Author Topic: Patio umbrella re-covering?  (Read 344 times)

BlueMR2

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Patio umbrella re-covering?
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:29:15 AM »
The cheap old patio umbrella is pretty much shredded at this point.  Instead of replacing with yet another box store cheapie that the fabric won't last but a couple years I've been looking at replacing the material on the existing frame.  Anyone done this before?  Results?  Looks like it will cost more to do this, but I'm hoping for a longer lifespan (less waste material is a plus too).  I've seen a couple sites that offer instructions on making your own and a couple others that will make it for you.  I'm not feeling up to making my own.  Looking strongly at umbrella-recovery.com to make one for me, anyone used them before?  Long-term results?

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Re: Patio umbrella re-covering?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 12:12:48 PM »
I got a cheap polyester one off amazon a few years ago.  $20 or so IIRC.  Worked fine.

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Re: Patio umbrella re-covering?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 05:50:54 PM »
You can buy outdoor upholstery fabric at joannís. It will not save you money and I donít think it will last longer than a new umbrella cranked out by oppressed workers somewhere else, but it might be a fun project. I recover my outdoor cushions every 5 or 6 years.