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OxiClean Adds New Life to Outdoor Fabric Chairs

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Brings New Life to Lawn Chairs
Cleans, Brightens & Whitens – Removes the Toughest of Stains

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

Fall had come and gone and winter was here in full force. The thought of sitting out in the yard was furthest from my mind. Just before the first snowflake fell, I made sure that everything was tidied up and put away – except for the lawn chairs. Then the season began to change, the birds began to sing and the sun, that wonderful warm sun was calling out to me “sit outside and let my rays shine upon your pale skin”. After being out in the elements all winter long and through the rain in the spring, I thought that was it – they are garbage now. I admit it!  I am very guilty of doing this – more than once. You would think I would learn. Have you left your lawn chairs outside all winter long? Have you left them out in the rain? I am here to tell you that there is a cure! OxiClean will put new life into your chairs and as an added bonus, your guests will actually want to sit in them – now!

I have to say that this chair was the worst of them all. I had tried soap with water and baking soda with vinegar. I even tried scrubbing bubbles and a few other cleaners and none of them worked. Sure they took off some surface dirt and dust but they certainly didn’t get the chairs clean. I was at a loss. I wanted them clean enough to where any of my guests would want to sit in them.

So, I did what any other person would do, I asked my friends and readers. I posted a photo of my filthy chair and sent out a plea to Facebook saying: “Pop Quiz: What would you use to clean chairs like these? I’ve tried everything I can think of besides bleach and nothing seems to be working. Comment with your cleaning tips and tricks. If yours works, I will feature YOUR Cleaning Tip in a blog post with full credit to you. I have 5 of these chairs so I can try many ideas. Go!”

I received some great responses. Some were suggestions for methods that I had already tried while others were something that I never had thought of.

A huge shout out and thank you to Melanie Ann Deland, Terry Baker and Treen Goodwin for suggesting OxiClean. This is the picture of the chair that I had posted. I have 2 more just like it. Today, I put OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover to the test!

OxiClean Grey Chair Before

I poured a scoop of OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover powder and about 1/2 cup of water onto the chair and began to scrub it all over. After I scrubbed the solution all over, I let it sit for about 10 minutes.

OxiClean Gery Chair During

After letting the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover sit for a bit, I poured a little bit more water onto the chair and scrubbed it all over for about a minute and then began rising off the chair. I let the chair dry in the sun (which didn’t take very long today) and OMGosh what a difference!!!!! You would never think that this was the same chair at all. It cleaned my other two chairs just like this one just as great.

OxiClean Grey Chair After

I live about a five(5) minute drive from the Stelco Lake Erie Works here in Nanticoke. I had forgotten how much black sooty dust can float around in the air and land on everything. It’s been some time since I have lived near a factory. I haven’t had to deal with that sort of thing since I lived in Hamilton. I guess that’s why each year they will send a cleaning crew to our home and clean the siding. In that one year span, it is black – beyond belief! That black soot is what has stained my lawn chairs – that plus the rain and the puddling on the seat. OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover is a lifesaver! I can’t believe how great of a job it did in restoring my chairs.

Now – because the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover did such a fantastic job on the grey chairs, I couldn’t wait to see the result after cleaning my blue chairs, such as this one here.

OxiClean Blue Chair Before

I took the same steps with the blue chair as I did with the grey one. I poured a scoop of OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover powder and about 1/2 cup of water onto the chair and began to scrub it all over. After I scrubbed the solution all over, I let it sit for about 10 minutes.

OxiClean Blue Chair During

The result was outstanding! My blue chairs are like brand new. To look at it now you’d never know or even think that it was stained black as bad as it was. The chair is clean and bright and blue! I am WOWED!!!

OxiClean Blue Chair After

Now that my chairs are all pretty and my guests will actually want to take seat. I think I will be using OxiClean for more than just laundry from now on. Since I used it all up cleaning my chairs, a trip to the store is on the agenda.

Have you used OxiClean for more than just laundry? Let me know! I’d love to hear about it.

Visit the OxiClean website for more info, products and tips. http://oxiclean.ca/

Disclosure: This post is not paid nor sponsored by OxiClean. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.

Christine is the proud mother of three amazing adults in their 20s, and one ‘fur baby’, a dog named Tracker who is never far from Christine’s side.  A devoted gardener, during the spring and summer months Christine can normally be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.  Living in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors, is an avid hiker and fisher, including ice fishing in the winter months.

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  1. Oxiclean is a very trustworthy brand! Thanks for sharing this with your readers.
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  2. Kristy R

    That’s quite the difference! While I did put mine away last year, they could still use a good cleaning!

  3. Lynda Cook

    This stuff is the bomb!! I know where your coming from about the blackness, our neighbour worked there for years and that shit sure did a number on his truck so I can imagine what your siding and chairs looked like!!

  4. Judy Cowan

    Love Oxiclean, it works great! I used it to clean our deck this year. Mixed it up in a bucket with water, brushed it on with a stiff brush and rinsed off. Amazing how it made the dirt roll off!

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