Owning a boat is a great experience; it’s a fun toy that the whole family can enjoy. But it’s also an investment, one that needs to be well taken care of and maintained throughout the years. Properly maintaining and servicing your boat ensures that it runs smoothly and lasts longer. There are many ways you can ensure that your boat stays with you as long as possible, right down to changing the foam in the seat cushions. Here’s a look at how to transform your old and weathered boat cushions with new outdoor-friendly foam.
Purchase the right type of foam. Before you can replace the foam in your boat cushions, you will need to find and buy the right type of roam. Not every type of foam is suited for outdoor use, especially when water is involved. You will need to invest in Dryfast foam, or foam designed to withstand outdoor use where moisture and precipitation is common. Dryfast foam can not only endure rain and precipitation, but, as the name suggests, it also dries quickly.
Another benefit of purchasing Dryfast foam for your boat cushions is that it’s anti-microbial. This type of foam helps prevent the growth of microorganisms, something that happens all too easily in damp places.
Collect the right supplies. Now that you’ve found and purchased the right type of foam for your cushions, you can get the tools and equipment you need to start the project. To replace your old boat cushions with new foam you will need a pen or pencil, paper, and a tape measure.
Replace your boat foam. Similar to replacing camper cushions or couch cushions, you will first need to remove the damaged or old foam out of the cover. Before tossing it out, measure the old cushion so that you can cut get the right measurements to cut the new foam. Next you will need to measure the cover, which helps calculate the fit of your cushions. Once you have the two measurements, you’re ready to cut your foam.
Cutting the foam involves several steps, which you can learn by asking the foam and cushion retailer. They should be able to provide you with a list of instructions on how to properly cut the foam, stuff your cushion, and even glue foam if you need to. The final result should be comfortable new boat cushions that can withstand outdoor conditions and extend the life of your boat.
This article was sponsored by The Foam Factory, a trusted retailer of quality foam products for a wide range of applications, including boat foam, mattress foam, and couch cushions.