Are Sunbrella cushions waterproof?

Are Sunbrella cushions waterproof?
January 27, 2022 Alleana
Sunbrella Outdoor Cushions

A common question that we receive at the Cushion Factory is whether or not Sunbrella cushions are waterproof. Waterproof cushions are a great option for use outdoors, and with Sunbrella’s line of bright and attractive cushions, it’s understandable that you’d want to know if they’re suitable for the Australian climate. Read on to find out.

Are Sunbrella cushions waterproof?

Sunbrella fabrics are water repellent, so it’s important to understand what this means. Water-resistant fabrics, for example, are able to resist the penetration of water to some extent, but not entirely. Water-repellent fabrics, meanwhile, are a step up from this, so rather than absorbing water, the coating ‘repels’ it instead, meaning it rolls off the surface.

The Sunbrella Rain line

Sunbrella launched the Rain line in order to combat water absorption as this is one of the biggest causes of damage to outdoor cushions. This line is unique due to its specialised Rain fabric thread, which runs along each pillow’s seam. It uses never-before-seen technology that expands when water touches it. This means that the water beads up on the pillow’s surface, allowing it to be easily wiped away. An ordinary cloth pillow would absorb this water, which can lead to discolouration, mould and colour fading.

How to identify a Sunbrella Rain pillow

Sunbrella Rain pillows are easily identifiable due to their distinctive range of stripey patterns and vibrant soli designs. However, if these aren’t to your taste, they’re easily customisable at the Cushion Factory. If you’re got a more neutral patio area, we recommend opting for customised cushions so you’re left with outdoor seat cushions that perfectly match your garden furniture.

Sunbrella Rain pillows also feature a harder surface than any other type of cushion. This is ideal for a set of bolter outdoor bench cushions as they can provide added comfort for those who suffer from neck and back pain. Such cushions are famed for their ability to correct posture issues.

For more information on whether or not Sunbrella cushions are waterproof, contact a member of our team today.

Cushion Factory Australia

Are you still unsure how to waterproof your cushions? Please contact one of our friendly staff or visit one of our showrooms today! We’re more than happy to help you choose the perfect waterproof fabric or product for your outdoor bench.

Feeling inspired? Start transforming your outside spaces today with our wide range of outdoor patio cushions, outdoor bench cushions, and more. As Australia’s Cushion Experts, Cushion Factory would absolutely love to help you create a space that you can’t wait to relax in. Say goodbye to those old faded cushions or that bare space!
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Similarly, if you would like to see what we have created for other clients around Australia, go to our Client Photo gallery. Or to view all of the fabrics from Sunbrella, please click on this link.

Have a question? Don’t hesitate to email or phone us on 1300 448 297. We would love to hear about your next decorating project!


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