How to resist mold and mildew on your outdoor cushions

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If you live in an area that experiences frequent moisture and precipitation, you might have had some run-ins with microorganisms such as mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can be frustrating to deal with, especially if you have allergies or if you like to lounge outside on your outdoor furniture. Here are a few ways you can fight mold and mildew buildup on your outdoor furniture cushions.


Bleach isn’t just for removing stains from clothing. Spraying your cushions with a bleach solution or soaking them with a bleach-covered cloth or sponge can work wonders for removing mold and mildew. Just be sure to check your cushions’ labels to make sure they’re not easily damaged by bleach.


This acidic solution is soft on your cushions, but tough against mold and mildew. A few undiluted sprays of vinegar solution, combined with some time in the sun can help your outdoor cushions recover from a mold or mildew infestation. Just make sure to wipe your cushions with a damp cloth afterwards to get rid of the residue.


Sometimes, the best way to deal with a problem is to make sure it doesn’t happen in the first place. Getting good moisture-resistant outdoor cushions can greatly reduce the chances you will even have to deal with mold and mildew problems.

Dryfast foam has been designed to resist microorganisms and to dry extremely quickly even after being soaked. The Foam Factory creates highly customizable outdoor foam cushions from this revolutionary material. Contact them today if you’d like some high-quality outdoor cushions that you won’t have to clean mold and mildew from.