What cleans greasy marks off outdoor cushions?

What cleans greasy marks off outdoor cushions?
April 30, 2022 Alleana
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What cleans greasy marks off outdoor cushions? There’s nothing better than those first signs that outdoor weather has arrived – but few things are worse than finding your outdoor cushions have greasy stains! That last barbecue may have been fabulous, but this isn’t the reminder you wanted.

Quality cushions clean easily

Choosing good quality cushions mean they’ll stand up to being cleaned. If you follow the right steps, you should find that greasy marks from things like food, sun cream or oil can be cleaned easily.

Easy steps to clean greasy marks off outdoor cushions

First of all, check the manufacturer’s instructions. Most outdoor cushions have a protective treatment to help them resist water, so it’s important to check the instructions before you start to treat the stain.

If you can tackle the stain immediately, you’ll have better results. Begin by soaking up any excess grease or oil – a lint-free cloth is best for this, and resist the urge to rub. After you’ve blotted away the excess oil, apply corn starch to the stain. This will absorb the grease. Let it sit for around 15 minutes, then use something like the back edge of a knife to scrape the powder away. While the grease should lift off with the powder, you may find you need to repeat the process a couple of times.

For older stains, things can be a bit more tricky. The first port of call is the manufacturer’s instructions – these should give you guidelines about whether the cushions and covers are machine washable. If you can find the instructions, then follow the guidelines given.

If you can’t find the instructions, the safest option is to handwash. Mix 1/2 tsp of mild dish soap with 1/2 tsp of borax and 500 ml of warm water and gently sponge the solution over the stain. Leave the cushion somewhere warm, but out of direct sunlight to dry completely.

Get in touch

If you’re still struggling to get those greasy marks out of your outdoor cushions, just get in touch. We’re happy to help as much as we can, and at the very least we’ll be able to point you in the direction of some gorgeous replacements.

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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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