How To Clean A White Plastic Folding Table?

During the blow molding process, polypropylene plastic is combined with stain-resistant additives. The porous nature of the tabletop allows spilled condiments and other liquids to soak into the microscopic cracks of the table. This might leave a stubborn stain. Listed below are some ideas from merchants, manufacturers, and rental firms who regularly work with or utilize these tables.

Needed Tools

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Soft Towel Optimum Chem (Listed Below)


Elbow Grease

This is probably the cheapest method offered here, and it works more often than you’d imagine. First, use some elbow grease to remove the discoloration.

Fear not scratching the plastic. This won’t be an issue if your brush or towel is soft. Before buying expensive stain removers, give a difficult stain a good scrubbing. A soft cloth and some all-purpose cleanser should suffice.


Degreaser is widely available. Cleaning greasy, grimy surfaces using this substance. It’s commonly used on appliances, barbecues, and stovetops. But it also removes stains well.

Paint Thinners

Another common chemical. Paint thinner is a solvent used to thin oil-based paintings and clean tables. Hand protection with paint thinner gloves.

Always test on a small part of the table (ideally hidden beneath) before applying it to the whole folding table. Wait 5 minutes before attempting to scrub the stain. Rinse off the paint thinner right away.

Power Washer

Using a pressure washer to clean tables after an event is quick and easy. It’s okay if it rains on your plastic folding tables.

Remove any objects from the tables, put them on their side, and hose them off with a light pressure washer setting. Using a high-pressure nozzle might harm your table. Keep the hose at a 45-degree angle and at least 4 feet away.

Avoid rough towels and brushes with sharp edges. Avoid Brillo pads and sandpaper. These substances can scratch your folding table. Please leave a comment if you successfully removed stains using a method not described here!

Foldable Chairs

Lifetime tables and chairs are composed of non-porous HDPE plastic that resists most organic stains. Regular washing with mild dish soap and a moist cloth keeps your Lifetime table looking fresh. For oily food remains, use Soft Scrub and a non-scratching pad.

Still, certain residues are resistant to soap and water, so we did some informal testing to find what works best.

We used five common stains on a Lifetime tabletop: spaghetti sauce, mustard, coffee, ink, and an industrial marking crayon. We left them undisturbed for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the coffee and mustard were cleaned out easily with a damp paper towel.

We chose Baking Soda, Clorox, and the newest cleaner on the market, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Like other cleansers, we let them sit for a minute to soften up the stuff before cleaning.

Baking soda was made into a paste using water to use as an all-purpose cleaner. While it faded the spaghetti sauce stain, it just smeared the ink and industrial marking crayon, causing no fading.

Even with a paper towel, the Clorox spray worked great on spaghetti sauce. We didn’t try it on fruit juice or wine, but we assume it would work just as well on those organic stains, given their similarity in composition to the tomato-based sauce.

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser worked well on the spaghetti sauce, ink, and industrial marking crayon, despite their very different bases. The Magic Eraser and a little elbow grease restored the tabletop to new with warm water to rinse finally.

This strong cleaning chemical has been pre-treated on the magic eraser. As a result, it should not be used with other home cleansers (especially Chlorine). After using the Magic Eraser, clean the tabletop well before using it to prepare meals.

We hope you find this information useful, and as usual, we welcome your feedback on our goods.