stain chart.

A comprehensive list of stains and recommended cleaning solutions.

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This chart contains our recommended cleaning methods of Sunbrella® fabric for common stains. For best cleaning results, stains should be cleaned as soon as they occur. Set-in stains may require professional cleaning. After cleaning with the below solutions, always rinse fabric thoroughly.

Stain Recommended Cleaning Solutions Commercial Cleaner
Berry Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup - 1 cup white vinegar per 1 gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Bird droppings
Catsup or Mustard
Coffee
Cola
Egg (raw)
Grape Juice
Milk
Tea
Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Beer
Food Color
Urine
Vomit
Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/3 cup white vinegar per 1 gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Butter
Grease
Oil
Paint Wet/Dried
(latex, oil, lacquer)
Salad Dressing
Shoe Polish
(liquid)
Suntan Lotion
Tomato Juice
Tree Sap
Apply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve® or strong degreaser
Blood (dried) Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup - 1 cup ammonia per 1 gallon water. Hydrogen peroxide and upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Charcoal, pencil marks Vacuum, then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Chewing Gum Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Chocolate Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide per 1 gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Crayon Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water. Carbona™ Stain Devils for Ink and Crayon
Ink (india, ballpoint)
Nail Polish
Treat with volatile solvent (acetone 100%). Then clean with soap and water and rinse thoroughly. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Iron Rust Treat with CLR® and rinse thoroughly. Rust remover such as CLR®
Kool-Aid Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water and rinse thoroughly. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Mildew Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1 cup bleach per 1 gallon water. No commercial cleaner recommended. A stronger percentage of bleach may be necessary for severe mildew.
Shoe Polish (wax) Apply heated iron over towel. Apply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Wax (candle) Apply heated iron over towel. Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water. Wax remover such as Car- bonaTM Stain Devils for Glue, Gum, and Nail Polish
Wine Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid, 1/3 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup - 1 cup isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide per 1 gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
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