Waterproof Patio Furniture

Moisture poses the greatest threat to patio furniture. Moisture can lead to mold, mildew and fungus growth that gradually degrades it over time.

Moisture damage to outdoor furniture can cause rust, cracks and deterioration, but there are ways you can safeguard it – including waterproof covers – which could prevent this damage from happening.


Factors to keep furniture waterproof vary considerably, from rain, snow, humidity or morning dew exposure, all outdoor furniture will come into contact with water at some point throughout its use; as such, its construction must take this into account. One key aspect is material choice – teak wood being one of the most widely-used patio furniture materials due to its resistance against moisture damage and all-weather capabilities is especially popular for this application.

Wicker and aluminum patio furniture materials often considered waterproof include all-weather wicker and aluminum. All-weather wicker is an attractive and stylish solution that stands up well to rain and humidity; its design also prevents cracking unlike traditional wicker. Aluminum is another excellent choice that won’t rust; lightweight yet strong and resistant against sunlight corrosion corrosion.

Fabric selection for waterproof patio furniture should also be given careful thought. Polyester fabrics are an ideal option as they’re durable enough to withstand environmental conditions without becoming damaged or warped; solution-dyed polyester provides additional resistance against sunlight exposure and other environmental influences. Alternatively, vinyl can provide lighter solutions.

When selecting fabric for waterproof patio furniture, ensure it is water resistant rather than completely waterproof. Completely waterproof furniture may trap moisture within, leading to mold and mildew growth within its cushion; should it become wet however, any dampness trapped would remain trapped for too long creating an uncomfortable seat on hot days. In order to avoid this scenario you should select waterproof wicker or polyester furniture fabric with some degree of breathability so mold cannot form inside its cushion.


Waterproof patio furniture can make all the difference when it comes to relaxing by your backyard pool or hosting outdoor gatherings with friends. Protecting it from moisture-related incidents – such as raindrops or spilled drinks/food/water from sprinklers- can prevent damage while prolonging its useful life and extend fabric lifespan.

Before waterproofing outdoor furniture, it is crucial that it is thoroughly clean. This will ensure optimal results and a seamless, professional finish. Once cleaned, begin by spraying a light coat of spray paint onto its surface to protect it from future damage; once this dries completely you may apply a light spray sealer coat to further safeguard its durability as well as keep any flaking off paint from flaking off of cushions and protect fabric fabrics from future deterioration.

Cushions are an integral component of waterproof patio furniture, helping create a comfortable seating area and adding color and design accents to your space. There’s a wide array of colors and patterns to choose from so that you can find one that complements the design of your outdoor space perfectly.

Waterproof outdoor cushions are constructed using weatherproof and fade-resistant fabric that provides all year use, resisting mold and mildew more effectively than traditional cushion materials.

There are various waterproof cushion materials to select from, including polyfill and high-density polyurethane foam. Selecting the most appropriate material depends on several factors including climate, how often you sit on furniture and your commitment to cleaning them regularly.

If you live in an environment with both sun and rainfall, polyester fiber fill may be your optimal cushion material choice. It has an affordable price point and is easy to keep clean using mild detergent/water mixtures. Other waterproof cushion materials to consider are reticulated foam and blow-fill polyester fiber cushions which combine layers and fuse together for added resilience while drying quickly as they do not absorb liquids like indoor foam would.


Patio furniture covers can help shield outdoor furniture from harsh elements like rain, snow and UV rays while simultaneously keeping it clean and dry. While all covers may offer similar protection, not all are created equal: when selecting the best waterproof cover with extra features that enhance its performance.

Example covers include those made of double layer waterproof fabric that prevent water seepage through; others are constructed to repel dirt and stains and reinforced with vinyl to withstand harsh weather conditions; furthermore, look out for ones with straps, drawcords or elastic hem cords to secure them in place and ones which resist tearing or puncturing as these will last much longer than non-resistant covers.

Pottery Barn offers an assortment of outdoor furniture covers designed to protect and extend the life of your furniture, keeping it looking its best for years. Many are constructed from thick polyester with vinyl backing that resists rips and tears; others can withstand up to 1000 hours of UV radiation exposure, safeguarding it against sun damage.

Some covers are machine-washable for convenient cleaning when they become filthy. When washing by hand, however, be sure to follow the instructions on their labels for maximum waterproofing qualities and avoid washing at too high a temperature as hard-bristled brushes could erode its waterproofing coating more rapidly than soft bristled ones.

If you prefer washing your covers by machine, only use lukewarm water. For handwashing, use a bucket of soapy water with soft thistles brush and leave to dry completely before reassembling furniture or storing.


One of the biggest worries of patio owners is ensuring their furniture is waterproof and can withstand various weather conditions. There may be a misguided belief that outdoor furniture will automatically have this capacity; it is therefore wise to confirm this information with sellers or manufacturers before purchasing an outdoor piece to make sure you receive exactly what is required: durable pieces which can withstand weather changes while remaining in good condition for longer.

Material considerations also make a difference when purchasing furniture. Different materials suit certain weather conditions better than others – aluminum furniture resists corrosion and heavy downpours while being easy to maintain and clean up after. Wicker furniture makes an aesthetically pleasing patio addition as it stands up well to humidity and rain conditions as well.

when choosing outdoor furniture pieces to purchase, it is essential to take into consideration how often and where they will be used in your home. If storing them away in a shed may not be an issue; on the other hand, patio users who regularly need their patio pieces protected should seek high-quality covers that keep it dry and safe from damage.

One simple way to test whether furniture is waterproof is to simply splash water on it – if the droplets form beads and do not soak into the fabric, then it is waterproof. Another effective test method involves submerging cushions and covers in water for several hours at a time and seeing if they remain dry the following morning, they are waterproof. When selecting covers that best fit the size of your furniture it is also key that they be solution-dyed or stock-dyed polyester instead of vinyl as these resilient covers last longer in sunlight conditions than their vinyl counterparts do.