Thursday, December 27, 2012

Buy Replacement Cushions For Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

A wrought iron chaise may require a back and seat pad.

With its durability and artisan design, wrought iron patio furniture is an enduring outdoor tradition. With proper care to keep rust away and paint fresh, wrought iron furniture will easily outlast the useful life of its cushions. When it's time to replace the cushions, labels may offer few clues on the best choice, but research and preparation should guide your choice. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Be aware of the style and manufacturer of your furniture. The style - such as a barrel chair or chaise lounge -- will determine the design of the cushion you need and if you need a single piece cushion or a back and seat pad. Know the maker of your furniture and look for replacement cushions customized to the manufacturer's specifications.

2. Measure the furniture or old cushions before buying the replacement cushions, especially if you are ordering online.

3. Read labels on replacement cushions. Though many cushion labels do not include fabric information, according to Consumer Reports, look for cushions with labels that say the fabric is water-resistant and treated to prevent mildew. Look also for solution-dyed fabric that resists fabric and sun wear.

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