How to Repair Poly Furniture

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Last updated: July 19, 2023

Keeping our household items well-maintained can enhance their lifespan. This is true for Poly furniture. What if there were ways to help your favorite furniture pieces look great and last longer?

I will offer handy tips, and practical steps to help you do that. You’ll learn how to repair poly furniture and how proper care can extend its life.

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How to Repair Poly Furniture

To repair Poly furniture that is scratched or broken, use a repair kit..This kit contains everything you need to fix scratches, cracks, and chips on your Poly furniture. It typically includes a buffing pad, a sanding pad, a repair gel, and instructions.

Here are the steps to follow to use this repair kit:

  1. Use a damp cloth to clean the spot around the damage.
  2. Put the repair gel on the damaged area and spread it evenly.
  3. Sand the repair gel until it becomes smooth using the sanding pad.
  4. Buff the repaired spot until it gets shiny with the help of a buffing pad.

The Poly furniture repair kit is an ideal option for fixing damage.

The included instructions make the kit easy to use, allowing you to make your Poly furniture look new all over again.

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What steps do I need to take to repair damaged Poly Furniture

I suggest following the steps.

Get rid of loose debris fast

The first thing you need to do is remove any loose debris from your Poly furniture, like dust, dirt, leaves, and cobwebs. You can use a clean cloth or brush for it. Clean from the top of the furniture and work your way down to the legs to avoid brushing back dirt to the cleaner spots.

Mix the cleaning solution

You have two choices for repairing your Poly furniture: vinegar and water and mild dish soap. Water and mild soap are great for light cleaning. Mix warm water and white vinegar to prepare a cleaning solution for grime buildup and tougher stains.

Use a sponge or soft cloth to apply either of these two mixtures to the furniture surface and allow it to sit for several minutes before you use a damp cloth to wipe it away. Rinse the furniture properly with fresh water to remove residues afterward.

Let the furniture dry

Make sure you dry off your furniture with a clean microfiber towel before you let it sit in a sunny area in the yard before moving it back to storage or covering it again.

Dark gray plastic deck chair of round shapes with a folding backrest on a mown English lawn in the garden. plastic surface with a wicker type wrap
©Michal Paulus Dark gray plastic deck chair

How to Fix Scratches on Poly Furniture

To fix scratches from your Poly furniture, you will need a suitable rag, a vacuum cleaner, some sandpaper, and a sealer. Follow these steps to get rid of those ugly scratches.

Sand it

Sand the scratches first until everything is level with the other parts of your Poly furniture.

Vacuum it

Use the vacuum cleaner to remove any dust that might have accumulated on the furniture during the sanding process.

Apply the sealer

Use a clean rag to apply the thin coat of sealer on top of the scratches. Let the sealer dry off before you use your Poly furniture again.

How to fix cracked Poly furniture

Although Poly lumber itself is an extremely durable material, it doesn’t mean that it is indestructible. The good news is that you can quickly repair your beloved Poly furniture when it cracks or breaks. You can use a filler to restore your cracked Poly furniture.

Here are the steps you should follow to fix your damaged pieces.

  1. Use water to clean the area around the damage to ensure the filler will adhere better to the furniture.
  2. Mix and prepare the filler based on the instructions in the kit.
  3. Apply the filler to the cracked area using the applicator with the kit.
  4. Make sure you smooth out the filler to level with other furniture parts.
  5. Allow the filler to harden for the specified time in the kit.
A cozy plastic brown armchair in a magical garden among green junipers in the shade of trees. A secret place for relaxation among plants in the sun
© Iryna Pavlova Plastic brown armchair in a garden

How to restore Poly furniture

Despite being durable and weather-resistant, Poly furniture may fade over time, making it look worn and old. The good news is that there are several simple steps for restoration.

Your first option is to use a sealant. The sealant will help restore the color of Poly furniture and keep it protected from the sun and other elements. Just make sure that you read all the instructions correctly.

Start by testing the sealant on a small part of your furniture first to ensure it won’t cause unwanted discoloration.

The second option is using a wood restorer. The wood restorer will help you polish and clean your Poly while restoring its color simultaneously. Once again, refer to the instructions, and don’t forget to test the product on a small spot on your furniture.

four multi colored polywood chairs at the beach bar

Furniture wax is your third option. Furniture wax helps protect your Poly furniture from the sun and other elements. Color restoration is also possible with the help of furniture wax. Again, test the product on a tiny piece of furniture to ensure it won’t discolor the piece.

How to polish Poly furniture

Just like other types of outdoor furniture, it would be good to apply a specialized polish or sealant to ensure that your Poly furniture doesn’t sustain weather damage over time. A wax-based product or a Poly protectant is recommended to polish your Poly furniture. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for both application and suitable drying time.

You can also use wood polish to buff your Poly furniture and keep its surface looking new and shiny. You only have to get a soft cloth and put a small amount of polish on it. Wipe it evenly throughout the furniture surface.

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