Tips to Prepare Your Outdoor Furniture for Summer


With warmer weather reaching most of the United States this month, it’s time to rediscover your backyard again. That means spending your leisure time lounging on your outdoor furniture, which may have gone neglected through the chilly winter months. To get the most out of your favorite chaise or your go-to swinging bed this season, a little light clean-up may be needed. Sunbrella fabrics make your warm weather outdoor furniture prep incredibly easy so that you can get straight into enjoying your backyard sanctuary with minimal effort!

Bright white Sunbrella fabrics keep your outdoor cushions looking like new.

Bright and crisp Sunbrella fabrics ready for warm weather relaxing.

If your cushions need a refresh after the winter months, give your outdoor fabrics a quick touch-up cleaning. A simple fabric cleanse will restore your Sunbrella cushions to “like new” condition in a matter of minutes. If you see evidence of some minor winter weather wear, apply a mild solution of soap diluted in water, allow it to soak into the fabric for a few seconds, then apply a gentle scrub and rinse. For any instance of mold and mildew, all Sunbrella fabrics are 100% bleach cleanable, removing mildew and keeping that beautiful color. For more helpful how-to’s on how to clean your Sunbrella fabrics, follow this step-by-step guide!

As warm summer air pushes cool air out, your outdoor spaces are susceptible to extreme weather conditions. Ensure that your outdoor fabrics are equipped to handle the frequent showers and scorching sun of spring and summer weather. Sunbrella fabrics are equipped with water resistance, durability and UV-stable pigments to keep your cushions looking vibrant and crisp through intense environmental elements, all season long. For an extra layer of UV protection for you and your outdoor furniture, shade structures such as awnings and pergolas can serve as a reprieve from the intense summer sun rays.

Through spring showers, Sunbrella fabrics offer premium performance for your backyard.

Rain or shine, Sunbrella fabrics offer the durability to maintain fresh look and feel, all season long.

Finally, it’s time to ensure that your outdoor space is styled for however you and your family want to spend your outdoor leisure time. Whether your backyard is your quiet morning coffee perch, the place you escape and unwind with an al fresco dinner with your partner, or your family’s personal playground, outfit your outdoor space with fabrics that fit your unique lifestyle. The expectation is to be able to use your space however you wish, and that is made easier with performance fabrics. Unconditional love – like your love of red wine or your kids loving an ice cream treat on a hot summer day – requires unconditional fabrics. The last thing you want to have to worry about is dirtying your cushions. Sunbrella brings the power of performance to your backyard, so that you can focus on making memories with your loved ones.

Children play on the comfort and performance of Sunbrella fabrics.

Sunbrella fabrics offer the performance and comfort for your whole family to enjoy.

To add a little warm weather vibrance to your outdoor space, incorporate some subtle pops of bright color like citron in a fun pattern, like Resonate, pictured below. Balance it out by layering in soft neutrals and complementary, grounding hues that accent your personal outdoor design style.

Resonate Citronelle Sunbrella fabric brings beauty and performance to outdoor patio furniture.

Resonate Citronelle brings playful color and energy to your outdoor spaces.

We can’t wait to see how you enjoy spending time in your backyard this season! Share your spring and summer outdoor setups with us using #SunbrellaMoment for a chance to be featured on our social channels. For more backyard design inspiration, follow along @Sunbrella.


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