How to Clean and Care Your Outdoor Patio Cushions
Stains and spills are bound to happen on couch cushions. No matter how much you love your outdoor furniture. It will get dirty! It should also be noted that stains are more likely to happen if you haven't cleaned yourpatio cushions in months! To keep your cushions looking fantastic, follow these steps:
What You Need
- Clean towel.
- Garden hose.
- Bucket of water.
- Mild soap.
- Dish detergent.
- Soft-bristled brush.
- Vacuum with an upholstery attachment.
Step 1: Vacuum up all loose debris.
To clean the upholstery, attach an upholstery attachment to the vacuum cleaner and vacuum over the surface of the cushion. Be sure to pay attention to spots that may hide dirt, such as seams, pleats, and crevices. Careful around buttons or other decorative elements that may come undone. Use a soft-bristled brush and liquid or cream cleanser for hard-to-reach places to gently brush away grime.
Step 2: Use Cleaning Solution to scrub affected areas.
Spray a mixture of water and mild soap on the cushion fabric, then scrub the cushion's entire surface with a brush dipped in the cleaning solution to remove all stains. Allow the solution to soak for more than five minutes.
Step 3: Rinse your cushions with a garden hose.
Rinse the cushions with a garden hose set on medium-high pressure. Make sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the cleaning solution. Never use a pressure washer to clean fabric. This could ruin the material.
Step 4: Leave it to dry fully.
Squeeze the fabric until no more water comes out, then blot it with a clean towel to soak up any remaining moisture. Once the cushions are completely dry, prop them up vertically and allow them to air-dry further. To dry them more quickly, place the cushions in a sunny location.
General care for cushions
- Do not use solvent-based cleaners on cushions. Hand washing is recommended.
- Do not iron, dry clean, or expose cushioned fabrics to heat.
- To guard against fading, we recommend using outdoor furniture covers for any outdoor furniture exposed to direct sunlight or familiar elements.
- We recommend that you store cushions when not in use during periods of direct sunlight and exposure to inclement weather.
Remove pet hair and lint.
To keep furniture free of pet hair, use a cloth brush with either a bristle or a napped fabric head. For a quick clean-up, wrap masking tape around your hand, sticky side out, to collect loose hair and fuzz.
When the party's on
When a party is in full swing, keep some soft and absorbent towels handy to deal with any spills quickly. In addition, L-shaped tables on sofa arms can be used to rest drinks, making them easier to reach and reducing the chance of spills.
Deep-clean your furniture cushions every six months. DIY works well, but you should do it only when you have time. If you are in a rush, you should use commercial cleaners instead. If you clean cushions yourself, don't leave soap residue or dirty water on the fabric. This will attract dirt and make it more difficult to clean.
Fluff and rotate cushions
Cushions lose up to 25% of their volume in the first six months. To maintain their shape, shake them daily. Fluff and rotate cushions regularly so that all sides of the cushion are exposed to air.
Caring for your outdoor cushions is an integral part of maintaining their longevity. However, ensuring they look great for a long time is also necessary. So be sure to give your outdoor cushions the care and cleaning treatments they need. And if you follow these steps, you can rest assured that your outdoor cushions will remain pristine and beautiful.