Friday, June 13, 2014

Choosing Outdoor Fabrics


Sit back, relax and let Emery take the guesswork out of getting the right outdoor fabric for your patio, pool, porch or other outdoor space.


outdoor fabricUpdating your outdoor space for the summer season can be an exciting task when it comes to choosing the perfect fabric for your cushions and curtains. Outdoor fabrics come in many types and styles. The most durable and fade resistant fabrics are made of 100% solution dyed acrylic. The most popular brand of acrylic dyed fabric is Sunbrella. Another option is fabric consisting of 100% acrylic. These fabrics are water resistant and have long lasting color properties. The most budget friendly option are outdoor fabrics made of 100% spun polyester. Many design options are available because polyester can be screen printed. Unlike the acrylic options, polyester is not recommended for use in direct sunlight.  All outdoor fabrics are water and mildew resistant. To keep your fabrics looking fresh all season long remember to use a mild detergent and allow them to air dry. Another good tip is to store your cushions when they are not being used.

To create a look that lasts year after year and functions well next to the pool, choose a solution dyed acrylic fabric. If you enjoy the excitement of changing your fabrics out year after year, a spun polyester fabric would be a perfect option. Spun polyester is also great for curtains, cushions, tablecloths, and pillows under your covered porch.