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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' extensive collection of
beautiful outdoor fabrics.
Formerly available only in solid colors, outdoor fabrics have
since developed into a category with a wide variety of styles and prints. They
range from floral and tropical prints to contemporary designs.
These fabrics are made to withstand the rigors of outdoor
life. However, to preserve their beauty it is recommendable to store them during
the winter months.
Besides their outdoor use, they can also be used indoors for
upholstering furniture or for making placemats for a dining room or kitchen
Be sure to continually check our Outdoor Fabric section to
see all the latest additions to this constantly growing category.
In order for your outdoor fabrics to remain in the best
condition possible, here are a few care suggestions you can follow:
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Outdoor Upholstery Fabrics
Out of all fabrics, outdoor upholstery fabrics are the
easiest to clean. Stains can usually be spot cleaned by using a non-abrasive
sponge with mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach on acrylic or polyester
printed outdoor fabrics as it will cause the pattern to fade. Our outdoor
fabrics can then be left to air dry, as they do so very quickly.
Cushions made from J&O's outdoor upholstery fabrics should be removed from
exposure to direct sunlight and the elements when not in use, particularly
during the winter. When this is done, outdoor upholstery fabrics should last for
years without fading. Nevertheless, even the outdoor fabrics with the strongest
dyes will fade over time. Keep in mind that outdoor fabrics, even if used in
sunrooms or on covered porches, are subject to fading.
To prevent your outdoor upholstery fabrics from becoming unevenly worn or
faded we recommend that you turn the cushions regularly. Acrylic fabrics are
fade-resistant and should last for several years without significant fading.
Prints of 100% spun polyester are not quite as fade resistant, but should
provide adequate wear. The color retention of our outdoor upholstery fabrics
also depends on where they are used.
If you live in a wet region or are going to leave your
outdoor upholstery fabrics outside for long, you can make use of a fast draining
marine foam for comfort. Outdoor fabrics are water repellant, not waterproof.
Storing Outdoor Upholstery Fabrics
Before storing your upholstered outdoor furniture or outdoor
upholstery fabric we recommend that you thoroughly clean the fabrics with the
above mentioned methods; this will prevent the accumulation of dust, soil and
stains from attracting mildew and insects. Avoid storing your outdoor upholstery
fabrics in places that are vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects. The best
location is a cool, dry room with good air circulation and protection from
If possible, store your outdoor upholstery fabrics rolled rather
than folded to prevent difficult creases from forming.