The Outdoor Chairs Were a Dirty Mess

Last year I asked Charlie to clean our lawn chairs and he did — 2 of them.

Last year Charlie cleaned 2 of 6 chairs.

I finally decided to finish the job.

A grimy lawn chair.

The chairs were unsittable because the green spring pollen had infiltrated the weave.

Powdered enzyme cleaner.

I used a powdered enzyme cleaner dissolved in water to remove the grime.  Last year I think Charlie had used chlorine bleach which caused one of the seats to become rotten and tear.

We scrubbed 2 loungers also.

These are comfortable chairs so I’m interested in keeping them but also being able to sit on them — thus the cleaning.

The difference between the before and after is evident in the rinse step.

My friend helped me scrub on the enzyme cleaner and squirt of the dirt with the hose.

The chair on the left is dry — the other 4 are still wet.

I’m hoping when they dry they will look even cleaner.

What’s your favorite cleaner?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

One thought on “The Outdoor Chairs Were a Dirty Mess”

  1. They are much improved. I’m not familiar with that cleaner. Thanks for the before and after. Impressive.

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