How to protect your outdoor furniture cushions from the weather


If you enjoy lounging on a couch in your backyard or having lunch on your patio, you might have noticed that your outdoor furniture cushions don’t always react well to being exposed to the elements. When rain comes, your cushions might become wet and soggy. And if they’ve been soaked in moisture for too long, you might be seeing mold and mildew forming on their surfaces. 

Not every pre-made cushion that comes with a furniture set has been adequately waterproofed, especially if the furniture you’re using for your patio hasn’t been designed specifically for outdoor use. If you find yourself having trouble keeping your cushions dry, there are a few things you can do.

First, you can cover your cushions if they are not in use. You can do this with clear, plastic protective covers, or specially made polyester/vinyl patio furniture covers. Second, you can use a waterproofing spray to make your cushions more resistant to liquids they come into contact with. Lastly, you can get rid of those old, non-waterproof factory-made cushions and order custom waterproof cushions that fit the shape of your furniture and look just as good as the old ones.

The Foam Factory sells custom outdoor cushions made from Dryfast foam, a material that dries quickly even after being completely soaked. Dryfast foam also possesses anti-microbial properties, which prevent bacteria and other unsavory microorganisms from growing on your cushions. You can even get your Dryfast cushions cut in the exact shape and dimensions you need for your outdoor furniture. Be sure to contact them for details.


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