Duxburys Advice On Covering Your Furniture

Why do you need furniture covers?

Furniture covers are essential for protecting your garden furniture from various elements. They serve as a barrier against UV rays, bird droppings, falling leaves, tree sap, and more. By using furniture covers, you can prolong the lifespan of your outdoor furniture and keep it looking pristine.

Are furniture covers waterproof?

While furniture covers are water-resistant, it's important to note that they are not completely waterproof. Some covers offer better protection against rain than others. For optimal protection, we recommend using the Bosmere Ultimate Protector covers, which come with a 7-year guarantee.

How to properly use furniture covers?

When using a furniture cover, it's crucial to ensure that it is higher in the middle. For example, if you have a corner set, place an upside-down bucket in the middle of the table to create a raised surface. This prevents water from pooling on the cover and causing damage.

What about the cushions?

While furniture covers are designed to protect your garden furniture, they are not meant to safeguard the cushions. It's always recommended to bring the cushions indoors when they are not in use. Additionally, before storing the cushions, make sure they are completely dry to prevent mould and mildew growth.


Furniture covers are an essential investment for anyone looking to protect their garden furniture. They offer protection against UV rays, bird droppings, falling leaves, and tree sap. While not completely waterproof, certain covers provide better rain protection. Remember to always raise the cover in the middle to prevent water pooling. Lastly, don't forget to bring your cushions indoors and ensure they are dry before storing them. By following these tips, you can extend the life of your outdoor furniture and keep it in top condition for years to come.

To find the perfect for your set please email emma@duxburysgardenfurniture.co.uk