Do you have coveted outdoor space like a backyard, balcony, terrace or a boat? Consider yourself very lucky! Take full advantage of your property this summer by furnishing your outdoor space with patio furniture.
Your patio furniture must be weather-proof. It’s no fun to have to unzip cushions and bring in the fabric covers every time there is a chance of rain. Perhaps, you’ve previously made this mistake and ruined some of your patio furniture by purchasing materials that are not water-proof or even sun proof. You could spend hundreds of dollars replacing and refurnishing your outdoor space, or you could simply reupholster your patio furniture. Not only does reupholstering your furniture with the appropriate fabrics ensure it will last longer, it additionally will update your outdoor space with a fresh new look! Here’s how to reupholster your patio furniture:
The first step in reupholstering anything is to take measurements. Whether it’s a cushion for a chair or bench or an awning for sun protection, get out your measuring tape, a piece of paper and a pen and write out all of the measurements in as much detail as possible! Record the height, circumference, depth and width of the furniture. Remember to allow for a few extra centimetres for seams. For cushions, don’t forget that you will need two pieces of fabric of the same size for each side.
Choosing the Fabric
For outdoor fabrics, the most crucial component is durability. Your outdoor furniture needs to be covered in a material that’s mildew-proof, sun-proof, fade-resistant and water-proof. Prestige Decor offers the following materials for marine furniture and patio furniture:
We offer all of these fabrics in a wide variety of prints, patterns and colours. Here are some of the features of each type of material:
Prestige Decor has thousands of water-proof and water-resistant fabrics in our fabric store in the Greater Toronto Area. Our talented team of design specialists will help you pick out the perfect material for your outdoor furniture.
Sunbrella is one of the best, most breathable and longest-lasting outdoor fabrics on the market. Sunbrella fabrics are all 100% water-proof, fade-resistant, UV-resistant, mould and mildew resistant. This fabric is additionally very easy to clean, making it the perfect material for outdoor furniture! Prestige Decor has the largest selection of sunbrella fabrics in Canada! We additionally boast discounted nationwide shipping rates and in-store pickup options. We have the following Sunbrella fabric options for our customers:
- Sunbrella Outdoor Cushions with instant-dry foam
- Sunbrella Upholstery Fabric
- Sunbrella Marine Canvas
- Sunbrella Awning Fabric
- Sunbrella Curtain Fabric
- Sunbrella Umbrella Fabric
These fabrics are all offered in a gorgeous array of colours in the following patterns:
- Specialty weaves
- & more
Vinyl Fabric is a fantastic choice for outdoor furniture because it is abrasion-resistant, UV resistant, tear-resistant, easy to clean, flame protected and long-lasting. Prestige Decor has a wide array of vinyl fabrics for all aesthetic sensibilities. From snakeskin to bright high-gloss colours to subtle tweeds, whatever you’re shopping for, we’ve got you (and your outdoor furniture) covered!
Prestige Decor has the best marine fabric for every application under the sun! This includes:
- Marine interiors
- Marine exteriors
- Boat and sail covers
- Trailer covers
Our talented team will help you choose the best marine fabric for whatever your outdoor furniture needs are.
Replacing Old Fabric
Once you’ve selected the perfect new fabric from Prestige Decor for your outdoor furniture, you’re ready to begin the reupholstery process. Remove the old material with a seam ripper or sharp knife. You can either wrap your furniture with new fabrics and secure it in place with hot glue or Krazy glue, or if you’re a talented seamstress, sew a new cover.
If you’re apprehensive about reupholstering your outdoor furniture yourself, there’s no need to worry. On top of our retail fabric shop, we additionally offer reupholstery and upholstery services. We have upholstery pickup and delivery services in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Markham and the Greater Toronto Area so we will pick up your outdoor furniture that needs to be reupholstered and we will deliver it back to you when the job is completed. If you’re looking to update your outdoor space, contact Prestige Decor today or book a free consultation.