How to Waterproof Patio Furniture Seat Cushions

Waterproofing your outdoor chair cushions can help ensure that your patio furniture is always ready to use, no matter what the weather. After even the briefest rain storm, untreated chair cushions can become a sopping wet mess. By waterproofing, you can get more enjoyment from your outdoor furniture and patio umbrella and prevent soaking your clothes.

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Waterproof your cushions so they last longer.

Step 1

Clean all cushions if they are soiled.

Step 2

Let dry thoroughly.

Step 3

Place the chair cushions outdoors on a clean, flat surface and spray the front of the cushions.

Step 4

Hold the spray can at 6 to 8 inches from the surface of the cushions and spray with a steady, continuous stroke. There is no need to saturate the cushions with the spray.

Step 5

Wait at least three hours for the cushions to dry completely.

Step 6

Flip them over and spray the reverse side.

Step 7

Apply two coats to each side of the cushions.

Step 8

Let dry thoroughly.