How to Waterproof Patio Furniture Seat Cushions Clean all cushions if they are soiled. Let dry thoroughly. Place the chair cushions outdoors on a clean, flat surface and spray the front of the cushions . Hold the spray can at 6 to 8 inches from the surface of the cushions and spray with a steady, continuous stroke.
Spray waterproofing evenly over the surface of the fabric . Use the hair dryer on its hottest setting to warm the entire surface of the fabric . Make sure it is dry and repeat for maximum waterproofing protection. Use the UV spray after waterproofing spray is completely dry.
Protect from rain Outdoor fabrics, such as Sunbrella®, are moisture, mildew and fade resistant. Generally, this means if you leave the cushions uncovered during a rainstorm, the rain will bead up and roll off. When left untended over a series of downpours, though, they will start to show signs of wear.
The average cost to reupholster outdoor cushions is not going to be a set figure. A lot depends on size, materials needed, special features and design of the couch or chair you want to be done. Right now, the average cost ranges between $50 and $500.
It took me almost eight yards to cover all the cushions . That includes a total of eight cushions . That’s approximately one yard (54″ wide) per cushion , but I was able to cut two side-by-side in my fabric . These are quite thick so you should be able to do the same.
Weatherproof your cushions with a waterproof silicone spray to help protect them from mold and mildew . Choose a spray specifically made for your cushion’s material. Apply waterproofing spray if your cushions did not come with a weatherproof coating and after you have washed them.
Waterproofing indoor cushions for outdoor use is safe and easy. You can waterproof your indoor cushions to use outdoors. Doing so is simple, but requires regular maintenance to ensure the long life of the fabric. Cushions covered in sturdy fabrics, such as heavy cotton or durable polyesters, will fare best outdoors.
Outdoor cushion storage tips: Keep the cushions off the ground. No matter where you store cushions , make sure you keep them at least six inches off the ground. Choose a dry, cool environment. Do whatever you can to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity. If possible, keep cushions out of direct sunlight.
Storing your outdoor furniture during the off-season is the best way to protect it from harsh weather. A garage, basement, or storage shed is ideal, but a covered deck or patio will help protect your furniture , too. An alternative option to storage is to bring outdoor pieces indoors to use and enjoy over the winter.
Keep the water out and stay dry by treating your clothing with Aqua Armor for Naturals Fabric Waterproofing Spray . Aqua Armor is a heat activated, water-based waterproofing treatment that does not affect the color, feel or flexibility of the fabric . Simply spray on and throw into a heated dryer or hand iron.