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Boat cushions are a great way to add a personal touch to a ship. It’s also a good way to make a naval journey more comfortable for people who aren’t used to travelling by water. However, this take it toll on the fabric. Water and most fabrics don’t mix too well and can damage your Perth upholstery.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can waterproof your cushion covers Perth. And you can do this without sacrificing any comfort from the boat cushions themselves.

Your first option to making waterproof boat cushions is to use a fabric that’s already waterproof or water-resistant. This means you’re looking at a synthetic fibre. These days, synthetic fibres can have all sorts of properties, making them flexible. At Sew Covered we provide a brilliant water resistant fabric though Warwick fabrics outdoor range.

However, they do sometimes rub people the wrong way. Many also complain they don’t “breathe” the way a natural fibre like silk or linen would. If that’s okay with you, great. If it’s not, then let’s look at other alternatives.

If you’re not sure what the fabric on your Perth upholstery is, a quick test is all you need. Just sprinkle a few drops of water on it. If it soaks in and causes a change in colour, it isn’t waterproof and you’ll need to treat it.

You’ll need a waterproofing agent. You can probably find this in most hobby stores. Hold the spray a short distance away from the fabric and don’t overuse it. Just make sure there is only a little overlap, and that the full spread of the spray is coming out rather than hitting the fabric too soon.

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