How To Wash Outdoor Cushion Covers
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How To Wash Outdoor Cushion Covers

Are you looking to wash your outdoor/patio cushion covers for your next DIY project? Use our cleaning guide below.

Materials Needed

You will need the following materials to properly wash your outdoor cushion covers:
• Mild detergent.
• Spray bottle.
• Outdoor fabric protector.
• Garden hose.
• Vanish Oxi-action.
• Soft brush.
• Towels.
• Cloth.
• Washing machine.

How To Wash Your Outdoor Cushion Covers

Now that you have all your supplies, follow the instructions below to clean the cushion covers efficiently. Of course, there are a few different ways to tackle dirty cushions and you may not need to use each one of these methods.

Basic Cleaning

• For a basic cleaning, you must remove the cushion covers and put them in the washing machine.
• Try to do this once per year on a low cycle with mild cleaning detergent.
• Refrain from washing the inner part of the cushion as this can cause mold and mildew buildup.
• Ensure the covers are completely dry once the cycle has finished.
• Using a radiator or airing is recommended.
How can you handle washing cushion covers that are not removable? Follow these steps.
• If this is the case, you can make a solution of warm soapy water with mild detergent.
• Use your soft brush to scrub this solution into the cushion.
• Wipe away the solution with a soft, wet cloth.
• Press the cushion between two towels and squeeze any excess water out, if possible.
• Make sure the cushions are dry by allowing them to air in the sunshine outdoors.

Heavy-Duty Cleaning

• A heavy-duty cleaning process calls for a good soaking of the cushion covers.
• Make a solution of equal parts Vanish Oxi-action powder, washing up liquid, and one liter of water.
• Pour the liquid into your spray bottle.
• Apply this solution to the cover, focusing on particularly dirty areas.
• Allow the solution to work away for 15-30 minutes yet don’t let it get dry.
• Re-apply the solution, if needed.
• After 30 minutes, use the garden hose to blast away the cleaning solution.
• Repeat the basic cleaning first step to ensure the cushions are in the best shape possible.
• You can prevent any dirt buildup by using an outdoor fabric protector to create a protective barrier.
• This will make the cushions easier to clean in the future.

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