How to Waterproof Outdoor Cushions

How to Waterproof Outdoor Cushions
November 12, 2021 Alleana
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How do you waterproof outdoor cushions? Outdoor cushions are a great investment for your garden. It often provides the finishing touches to make it into a welcoming entertainment space for family and friends. However, with the wet season soon upon us, it’s a good idea to waterproof your cushions so that they remain protected in the event you accidentally leave them outside. Carry on reading to find out how to waterproof your outdoor cushions.

Waterproof materials

Depending on the type of outdoor cushion you’ve purchased, it may already be made from waterproof material. This means that if left outside, the rain should simply roll off the pillow, leaving it unscathed and free from mould. However, it’s recommended that when the rain does stop, you shake the excess water from the pillows and leave them somewhere safe to dry off.

If you wish to purchase a fabric cushion already made from waterproof material, we recommend looking for ones made from Sunbrella material.

Waterproof sprays

If your cushions aren’t made from waterproof materials, waterproof sprays are a good alternative. They work by coating the surface of your pillow with a special repellent that increases the surface tension of the fibres in your cushion. This means that water simply rolls back off them, rather than soaking in and causing your outdoor patio cushions to become damp and soggy.

Most major retailers stock waterproof spray in their DIY or outdoor aisles as it has a variety of practical uses. It helps to prevent the build-up of mould and mildew that can ruin cushions, making them uninviting to sit on and requiring you to purchase new ones, which can prove costly over time.

Furniture covers

If you don’t want to use a waterproof spray but you’re anticipating heavy rain? We recommend that you invest in a furniture cover instead. Not only does this keep your outdoor seat cushions safe, but it also protects the rest of your furniture from weather damage. Then, when you want to use the set again, you can simply take the cover off and find dry furniture underneath!

For more information on how to waterproof your outdoor cushions, contact us at Cushion Factory today.

Cushion Factory Australia

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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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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