Outdoor Bean Bag Care 101: Essential Tips for Longevity and Comfort

Outdoor Bean Bags and pool bean bags have become very popular over the last few years. In addition to being very affordable and a great substitute for other forms of outdoor furniture, they also offer superior comfort, fun and style to outdoor spaces. 

While Epona Co. Lifestyle Bean Bags are made from pure Olefin material and guaranteed to last in the sun and weather, they will gather dirt and grime from the atmosphere over time.  And mildew will grow (even though the material is mould resistant) if they are dirty and kept in a moist environment. You’ll be glad to know however that the very high-quality material we use in your bean bags make them extremely easy to clean!

General Bean Bag Care Tips

A routine cleaning schedule helps in preserving the fabric’s integrity and appearance. Store your bean bags in a cool, dry place when not in use, and consider using breathable covers for extra protection.

Regular care not only preserves its aesthetic appeal but also its comfort and functionality. Neglect can lead to wear and tear, diminishing the very qualities that make bean bags a preferred choice for relaxation and style.

Seasonal Care Tips for Your Outdoor Bean Bag

Each season brings its own set of challenges for outdoor furniture. In summer, minimise exposure to direct sunlight and heat. In the colder months, ensure they are kept dry and free from snow or rain. Seasonal care strategies can significantly influence the lifespan of your bean bags.

Here are seven of our top tips for keeping your bean bags in top-notch condition:

1. Avoid Prolonged Sun Exposure:
    • Even the most durable materials, like the UV-resistant Olefin used in Epona Co.'s bean bags, can degrade over time due to sun exposure.
    • Store your bean bags in a shaded area when not in use to minimise exposure to harsh UV rays.
    • Consider using protective covers for additional protection against sunlight and environmental elements.
    2. Immediate Stain Treatment:
      • Tackle spills and stains immediately to prevent them from setting into the fabric.
      • Gently blot the spill with a damp cloth, avoiding harsh rubbing that can damage the fabric.
      • For tougher stains, use a mixture of mild detergent and warm water, applying it gently with a soft brush or cloth.
      • Consult Epona Co.’s Care and Maintenance for specific cleaning instructions.
      3. Routine Cleaning:
        • Regular cleaning maintains the aesthetic appeal and prevents the build-up of dirt and grime.
        • Use a soft brush or cloth to wipe down the surface, maintaining the fabric's integrity.
        4. Careful Use of Cleaning Agents:
          • Avoid using harsh chemicals or strong detergents that can degrade the Olefin fabric.
          • Dilute bleach or stronger detergents if necessary, and always test them on a small, inconspicuous area first.
          • Rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue and dry completely.
          5. Moisture and Mould Prevention:
            • Keep bean bags dry, especially if they are used near pools or in humid environments.
            • Regularly inspect for signs of moisture and allow them to air dry if they get wet.
            • In case of mould, clean with a mild bleach solution, but ensure thorough rinsing and drying afterward.
            • Visit Mould - A Growing Issue for more tips on mould prevention.
            6. Gentle Usage and Handling:
              • Treat your bean bags with care. Avoid jumping or placing heavy objects on them, as this can cause damage to the fabric and stitching.
              • Educate children and guests on the proper use of bean bags to prevent accidental damage.
              • Regularly rotate and fluff bean bags to maintain their shape and comfort.
              7. Safety First:
                • Keep bean bags away from fireplaces, heaters, and open flames, as Olefin is flammable.
                • Be mindful of the surroundings where you place your bean bags, ensuring they are in a safe, hazard-free zone.

                By following these tips, you can ensure that your bean bags remain a beautiful and comfortable part of your outdoor space. For those in search of the perfect outdoor furniture to withstand Australian weather, explore Epona Co.'s Outdoor Bean Bags: The Best for Australian Weather. With the right care, your bean bags will not only enhance the aesthetic of your outdoor area but also provide a welcoming and relaxing retreat for years to come.

                Life’s Better in a Bean Bag!