How do you clean outdoor cushions?

How do you clean outdoor cushions?
August 11, 2021 Alleana
sunbrella outdoor cushions

How do you clean outdoor cushions?

In an ideal world, your outdoor cushions would stay fresh, vibrant and mould free. But of course, this depends on the upkeep. It can be difficult to find the right cleaning method that works for your type of cushion. Therefore, at Cushion Factory, we have created this quick guide – allowing you to stop reaching out for replacement outdoor chair cushions, and clean your current ones instead.

Custom Chair Outdoor Cushions

For a quick, routine clean: To help preserve the life of your custom outdoor chair cushions, grab some distilled white vinegar. Add ¼ of this to ¾ warm water, mix, and then empty into a spray bottle. This acidic solution once sprayed onto the cushion and left on for 15 minutes will be ready to scrub off. Once rinsed with warm water afterwards, any existing dirt should have lifted, leaving satisfying results.

For mouldy cushions: The quickest destroyer of outdoor cushions: mould. However, there is a way to bring your outdoor cushion back from the brink. With added caution not to spread any of the moulds to other aspects of your outdoor furniture, scrape off as much mould as you physically can. Then, to kill any remaining spores, spray undiluted white vinegar over the cushion. Allowing it to sit for around 10 minutes, cover the cushion in a second coating, before scraping this off to replace it with a small amount of detergent. Once left in the Aussie sun to dry off, it should be safe to say that your cushion is now completely clean.

For grass stains: Grass stains are one of the hardest marks to budge. Yet, it is possible to rid them from your outdoor cushion. Simply invest in some Borax solution and apply this to the affected areas. If you would like a more accessible solution made from household items, apply detergent rich in enzymes to the stain and massage it in with a brush. Once washed away, a good as new outdoor cushion should be left behind.

For more guidance on how to clean your outdoor cushions, contact our team at Cushion Factory today.

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Are you still unsure which fabric is best? 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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