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Waterproof Cushion Care

Bridgman’s exclusive outdoor weather-resistant cushions are incredibly durable, perfectly suited to surviving the elements. However, even stain-resistant fabrics get dirty from time to time. From mild to severe stains, follow the instructions below to clean each one and keep your furniture looking brand new...


Please note: as with any stain, the quicker you act, the better. The cushions cannot be damaged so don’t worry about using harsher cleaning products and/or scrubbing the stain too much. It’s also important to keep in mind that cushion covers should not be machine-washed as the stain may not be removed and may instead be set further into the cushion.


Simply scrub with a washing up brush and warm soapy water. For oily foods, refer to our guide to grease and oil-based stains further down this page.


Our fully stain-resistant cushions mean that red wine spills can be wiped straight off to leave a clean cushion. If the stain dries on the cushion fabric, it can be cleaned off with warm water and a sponge.


Coffee stains can be removed in exactly the same way as wine spills. Our stain-resistant cushions allow coffee to be wiped straight off with a paper towel to leave a clean cushion. Use warm water and a sponge to clean the stain off if it has dried down.


To remove pen marks, first try cleaning the stain with warm soapy water. If this does not remove the mark, apply a 30% bleach solution to the area and wipe away.


Before detailing how to remove mould from cushions, it’s important to note that it is easily prevented. Acrylic fabric is man-made, so nothing can grow on this material. Therefore, if mould forms on your cushions, this is because it is growing on something else on your cushion e.g. damp. Simply ensure that cushions are dry and clean when storing to prevent mould from forming in the first place.

The key to treating mould stains is to clean the cushion as soon as you see the mould forming. Dilute 1 cup of bleach and ¼ cup of mild soap per 5 litres of water. Use a spray bottle to apply the solution to the affected area and allow to soak for 15 minutes. Then, clean the mould off of the cushion with a washing up brush or nail brush. If there is still some mould remaining, spray the cushion with a jet washer. If jet washing causes water to get inside of the cushion, open the zip to let air in.


Grease and oil-based stains are the most difficult to remove. Some of the most common oil stains include greasy foods and suncream.

First, either scrape off any dried grease using a plastic utensil or, if the stain is wet, blot any excess using a damp paper towel. Sprinkle baking soda on the stain, making sure it is completely covered. Let the baking soda absorb for 15 to 20 minutes. Vacuum the baking soda off of the stained area. Dampen a cloth with liquid detergent and press into the affected area. Finish by using a jet washer to get off any oil or grease that you may have missed. If jet washing causes water to get inside of the cushion, open the zip to let air in.


To prevent damage to the seams of your cushions, do not lift them by holding onto the back seam's zipper or the side vents - these are not intended as handles and this can cause premature failing of the thread. Instead, hold the cushions firmly in both hands on either side whenever you need to move or place them.


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