How to clean outdoor seat cushions

How to clean outdoor seat cushions
June 19, 2022 Alleana
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How to clean outdoor seat cushions. Whether you’ve got a small balcony or a larger entertaining area, outdoor furniture can beautify your space. Keeping your outdoor seating and cushions clean can help maintain the relaxing and inviting vibe you’re aiming for. Want to know the best ways to clean your outdoor cushions? Read on for our helpful tips.

Read the label

Before you start cleaning your cushions, it’s important to check the label for any washing instructions. If the washing label is worn, damaged or missing, try searching online for the manufacturer’s instructions.

Machine wash

Removable cushion covers can usually be thrown in the washing machine. Before washing, shake out your cushion covers to remove debris and apply stain remover to any unsightly marks. You can generally be safe using your favourite detergent, though chlorine bleach is usually not recommended. If using a dryer, remove the covers when they’re still slightly damp and put them back on the cushions, as this will help them stretch back to their normal size.

Hand wash

This is usually the safest way to clean your cushions. After removing dust and debris with a vacuum, spray your cushions with 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, 1 teaspoon of borax or vinegar and 4 cups of warm water. Scrub with a soft brush and leave to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with a hose. Repeat the process for stubborn stains. Use a towel to absorb moisture and then leave the cushions to air dry.


A little vacuum treatment with an upholstery attachment might be all you need to remove dust, pet hair or debris. Use caution around seams and buttons to prevent damage.

Choose Cushion Factory for quality outdoor furnishings

Make your outdoor space truly beautiful with custom-made cushions from Cushion Factory. Our cushions are made to the highest standards, so you’ll be confident they’ll survive whatever nature throws at them. As the largest custom cushion manufacturer in Australia, we’ve developed a fantastic reputation and a commitment to product improvement and customer service. Contact us today on 1300 448 297 to speak to us or learn more about our amazing range.

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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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