Outdoor Cushions Blowing Away? Here’s How to Secure Them

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By CraigNewby

Cleaning cushions and fabrics stored or attached to furniture outside can be an arduous task, particularly if left exposed to sun and rain for too long. Prolonged sun exposure could fade colors and damage padding. Be mindful that some combination of the four approaches listed here could ensure your cushion lasts beyond one year: consider fabric colors and materials which show minimal signs of wear-and-tear, regularly vacuum your cushion even when connected directly to its base, and consider any possibility of bugs or hair from pets by regularly vacuuming it away from its base. At Wicker Warehouse, we offer various furniture sets made of wicker to enhance any room – such as Wicker Chair Cushions seats made of wicker seats and tables, conversation sets with chair set conversational pieces as well as dining sets made from natural rattan or wicker designs and washes, these furniture sets made of wicker will enhance any decor! Whether hosting indoor or outdoor gatherings large or small – Wicker Furniture Sets make ideal additions.

An afternoon on the patio can be more challenging for those living in humid regions. Maintaining furniture, including cushions and pillows from blowing away can be quite a task, with tie-down methods like rope often not enough. Cleaning will eventually need to be done; storage might involve long setup/dismantle processes each time guests visit your home; there are however tried and true methods of attaching cushions outdoors for maximum benefit – discover which methods work!

Stow Cushions in a Storage Unit

Tucking away cushions before heading to bed can be a simple solution, particularly if your garage or deck have storage units installed. To protect their durability and accessibility, cushions should be stored in an enclosed porch, patio, garden shed, garage or other accessible location.

Make sure that the storage container you select is protected with a cover that cannot be easily taken by children or animals, if possible. If theft is of concern, choose an option with multiple locks for better security – most commonly deck boxes and storage benches made of wood and plastic; check that its capacity can accommodate all pillows and cushions comfortably, avoiding items which become damp such as pool furniture or accessories that must remain dry at all times, like pool accessories – air dry them periodically so as not to attract pests or bugs!

Try Hook-and-Loop Tape

Hook-and-Loop Tape Consider hook-and-loop tape similar to Velcro for attaching cushions to outdoor seating. Velcro comes in different sizes and colors, while those with adhesive backing make for user-friendly affixing methods. Simply peel away and adhere one side of a cushion’s bottom cushion onto its base cushion, and adhere another to the chair – no glue necessary! Before committing this method across all patio furniture, test some on cooler days; if they hold fast over several days’ use then most likely all will. As time goes on you may need to add hook-and loop tape due to regular washings/wear from elements such as weather damage/wear away.

Tie a Bow

Tying pillows and cushions together can help ensure they don’t end up all over your lawn, keeping them organized in one space. Ties can even be attached to objects not originally designed with them; pre-made seating often already comes equipped with this feature. If the cushions you love don’t come equipped with fabric to tie onto handles or bases of chairs easily enough, sew an appropriate or contrast strip that serves this function; once done the knots can easily be untied when it’s time for cleaning or storage!

If All Else Fails, Use Zip Ties

Are you uncomfortable using needles and thread? An easier alternative would be using zip ties to secure cushion bottoms directly to outdoor bench slats or metal patio furniture foundation. Zip ties may even be placed around the rear of patio furniture for even greater flexibility. However, you must first press the ties into the fabric until eventually creating a hole in it. Furthermore, cutting and replacing tie ends should then take place when taking cushions out to be cleaned – in other words removing and then reinserting once furniture has been put back together again. Zip ties may help with wind issues, but they expose your furniture to elements. Therefore, you will have to cover it with either weather-proof plastic tarps or bring all your pieces indoors when bad weather arrives. Also consider investing in stain- and water-resistant spray to protect outdoor fabric surfaces from staining.