How to whiten yellowed PVC?
Whether it’s a PVC window or other white plastic items, PVC can yellow and even darken over time if you don’t maintain it properly.
Today I offer you my best tips and homemade recipes for bleaching and removing stains from PVC.
1. Regular cleaning of PVC with vinegar
To avoid stubborn stains or the PVC yellowing over time, it is important to clean it regularly. A natural solution for cleaning PVC is to use white vinegar.
- Mix an equal amount of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
- Spray the solution on the PVC surface and leave to act for 1 minute.
- Clean and rub the plastic with a sponge or better still a cloth.
You can also use simple soapy water to dust and remove light stains on white or colored PVC.
2. Recipe for removing stains from PVC
If you notice the presence of more stubborn stains on the PVC then here is an effective and easy to make homemade recipe.
- Spray a mixture of water and vinegar on the PVC.
- Then sprinkle baking soda, mainly on the stains.
- Leave on for 1 to 2 minutes and rub with a sponge to remove stains.
- Rinse with a damp cloth to finish cleaning the PVC.
I recommend that you make this recipe only on PVC and white plastic. On colored PVC, you risk seeing small scratches appear, especially if you add « too much » baking soda to the recipe.
Personally I also use this homemade recipe to whiten and clean my white plastic garden chairs
3. Whiten the yellowed PVC with hydrogen peroxide
A really effective product for bleaching white PVC and yellowed plastic is hydrogen peroxide.
As white PVC tends to yellow over time due to sunlight and dirt, here is how to do this trick:
- Soak a cloth in hydrogen peroxide and rub the yellowed PVC surface.
- Rinse with a damp cloth and dry with a new dry cloth.
For small plastic objects, you can soak them directly in hydrogen peroxide in a sunny place. After several hours, the plastic will regain its beautiful white color.
4. Clean the yellowed PVC with the clay stone
Still to whiten yellowed or even blackened PVC, a natural solution is to use the clay stone.
If the white vinegar and baking soda trick isn’t enough to bring whiteness back to your white PVC window, then here’s how to use this clay stone.
- Dampen a sponge or soft cloth and lather the sponge with the clay stone.
- Scrub and clean the PVC surface, rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
The great thing about this white stone is that you can clean almost everything in the house and garden. Baths, tiles, taps, windows, toilets and even to clean the insert glass.
- Cleans, protects and polishes surfaces.
- Natural home cleaner.
- Quality clay stone