frequently asked questions.

Information on how to select, care for and replace your Sunbrella fabrics.

Q. Do you make cushions, umbrellas, furniture, awnings, boat tops, etc.?
A. Sunbrella manufactures the fabric that is used as a component of many products, such as furniture, cushions, awnings, umbrellas, boat tops and more. However, we do not manufacture or sell any of these products. To find a retailer where you can buy products made with Sunbrella fabrics, visit our Where to Buy page.
Q. Where can I buy Sunbrella fabric?
A. Sunbrella fabrics can be purchased through a number of retail stores. To find a retailer near you, visit our Where to Buy page. Simply enter your zip code and choose "Fabric By The Yard."
Q. I am looking for a fabric that will coordinate with my Sunbrella. How can I find coordinating fabrics?
A. Suggested coordinates are available in the Sunbrella Showroom. Simply search for a fabric you like, and we will show you the upholstery and drapery fabric coordinates as well as the awning fabric coordinates that we recommend pairing with your selected fabric.
Q. How do I clean my Sunbrella fabric?
A. Many stains can be removed from Sunbrella fabric with mild soap and lukewarm water. First blot the excess stain residue. Mix mild soap and lukewarm water and remove the stain with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue and then allow the fabric to air-dry.

If the stain is still visible, blot excess stain residue. Mix 1 cup of bleach and ¼ cup of mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water and remove the stain with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air-dry.

For detailed cleaning instructions, visit our cleaning page. And for information on how to remove difficult stains such as wine, makeup, ink and more, see our Stain Chart.
Q. How do I get samples of Sunbrella fabric?
A. If you are looking for Sunbrella fabrics for your home, samples are available through Calico Corners.

If you are a member of the design trade, samples can be acquired through the decorative jobber from whom you purchase your Sunbrella fabric.
Q. When unpacking my cushions after storing them for the winter, I discovered a rodent ate a hole or made a bed in my cushions. How do I get replacement cushions?
A. Many retail stores carry exclusive colors and patterns, so it’s best to go back to the original retailer if you want exactly the same pillows. However, if you’re looking to change things up, we suggest that you visit the Where to Buy section of our website. Search for Outdoor Furniture, and you will find a variety of retailers carrying pillows constructed for outdoor use.
Q. Do I need to store my cushions for winter?
A. Cushions made of Sunbrella fabric are durable enough to stay outside through the winter, but if you want to store them to ensure that they are clean and ready for use on that first warm spring day, you should store your cushions with care.

While Sunbrella fabrics do not promote the growth of mold or mildew, these microorganisms can feed on dirt and debris on the fabric surface. For this reason, we recommend that you clean and thoroughly dry your cushions before storage.

Begin by brushing off leaves, twigs, pollen and other surface debris. Any remaining stains can usually be removed with mild, soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. If there are more stubborn stains, add bleach to the cleaning solution. Finally, allow your cushions to thoroughly air-dry before storing in a dry place for the winter. For detailed cleaning instructions, visit our Care and Cleaning page.
Q. How do I replace my umbrella fabric?
A. To find a retailer to replace umbrella fabric, please visit our Where to Buy page. Enter your zip code and check the box next to “Umbrellas” for a list of retailers in your area.
Q. How to do I file a warranty claim?
A. Sunbrella is normally a component of an end product such as a cushion or an umbrella canopy. For warranty service, please contact the dealer or retailer from whom you purchased the end product. For more detailed warranty information, visit our Warranty page.
Q. What fabric should I choose for my golf cart?
A. All Sunbrella fabrics are designed to stand up to the elements and to resist stains, but awning fabrics have a stiffer finish to help them maintain their shape. This makes them ideal for the golf cart top. Sunbrella upholstery fabrics are softer and more comfortable, yet are fade resistant, durable and easy to clean even with bleach. They are a great choice for your golf cart seating.
Q. Which Sunbrella fabrics should I choose for my boat?
A. You’ll find Sunbrella fabrics for every boating need above and below deck. We’ve been a top choice for boating enthusiasts for many years because our fabrics are fade and mildew resistant, easy to clean and durable enough to withstand the harsh marine environment.

Above Deck:
We recommend Sunbrella marine fabric for biminis, dodgers, enclosures and sail covers. These fabrics are engineered to withstand the onslaught of the sun, wind, rain and even saltwater spray. Another option above deck is Sunbrella Plus, which has a durable polyurethane undercoating for superior water resistance. It’s available in our 13 best-selling marine solid colors in 60-inch widths. Sunbrella Plus is ideal for flatter applications where water may collect. For an elegant look combined with greater water repellency, you may want to consider Sunbrella Supreme. Sunbrella Supreme is constructed by fusing standard Sunbrella marine fabrics as the face to Sunbrella flocking on the reverse side in linen, black or navy. The result is a waterproof fabric with an upscale look.

Below Deck:
Sunbrella upholstery fabrics are ideal for cushions and other decorative touches in the cockpit and inside the cabin. Sunbrella solids, stripes and jacquards will make your boat as inviting and comfortable as your living room at home. These fabrics are not only soft and beautiful, they are also easy to clean, fast drying and resistant to mildew – all important qualities for a comfortable cabin.
Q. Can I dye Sunbrella fabric?
A. Due to the nature of Sunbrella fiber, it will not accept dyes. Sunbrella is not dyed in the conventional sense that most of us think of dyeing. In fact, we do not use dyes at all. Highly UV-resistant pigments are mixed in before it even becomes a fiber. Fiber is then cut, baled, blended, spun into yarn and woven into fabric.

This solution-dyed process is what makes Sunbrella fade resistant and bleach cleanable.
Q. How can I apply graphics to Sunbrella fabrics?
A. Yes, you can apply graphics to Sunbrella awning/marine fabrics. To learn more about how to apply graphics, refer to How to Put Graphics on Sunbrella.

For a commercial setting, we recommend using the Sunbrella Graphics System. Developed and field-tested by awning and sign professionals, this innovative new system combined with Sunbrella or 3M's high performance films let’s you create custom designs, identity stripes, and logos to your customer's specifications.
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