How to dye outdoor seat cushions

How to dye outdoor seat cushions
February 4, 2022 Alleana
Dyeing outdoor cushions

How to dye outdoor seat cushions? When you’re looking to give your outdoor space a revamp, making the most of your outdoor furniture is a key part of the process. If your garden furniture looks relatively dull and uninviting, who’s going to want to spend time there? A good way of bringing life back into your furniture is to dye your cushions! Read on to learn more about how to dye outdoor seat cushions and the benefits of more colourful outdoor furniture.

1. Remove and wash the cushion covers

The first step to getting your seat cushions looking incredible is removing the covers. The covers are the part requiring the dye, and they use far less dye than going through the process with an entire cushion. After this, you want to ensure that you wash the covers as thoroughly as possible. Otherwise, you risk your outdoor bench cushions having a layer of dirt under the dye, making them look and feel far worse than they could.

2. Prepare the dye

Once your cushion covers are apart from the cushions, prepare the dye bath for the covers. To do so, boil two cups of hot water and transfer the water into a bucket, before adding the dye. From this point, add hot water until you have enough to fully submerge the cushion covers. You might want to add a cup of salt to your dye mix if the cover is cotton, linen or rayon, or a cup of vinegar if the cover is silk, wool or nylon. These allow the dye to better penetrate and get more comprehensive coverage.

3. Dye the cushions

Finally, start to dye the cushions. Place the covers in the dye bath for around an hour, stirring every two minutes to ensure that every surface gets completely covered. After an hour, remove the cushion covers, strain out any excess liquid and hang your cushion covers out to dry. Once dry, you should have a cushion cover that looks brand new, bringing a splash of colour to your outdoor patio furniture and truly amplifying your external space.

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