When all you want to do is sit back and enjoy the sunset, you might realize that your outdoor furniture hasn't faired too well against the elements. What can you do? Browse J & O Fabrics' excellent selection of durable textilene outdoor fabrics.
Textilene is an open weave outdoor upholstery fabric made of plastic that are made to withstand the rigors of outdoor life. However, to preserve them it is recommendable to store them during the winter months.
In order for your outdoor fabrics to remain in the best condition possible, here are a few care suggestions you can follow:
Cleaning Textilene Outdoor Upholstery Fabric
Textilene outdoor upholstery is easy to maintain. A key to keeping it that way is to clean it regularly to prevent mildew, dirt and grime from accumulating.
To clean your textilene outdoor fabrics use a sponge with a solution made from one cup of mild household bleach in three gallons of water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
If stained, treat your textilene fabrics as soon as possible to prevent the stains from setting in. Also refrain from using suntan lotions and other oils around your textilene outdoor fabrics.
In Case of Mildew
Although textilene is mildew resistant, it is not mildew proof. In case of mildew forming on your textilene outdoor upholstery, mix a solution of three cups of mild household bleach with a bucket of clean water. Soak the textilene cushions completely, rotating them until the solution begins to drain from the fabric. Use a bucket of the bleach solution for every cushion. Afterwards allow the cushions to dry in the sun for several hours as the sun will activate the bleach, thus killing the mildew. Once again, rinse the cushions thoroughly and allow them to dry completely.
To Do Before Storing Your Textilene Fabrics
At the end of summer you may get ready to put away your textilene fabrics. Before doing so, wipe the fabric down with a watered-down solution of liquid pine cleaner. Rinse thoroughly. Once the fabric has completely dried it is ready to store.
Storing Your Textilene Outdoor Upholstery Fabrics
Avoid storing your textilene outdoor fabrics in attics, basements and other places that tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects and other threats. The best storage location is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your fabrics out of direct sunlight.
If possible, store your textilene upholstery fabrics on a roll rather than folded to prevent difficult to remove creases from forming.
* The above information is intended to aid our customers in their fabric projects. These suggestions are based on manufacturer's recommendations and customer insights. The above statements are not intended to be understood as unequivocal or applicable to every circumstance. Therefore, J&O Fabrics is not responsible for the results of the implementation of these cleaning methods.