General Care and Cleaning Tips
Loose dirt over time will cause the fabric to start weakening, therefore, you want to be sure there is no loose dirt around. You can use a dry loose bristle brush to wipe it down, and use the same brush or a sponge dipped in lukewarm water + 1/4 cup of mild soap / gallon of water. Once clean, rinse it completely - you DO NOT want left over soap residue. Then allow it to air dry.
Once Again, the Steps Were:
- Brush off loose dirt
- Sponge down fabric with lukewarm water and mild soap
- Rinse off all dirt and soap residue
- Air dry
For removable Sunbrella® fabric umbrella and cushion covers, machine wash in cold water (less than 100°F/38°C). Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry soap. Allow fabric to air dry.
Helpful hints from Sunbrella® Manufacturer
Sunbrella® recommends re-treating cleaned fabric to restore its water-impermeable and fade-resistant qualities. The company recommends the use of 303 High Tech Fabric Guard.
Protect the area around your Sunbrella® fabric when using a bleach solution - bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella® thoroughly to completely remove bleach.
Sunbrella® air-dries very quickly. Machine drying is not necessary.
If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic* setting. As some irons exceed the recommended 100°F/38°C temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.
DO NOT use a steamer or iron set to steam setting.
* Synthetic fabric heat settings normally do not exceed 150°F/66°C.
For more information please visit Sunbrella.com/clean