How to remove mould from cushions
How to remove mould from cushions? We like to think we’re pretty lucky here in Australia, with such a wonderful climate to enjoy spending time outdoors, whether that’s out and about or relaxing at home. For many, that means on a day bed on the deck or in an outdoor lounge on the patio. But our warm climate also brings the worst enemy for outdoor cushions… mould. And if it’s not dealt with quickly, that mould can, and will, spread via spores to other parts of the material as well as the surrounding cushions and seats.
Mould not only looks unappealing to sit on, but it can also stain or discolour the material of your cushion covers if left untreated while leaving a lingering odour that can be difficult to get rid of.
Now on a positive note, there is a solution to your mould problems, because we know no one likes to sit on mouldy outdoor seat cushions!
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So, here are our simple steps to keeping that pesky mould at bay:
1. Fill a clean spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar. Spray it onto the front and back of your cushions and leave it for 10 minutes.
2. Then, mix 3 cups of warm water with 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap in a bucket. Using a sponge, scrub both sides of each cushion with the soap mixture.
3. Rinse the cushions by wiping them with a clean, damp cloth, then allow the cushions to dry in the sun.
4. Once your cushions are dry, lightly spray them again with vinegar to kill any remaining mould spores and to remove any lingering smells. Allow them to dry and then you should be faced with clean, mould free cushions!
Because of their constant exposure to the elements, outdoor furniture cushions tend to be more susceptible to mould, but choosing the right outdoor cushion material can prevent the growth of mould in the first place. Here at Cushion Factory, we pride ourselves on having a huge range of designs and styles available in high-quality materials to bring life and relaxation to your outdoor space!
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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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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!