Polyurethane foam treated with specific chemicals – biocides — to prevent fungus growth, mold and mildew can be used as stuffing for outdoor cushions. Foam has to be cut to fit the specific pillow dimensions. For extra safety, cover the foam in plastic before inserting it into the cover.
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. Should cushions be left out in the rain , as soon as it stops, shake or wipe off excess water and let them air out a bit.
Protect your patio furniture , cushions or awnings from the rain and from staining by treating with Aqua Armor for Patio and Awning. Formulated for use on outdoor natural fabrics, Aqua Armor for Patio and Awning is a water-based waterproofing spray that helps keep moisture out as well as help to prevent mold/mildew.
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.
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.
A quality cover is a reliable and easy way to protect your furnishings. A good covering will keep moisture and debris off both the cushions and hard surfaces of your furniture . This simple layer of protection can add years of life to your investment, and will keep your furniture looking fresh and new.
Use these tips to find the perfect outdoor cushions for every chair and bench on your patio . Measure Your Furniture for New Cushions . Select the Right Cushions for Your Chairs . Pick Cushions Made of Outdoor Materials. Choose the Best Color and Pattern for Your Furniture . Accessorize With Your Cushions .