stain chart.

A comprehensive list of stains and recommended cleaning solutions.

Download the Sunbrella fabric Stain chart (pdf)

This chart contains our recommended cleaning methods of Sunbrella® fabric for some of the most common and toughest stains. You may also use Carbona Stain Devil cleaning products. Available from national retailers, Carbona provides 9 formulas made to get out different types of stains. Apply the number indicated for your stain.

Stain Recommended cleaning solutions Carbona stain devil no.
Beer 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/3 cup white vinegar / 1 gallon water8
Berry 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/2 cup - 1 cup ammonia / 1 gallon water 8
Bird droppings

1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water. Or try Goo Gone Grease Cutter (a hand cleaner), Greased Lightning, or Clean Rite Purple Power (available at most major retailers)

 
Blood (dried) 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/2 cup - 1 cup ammonia / 1 gallon water 4
Butter Volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 5
Charcoal, pencil marks Vacuum. Then use 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 3
Catsup or mustard 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 2
Chewing gum Volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 1
Chocolate 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/2 cup ammonia / 1 gallon water 2
Coffee 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water. Or white vinegar, or volatile solvent (acetone 100%) 8
Cola 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 8
Crayon Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed) 3
Egg (raw) 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 4
Food color 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/3 cup white vinegar / 1 gallon water 6
Grape juice 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 8
Gravy 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 2
Grease (car) Volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 5
Ink (permanent, india, ballpoint) Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap and water 3
Iron rust Carbona™ Stain Devil #9 9
Lipstick Paint remover, oil or grease remover (mix as directed) 6
Mascara Paint remover (100%) or volatile solvent (acetone 100%). Then 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 8
Mildew 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 cup bleach / 1 gallon water 4
Milk 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 8
Nail polish volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 1
Oil volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 5
Orange drink 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 8
Paint (latex) wet 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 1
Paint (latex) dried Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed) 1
Paint (oil or lacquer) Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed) 5
Shoe polish (liquid) Volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 7
Shoe polish (wax) Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 1
Suntan lotion Pine Power® or pine oil detergent / water (mix as directed) 5
Tea 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 8
Tomato Juice 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 2
Tree sap Turpentine (100%). Then 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1 gallon water 7
Urine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/3 cup white vinegar / 1 gallon water 8
Vomit 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/3 cup white vinegar / 1 gallon water 8
Wax (candle) apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 1
Wine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid / 1/3 cup white vinegar / 1/2 cup - 1 cup ammonia / 1 gallon water 8
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