As many parents can attest, the most important piece of baby gear is often their stroller. A new stroller can be pricey, but if you’re feeling crafty and industrious there’s no need to spend hundreds on an all-new one. In this article, we’ll show you how to refurbish your child’s old stroller so it looks new!
Steps on How to Refurbish a Stroller
Step 1. Clean it: Remove the handles and wheels from the stroller frame to clean them individually. Use a soft toothbrush on all visible surfaces, scrubbing in small circles where dirt or grime is most prevalent. Rinse with water after cleaning each surface of the handlebar assembly, including attaching screws that hold the fabric together.
Step 2. Dry everything off thoroughly – you do not want any moisture left behind when reassembly. Allow time for everything to dry before going through this process again!
Step 3. When finished removing parts like handles and wheels we recommend using a high-quality lubricant such as WD40 for areas that are difficult to reach.
Step 4. Use a soft cloth and warm water to clean the fabric. For plastic surfaces like wheels, handlebars, or headrests use carnauba wax.
Seal up any areas that have been scratched. Apply grease with a rag for metal parts
We recommend using specific products depending on what type of surface you’re cleaning. For example, if your material is nylon we recommend using Pledge Fabric Care because it will work well on protein-based stains while also preventing future spills from becoming permanent. The process can be time-consuming but this DIY project should hopefully save you money in the long run! Good luck!
How to get scratches out of a stroller
Plastic surfaces: Use carnauba wax to cover the scratched areas and then buff it with a cloth. Brush on grease from top to bottom of metal parts.
Seal up any worn-out or damaged fabric by glueing patches in place or sewing them, depending on how large the damage is. If you’re not confident about your skills in this area, we recommend contacting a professional instead for repairs!
Metal Parts: Apply grease liberally using a rag overall scratches so they blend into the surface more effectively and seal them well before storing them away again. For best results use products such as WD40 that are designed specifically for metal corrosion prevention and protection – these can be applied both internally and externally on the metal parts to prevent rusting.
Clean away any stuck-on dirt or grime with a damp cloth, using soap if required and dry it thoroughly after use so that water spots don’t appear later on in its life.
Generally avoid using abrasive products such as steel wool pads or scouring powder, which can damage the paintwork and leave debris behind that will corrode through again over time. With these items always test an inconspicuous area first to check for adverse effects before applying them elsewhere – you may be aware of certain chemicals in your cleaning routine from previous experience that could harm painted surfaces too!
With regular care like this, your stroller should last many years and still look perfect.
How to Get Paint off a Stroller
Step 1. The first thing to do is make sure the stroller isn’t going to be in use for a while. If you want to remove paint from a wooden or plastic surface, it should take no longer than 24 hours before using water on the item – this will prevent any damage from being caused by prolonged contacts with chemicals like solvents and acetone.
Step 2. The next step is getting rid of excess dirt and grime that can hinder the effectiveness of your cleaning products. This means scrubbing off what you can with warm soapy water or an all-purpose cleaner (we recommend these if softened waters aren’t available), then leaving everything at least one hour without anything else touching wood surfaces, as harsher products could damage the wood.
Step 3. Once you’re done scrubbing, use a dry cloth to remove any excess water from surfaces that don’t have paint on them – this will help avoid future damage and mould growth due to dampness. If possible, let everything air out for at least 24 hours before reassembling your stroller or putting it back in storage.
How do you get sunscreen stains out of a stroller?
Sunscreen stains are made of organic material that is difficult to remove. The best way to get the sunscreen out of your stroller, and any other surface for that matter, is by scrubbing vigorously with soap or some other type of all-purpose cleaner. If you know what type of stain it is – like milk – try using a dairy product solution instead (a mixture between water and dishwashing detergent should do).
The key here is elbow grease; once you have not only removed the sunblock but also gotten down into the fabric fibres enough time has passed for whatever was applied on top (sunscreen) will be absorbed back in at an even rate. Anything harder than this could potentially damage surfaces.