Care Guide – Cushion
The best way to keep fabrics looking good is to keep them free of loose dirt. Pick up cushions and smack them together every couple of weeks. If you keep the cushions free of debris, that dirt will not be soaked into the material. In most
environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.
Fabrics can be cleaned while still on the cushions. Cushion casings can be removed and placed in a washing machine, but removing & getting the fabric back on can be difficult.
- Be sure material is Solution Dyed. If not, no bleach may be used
- Always use a natural soap (like Ivory Liquid), never detergent
- Water should be cold to lukewarm, never more than 100 degrees.
- Air dry only, and never apply heat
- Brush off loose dirt
- Hose down
- Prepare a cleaning mixture of water and mild, natural soap (no detergents)
- Use a soft bristle brush to clean, allowing soap to soak in
- Rinse thoroughly & Air dry
If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew, roof run-off and other similar stains (solution dyed fabrics only):
Bleach/Soap Mixture for Solution Dyed Fabrics: 1/2 cup chlorine bleach, ¼ cup natural soap & 1 gallon of water