Read labels to find out the fabric and filling content of your cushions. Fabrics include solution-dyed acrylics, PVC-coated polyesters and vinyls.
Some cushion covers are secured with zippers or fabric fasteners, while some cannot be removed. Follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer. If cleaning tags are missing, check the manufacturer’s website.
The easiest way to avoid complicated cleaning operations is to maintain cushions day to day. Regular brushings of cushion surfaces with a whiskbroom will cut down on stains from visiting insects and plant debris. When cushions get soaked by an unexpected shower, turn them on edge to speed up drying time. If an accidental spill occurs, sop it up quickly with a paper towel or a clean rag.
Make up a spray bottle with 235ml warm water, 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 table spoon of borax, saturate cushions on both sides with spray paying special attention to crevices and creases. Stand each cushion out of direct sunlight to dry.