Your luxury patio furniture can make your backyard feel like an outdoor living room, but in order to keep it looking great and functioning well, you’ll have to keep it clean. Patio furniture is subject to varying weather conditions including rain, harsh sun, and dirt, so it requires a different cleaning routine than your indoor furniture. Cleaning patio furniture cushions is a part of the regular maintenance for your furniture, and it is easy to care for cushions to maintain their shape and appearance for years to come.

Cleaning Patio Cushions
Tip #1: Read the Instructions

Before you start cleaning your patio furniture cushions, it is always recommended that you check the manufacturers’ instructions first. You can view the stain removal chart on our website or check the manufacturer’s website (Sunbrella) for instructions.

Tip #2: Be Proactive!
Sunbrella fabric is water resistant and the high density foam is approved for outside use. However if you plan on using your cushions directly after a storm, it is a good idea to bring them indoors or cover them up with one of our outdoor protective covers. Also, consider purchasing a stylish cushion box to store your cushions when not in use.

Tip #3: Off-Season Storage

To ensure your patio furniture cushions stay in great condition for years to come, make sure you store them properly when they are not in use. Before storing your cushions for the winter season, make sure they are completely dry and free of dirt and debris. You will want to store them in a dry place.

Tip #4: Remove Stains as Soon as They Happen

If you’ve spilt something on your patio furniture cushions, try to clean up the stain as soon as possible before it can set in. For small stains on patio furniture cushions, simply take 1tsp of dish detergent and mix with warm water. Scrub this solution on the cushion in a circular motion until the stain is gone. Rinse and air dry. For more difficult stains, check out our chart of recommended cleaning solutions.

Tip #5: Prevent Mold and Mildew

While the Sunbrella fabrics used in CabanaCoast’s patio furniture cushions do not promote mold and mildew growth, it can grow on other substances that are not removed from the fabric. This is why it is essential to keep your patio cushions free of dirt and stains with regular cleaning and stain removal.

For more information about cleaning your Sunbrella fabrics, contact CabanaCoast today. We’d be happy to help you learn more about caring for your patio furniture cushions.