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How to Remove Mould & Stains from Outdoor Cushions

"How to Effectively Remove Mould from Cushions: Your Ultimate Guide by Tropique Design"

Mould growth on cushions can be a frustrating and unsightly issue, especially when it comes to outdoor furniture cushions. Not only does it compromise the appearance of your cushions, but it can also pose health risks. At Tropique Design, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and mould-free outdoor space. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the steps to successfully remove mould from cushions and prevent its recurrence.

Identifying and Assessing the Affected Cushions

Before diving into the cleaning process, it is crucial to identify which cushions have mould growth. Carefully inspect each cushion, paying close attention to those kept in damp or humid areas. Look out for visible signs of mould, such as black, green, or grey patches. Promptly address any areas with mould to prevent its spread and mitigate further damage.

Preparing an Effective Cleaning Solution

To combat mould effectively, you'll need a cleaning solution that can eliminate mould spores. You can create a DIY solution by mixing equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Alternatively, opt for a commercial mould and mildew cleaner specifically formulated for fabric.

Thoroughly Cleaning the Cushions

Begin the cleaning process by vacuuming the cushions to remove loose mould spores and debris. Next, spray the cleaning solution onto the affected areas and allow it to sit for approximately 10-15 minutes. Gently scrub the mould off the cushion using a soft-bristled brush or sponge. For your safety, remember to wear gloves and a mask to protect yourself from mould spores.

Rinsing and Drying the Cushions

After scrubbing, rinse the cushions thoroughly with water to remove any remaining cleaning solution and mould spores. Squeeze out the excess water and place the cushions in a well-ventilated area to dry. Avoid drying them in direct sunlight or using a dryer, as these can potentially damage the fabric.

Preventing Future Mould Growth

To keep your cushions mould-free in the long run, it's important to take preventive measures. Ensure that your outdoor space is well-ventilated to minimise dampness. Regularly clean and maintain your cushions by brushing off debris and periodically applying a fabric protectant spray. Additionally, consider storing your cushions in a dry, covered area during periods of non-use or inclement weather.

Experience the Tropique Design Difference Today!

Feeling inspired? Begin transforming your outdoor spaces into havens of relaxation and style with our extensive range of outdoor cushions and design services. At Tropique Design, we are passionate about helping you create a space that you'll love. Bid farewell to faded cushions and embrace the beauty of mould-free outdoor living.

Explore our website www.tropiquedesign.com.au to discover our range of products and services. For personalised assistance and inquiries, you can reach us via email at info@tropiquedesign.com.au or give us a call on 02 9938 3030. We can't wait to hear about your next project and provide you with exceptional design solutions.

Discover the Tropique Design difference today and say goodbye to mouldy cushions for good!"


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 Mould free and ready for entertaining. La Luna Beach Club on the Gold Coast QLD designed their venue with outdoor fabrics & outdoor cushions to ensure easy maintenance, wipe clean, water & stain resistance.

Outdoor Cushions La Luna Beach Club Gold Coast QLD

 From Sunbrella

For further details on removing stains on your Sunbrella outdoor cushions, follow this link Sunbrella Fabric care Sunbrella Cleaning Guide

 To remove mold or mildew:

  • Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water.
  • Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
  • Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Air dry.

Sunbrella How to Clean


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