Written by The Foam Factory
With the years and exposure to the elements, your outdoors foam seats might start to show some signs of damage and decline in their shape and bounciness. In some cases, due to being in a humid environment, the cushion filling might also be attacked by mold and mildew. While mold can be cleaned out, it might be hard to completely get rid of it. A good alternative would be to go for a foam replacement.
Carlo Badalamenti has worked in a foam company for several decades now. A preferred means of restoring old foam seats is to go for the DIY method. This is a gratifying method as it allows people to control the quality of the material that they would be using and the end result will depend wholly on the work of the person.
Generally, for the outdoors, the seat cover would ideally need to be made out of a waterproof material such as leather or polyester. These types of materials are more apt to resist humidity and are more easily cleaned. When it comes to the foam for the outdoors, you might want to consider open-celled foams which tend to retain less humidity compared to normal foams. They tend to dry quicker, thus preventing the formation of mold and they also have the benefit of being anti-microbial, which is ideal if you have young children.
The Foam Factory specializes in manufacturing various foam products ideal for the indoors and outdoors. They provide a unique fast-drying foam that is ideal as outdoor foam seat.