How to Clean a Plastic Mailbox


Sponge {{!! -!! Soap for the dishes!! -!! }} Bowl {{!! -!! !!! We need paper towels!!! -!! !!! Scrubber made of nylon!!! -!! A brush with soft bristles, please!! -!! Spray bottle, here we come!! -!! !! White vinegar that has been distilled -!! Do not use abrasive cleaners or steel wool on your mailbox since doing so might cause the plastic to get scratched. {{!! -!! Plastic mailboxes are popular among homeowners due to the fact that they are long-lasting and inexpensive. Mailboxes made of metal are susceptible to rusting and denting, whereas mailboxes made of wood are prone to rotting, particularly in areas that are moist or humid. Plastic mailboxes, despite their durability, have the potential to get soiled rather rapidly and may even attract mould or mildew. If your mailbox is white or another light colour, the filth may make it seem more worse than it really does. You only need some ordinary home goods and a little bit of elbow work to maintain the cleanliness of your plastic mailbox. {{!! -!! In a basin containing warm water, combine a few drops of dishwashing liquid soap. Using a sponge and the cleaning solution, remove the dirt and filth from your mailbox. Clean the mailbox by rinsing it out with some clean water and drying it out with some paper towels. {{!! -!! Using a nylon scrubber and some warm soapy water, clean the box so that there are no more bird droppings. Again, only a few of drops of dish detergent will do the trick. Scrub the stains with a mild cleanser while protecting your hands with gloves, and then rinse the affected area with clean water. After you have finished using the scrubber, throw it away. {{!! -!! To get rid of mould and mildew, spray the mailbox with distilled white vinegar. This will do the trick. Scrub the whole container with a nylon scrubber or a brush with soft bristles, and then rinse it with clean water after you’re done. By spraying a coating of vinegar on the outside of the mailbox and then letting it to air-dry, you may prevent mould and mildew from growing back on the surface.

Dish soap


Paper towels

Nylon scrubber

Soft-bristled brush

Spray bottle

Distilled white vinegar


To avoid scratching the plastic, do not use abrasive cleansers or steel wool on your mailbox.

Many homeowners install plastic mailboxes for their durability and affordability. Metal mailboxes can rust and dent, and wooden mailboxes are prone to rotting, especially in damp or humid climates. Plastic mailboxes, while sturdy, can get dirty fairly quickly and sometimes attract mold or mildew. The grime can look especially bad if you have a light-colored mailbox. You can keep your plastic mailbox clean with common household products and a little elbow grease.

  1. Mix a few drops of dish soap into a bowl of warm water. Wipe the grime off your mailbox with the solution and a sponge. Rinse the mailbox with plain water and dry with paper towels.

  2. Remove bird droppings from the box with warm soapy water and a nylon scrubber. Again, just a few drops of dish soap will do. While wearing protective gloves, gently scrub the stains and rinse the area with plain water. Discard the scrubber after using it.

  3. Remove mold and mildew by spraying the mailbox with distilled white vinegar. Gently scrub the entire box with a nylon scrubber or soft-bristled brush and rinse it with clean water. Prevent mold and mildew from returning by spraying a layer of vinegar on the outside of the mailbox and allowing it to air-dry.