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Clean Sunbrella® Horizon®

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Sunbrella Horizon is engineered to meet the Sunbrella brand quality standard. Long-lasting performance and design are what you can expect. One of the best ways to maintain the appearance of Sunbrella Horizon is to regularly care for it. To care for your Sunbrella Horizon fabric, we suggest the following methods.

Method 1:

  • Wipe spills as they occur with a dry towel, soft cloth or napkin.
  • An art gum eraser, cleaning eraser sponges/pads, or corn starch are effective against some stains (see Cleaning Guide below). If using corn starch, remove excess with a straight edge.

Method 2:

  • Clean with a soapy water solution, such as 4 ml (1 teaspoon) of mild soap (e.g. Woolite® or Dawn®) to 250 ml (1 cup) of water.
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, dry towel, soft cloth or napkin.
  • For stubborn stains, use isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water until all soap is removed.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

Method 3:

  • Clean with 303® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, dry towel, soft cloth or napkin.
  • For stubborn stains, use isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water until all soap is removed.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

Method 4: Heavy Cleaning

Sunbrella Horizon fabric does not promote mildew growth. However, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. For mildew and other stubborn stains:

  • Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach: 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water.
  • Apply and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
  • Remove stain with a non-abrasive sponge, towel or very soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.
  • If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.
  • If necessary, acetone may be used to remove nail polish.

To Disinfect

  • Sanitize using a 10:1 solution of water to bleach.
  • Common disinfectants such as hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin®, Betadine® and iodine can be used.

Professional Cleaners

In evaluating the services of a professional firm, you should inquire about the firm's experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning and re-treatment requirements.

 

Cleaning Guide

  Spill/Mess Recommended Cleaning Solutions
  BBQ Sauce Method 2 or Method 3
  Betadine® Method 2
  Calamine Lotion Method 2
  Chocolate Method 2 or Method 3
  Chocolate Ice Cream Method 2 or Method 3
  Coffee Method 2 or Method 3
  Cola Method 2 or Method 3
  Gear Lube Method 2 or Method 3
  Grape Jelly Method 2 or Method 3
  Grape Lollipop Method 2 or Method 3
  Hand Sanitizer Method 2 or Method 3
  Ink Method 1 (cleaning eraser sponges/pads)
  Iodine Method 2 or Method 3
  Italian Salad Dressing Method 2 or Method 3
  Ketchup Method 2 or Method 3
  Lipstick Method 1 (cleaning eraser sponges/pads)
  Mayonnaise Method 2 or Method 3
  Mildew Method 4
  Mold Method 4
  Motor Oil Method 3
  Mustard Method 2 or Method 3
  Nail Polish Method 4 (if needed, acetone)
  Neosporin® Method 2
  Pasta Sauce Method 2 or Method 3
  Pencil Method 1 (art gum eraser)
  Phenolic Cleaner Method 2 or Method 3
  Popcorn Butter Method 1 (cornstarch / remove excess with a straight edge) or Method 3
  Quat Cleaner Method 2 or Method 3
  Raspberry Fruit Spread Method 2 or Method 3
  Red Clay Method 3
  Red Wine Method 2 or Method 3
  Salsa Method 2 or Method 3
  Sunscreen Lotion Method 2 or Method 3
  Tomato Sauce Method 2 or Method 3

Helpful Hints

 

Hose fabrics off monthly with clean water to help prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric and eliminate the need for more frequent cleaning.

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

Always use non-abrasive towels, soft cloths or napkins to avoid scratching the surface.

Non-abrasive commercial cleaners like Fantastik® or Formula 409® can sometimes be used but are not recommended.

When using any cleaning solution, always test a small patch in an inconspicuous place.

Sunbrella Horizon does not promote mildew growth. However, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric.

DO NOT use abrasive powders, steel wool, industrial strength or solvent cleaners, vinyl “conditioners” or “protectors.” Non-abrasive commercial cleaners like Fantastik® or Formula 409® can sometimes be used but are not recommended.

DO NOT use undiluted bleach. When using any cleaning solution, always test a small patch in an inconspicuous place.

DO NOT apply solvent-based cleaning solutions to Sunbrella Horizon fabric as it may accelerate the aging and degradation of the fabric. These items would include chemicals such as liquid fuels, paint thinner, mineral spirits and turpentine.

DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella fabrics.

DO NOT recommend the use of steam on Sunbrella Horizon for consumers and non-professionals with little to no experience in fabricating with upholstery.

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