How do you clean fabric cushions on patio furniture? Clean patio furniture covers and cushions can be a source of pride for homeowners, but they can also be a source of frustration if they’re not properly cared for. If you want to ensure that your patio furniture stays looking like new, our team have created this short guide to help.
Start with the right tools
Before you start cleaning, it’s handy to ensure that you have the right tools for the job. For example, if you’re cleaning outdoor fabric cushions, we recommend that you use a sponge or scrub brush instead of a rag or paper towel. This is important because it’s going to be gentler on the fabric and won’t leave behind any lint or fibres that could damage it over time.
We also recommend that you have your vacuum cleaner handy. You can use it to get rid of any dirt before you start washing your cushions—this step is especially important if you have pets or children who tend to track in mud, dirt or foliage from outside onto their seats!
Use a mild detergent
It’s important to use a mild detergent to clean fabric outdoor patio cushions as this is going to help keep your furniture looking its best.
Many fabrics are treated with special finishes and coatings that can be damaged by harsh cleaners. If you use a detergent that is too strong, you run the risk of damaging these protective coatings and causing fading or discolouration. In addition, some fabrics are sensitive to certain chemicals, so it is best to stick with products designed specifically for cleaning upholstery.
Be careful not to soak the cushions in water
It’s important to let the cushions air dry after cleaning them, so avoid using too much water when cleaning them off with a sponge or rag. If they’re still damp when you sit on them again, this could cause mould growth or mildew.
For more information on how you can clean fabric cushions on patio furniture, feel free to contact a member of our team at the Cushion Factory today.
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