Best ways for keeping outdoor cushions dry and well maintained

Your outdoor cushions will probably last for only a few seasons, if you leave them at the mercy of rain, wind and snow, before they need to be replaced. If you want your cushions to last for many years then you need to take some easy steps to maintain them. Here are some from Wicker Paradise:

A large part of the maintenance requires keeping them as dry as possible. It is best that you choose a durable, weatherproof material when buying your outdoor furniture cushions. Materials like vinyl, poly acrylics and fabrics are specially designed for outdoor use and are tougher and resistant to mold and mildew.

You can use a waterproof silicone spray to help protect them from mold and mildew. You must choose a spray specifically made for your cushion’s material. Spray the cushions thoroughly outdoors and then dry completely in the sun.

If you want a more permanent solution, buy iron-on vinyl to cover your cushions. This will create a sealed envelope around the cushion cover. This minimizes the chance of any water entering the cushion through that vulnerable area.

Put your cushions in the garage on rainy days, in order to avoid getting them wet and cover your rattan furniture. You can also clean your cushions regularly with a cleaner that helps keep the fabric free of mold and mildew.

These useful tips will help you in maintaining outdoor cushions in such a way that they can last for a longer duration of time.