Written by The Foam Factory
Outdoor furniture cushions are often subject to elements of nature such as the rain and winds. Moreover, if they are located on pool sides, they can be deteriorated by water splashings or wet bodies. These types of cushions do not fare well in humid environments as they tend to absorb the moisture. The presence of the moisture in most cases leads to the formation of mold and mildew. Apart from being unsightly and emanating odors, mold is also quite tough to eliminate from cushions.
If a cushion is attacked by mold, cleaning it by using a mixture of detergent, baking soda and water might prove to eliminate most of the mold. The solution would have to be left on the cushion for it to soak it out and then the cushion will need to be thoroughly rinsed to eliminate all traces of the products. The wet cushions will then need to be completely dried out to prevent the formation of mold again. This solution is however, not completely effective. Once mold has settled on a cushion, it might be hard to completely get rid of it.
Carlo Badalamenti has worked in the foam industry for several decades. When it comes to choosing foam for the outdoors, a dryfast foam might be more effective in preventing the occurrence of mold. This type of foam is made up of larger air holes which allows it to drain humidity quicker than other types of foams.
The Foam Factory specializes in foam products for various applications including outdoor furniture cushions.