How to clean outdoor fabric cushions

How to clean outdoor fabric cushions
February 18, 2022 Alleana
Cleaning Sunbrella Fabric

How to clean outdoor fabric cushions. It’s the time of year when fabric cushions are put back outside to spruce up your outdoor space. But, before you toss them out there, it’s important to clean them first.

Fabric dirt and debris can harbour mould, mildew, and bacteria, which could lead to respiratory problems for people who spend a lot of their time in the yard or at a poolside patio area.

Below is a quick 5-step guide on how to deep clean your outdoor fabric furniture:

1) Remove any loose debris by hand or with a vacuum cleaner. You can use an old toothbrush to remove debris from around any beading, seams or piping.

2) Mix one cup of water with ¼ cup white vinegar in a spray bottle and shake well.

3) Spray down all surfaces thoroughly but gently, paying particular attention to seams. Allow the solution to set for a couple of minutes to allow it to break down and loosen any dirt and grime. Then wipe clean with a soft damp cloth or sponge.

4) If there is still some residue after you’ve wiped, mix one teaspoon of liquid dish soap (not dishwasher detergent) in two cups of warm water and use this mixture instead. Allow it set on the cushions for another few minutes before wiping.

5) Finally, spray the outside surfaces again with your vinegar/water solution and leave to dry in the sun. This might take a few days, so it’s best to do this before you go to bed and leave them outside overnight. Alternatively, find a nice sunny spot and lay the cushions out for 3 hours or so.

How to keep your fabric cushions in great condition

The best way to keep your fabric cushions in great condition in future is to store them in a dry place like a garage or a shed when not in use. You can also use an outdoor fabric protector spray after cleaning if you wish – just remember to let your cushion air dry first!

To find out more about keeping your outdoor fabric cushions clean, contact our team at the Cushion Factory today.

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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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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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