Heat and the elements take their toll on outdoor furniture. Plastic and wood can discolor and splinter and fabrics can begin to disintegrate after just one season outside. If this has happened to your favorite patio chair or cushion instead of throwing it out you should consider recovering it with a weather proof outdoor fabric.
Vinyl coated yarn is woven into many of these fabrics that are made from a wide variety of synthetic fibers like acrylic or polyester. The fabrics are then made “water repellent” by a chemical treatment process during manufacturing that repels (beads) water and impedes mildew formation. You have many choices in fabrics and textures that will suit your taste as well as work with your existing furniture. Here are just a few options.
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