How to Remove Mildew from Beach Chairs

Two beach chairs.
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner
  • 0-30
What You'll Need
White vinegar
Spray bottle
Cleaning sponge
Mild cleaning soap
Lemon juice
Baking soda
Warm to hot water

There is nothing worse than pulling those beach chairs out on the first summer day and discovering they are covered in mildew. Mildew, along with being unsightly, can also be dangerous. Not to worry. In this article, we will demonstrate how to remove mildew from beach chairs.

A person spraying mildew on a beach chair

Step 1 - Use White Vinegar

Fill your spray bottle with white vinegar. There is no need to dilute it. Vinegar cleans very well without the wear and tear of harsher substances such as bleach. Spray the areas affected by the mildew.

A person sponging mildew on a beach chair

Step 2 - Wipe the Chairs

Wipe the chairs down well with a cleaning sponge. Try to remove as much of the vinegar as you can.

Ingredients for cleaning beach chair mildew

Step 3 - Use Dish Soap

Take a few drops of your gentle dish cleaning soap, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and a tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with a gallon of hot water. Wash the chairs down well with this solution and rinse.

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Drying a beach chair in the sun

Step 4 - Dry the Chairs

To dry the chairs, leave them out in the open air and sun. Keeping them enclosed while wet or damp will just cause the mildew to build up again. You can use this cleaning method with most outdoor chairs and lawn chairs.

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