It took an hour and a half to scrub these down. I couldn't get that black spot on the smaller of the two chairs to come off although I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed. I started with one of those sponges made for teflon pans. You know the ones. They have a sponge on one side and a fake steel wool scrubber on the other side. It did great to peel off the grime on the tall chair and off the table. But when it got to that black spot, nothing. I got a Brillo pad and tried that. It loosened the grit but the black stuff remains. It's like this grit/tar is fused with the atoms of the plastic chair. I also couldn't scrape it off with a knife or my fingernail. Okay, fine. Whatever it is, it's on there for good.
Mother nature had sort of washed them off about two weeks after I pulled them out of storage.
That rain got rid of the loose dirt but they still needed a thorough scrubbing. It was finally cool enough on Sunday to sit on the deck steps and scrub.
Now that the chairs and table are on the deck, I need some nice days to enjoy them or this is a suggestion for taking time off to be on the deck and enjoy them. Hmmmm.
I noticed on Sunday afternoon, after setting these on the deck, birds were perched them as they waited to hop into the birdbath. From the office window, it's now harder to see who is using the bath because the chair is in the way. No matter. I'm happy just to have the space filled again with the prospect of afternoons or evenings spent with my feet up on the table happily enjoying the out of doors.
Beverage: Lapsang Souchong tea