How to Dry Couch Cushions

Stained couch cushions need cleaning--a chore most couch owners would rather avoid.
Dry couch cushions thoroughly after washing them.Dry couch cushions thoroughly after washing them.
Whether you are just washing the outer covers or the inner foam needs washing also, the task can be onerous. After you perform the washing tasks, the next step is to dry the cushions. Dry them thoroughly and the finished result should be a fresh and clean couch, restored to its former condition.

Step 1

Squeeze out as much water from the couch cushion as possible manually. Take care not to tear the foam as you wring. Press towels against the cushion to absorb excess moisture.

Step 2

Pinch two corners with the clothes pins and hang the couch cushion from a clothes line to dry. If hanging the cushion from a clothes line is not an option, set the cushion horizontally onto a drying rack and allow it to dry. Use the sun to help the drying process along, if possible.

Step 3

Set the cushion on one end and direct an electric fan onto the front or back of the cushion. Rotate the cushion around to the other side every hour to hasten the drying time.

Things You Will Need

  • Bath towels
  • Clothes line
  • Clothes pins
  • Drying rack
  • Electric fan

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.