One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella Contour shade sail fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleanings is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics.

General or Light Cleaning

  • Brush off any loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 1/4 cup mild soap, such as Woolite® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid, per gallon of lukewarm water.
  • Use a sponge to clean.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

Heavy Cleaning for Stubborn Stains and Mildew

The Sunbrella Contour fabric will not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean stubborn stains:

  • Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water.
  • Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
  • Remove stain with a sponge or clean towel.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.
  • If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.

DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella fabrics.

DO NOT< use a steamer or iron on Sunbrella Contour fabrics.

DO NOT apply any solvent-based cleaning solution such as acetone, liquid fuels, paint thinner, mineral spirits or turpentine to Sunbrella Contour.

Helpful Hints

While Sunbrella fabric offers excellent protection against stains, full removal is not always guaranteed if spills are not addressed promptly.

Sunbrella Contour should only be allowed to air dry.

Protect the area around your Sunbrella Contour fabrics when using a bleach solution that may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella Contour fabrics thoroughly.

Bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment around you. Please follow all safety and environmental precautions according to the bleach label.

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