How to clean IKEA outdoor cushions

Outdoor cushions from IKEA can add style to an outdoor seating area, but they are also constantly exposed to natural elements like rain, mud, and bird droppings. In order to keep your patio fresh and tidy, it’s essential to know how to clean them.

How to clean IKEA outdoor cushions

If your IKEA cushion has a removable cover, the simplest method is to remove it and put it into the washing machine. It may help to use a vacuum cleaner to remove any excess dust or debris before doing so. If the cushion cover is particularly stained or dirty, you may want to consider soaking it in some soapy water before putting it into the machine.

Do make sure to check the manufacturer label and follow the instructions before washing.

However, if the cushions do not have a removable cover, there are other methods to clean them.

Cleaning an IKEA cushion cover by hand

You’ll need:

• Vacuum cleaner

• Detergent or cleaning solution

• Soft-bristled brush

• Bucket of water

• Water hose

• Clean towel

First, vacuum the cushion to remove the excess debris. Make sure you pay attention to the seams and corners, as the vacuum cleaner may not easily pick up dust in those areas.

Next, apply a small amount of detergent or cleaning solution to the cushion and scrub with a soft-bristled brush, paying special attention to stained areas. Wait at least five minutes to allow the solution to soak into the fabric.

Use a water hose or bucket of water to rinse off the cushion. If there are still dirty areas, alternate between scrubbing the cushion and washing it with water to get the excess dirt and grime out of the cover.

Lastly, rinse it several times with water to remove the excess soap. Squeeze dry with your hands and pat dry with a clean towel. You may want to leave the cushion in a sunny or warm area to make sure it dries completely. For coloured cushions, note that sunlight may cause the colour to fade over time.

For cushions with particularly tough stains, it may be useful to invest in a stain-removing detergent. Washing with white vinegar is an additional step that can be taken during the process as well.

Shop for outdoor cushions today

If you’re looking for an alternative option to IKEA cushions and want cushions that are water and stain-resistant, take a look at the outdoor cushions available at the Cushion Factory today!

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