One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella Sling fabrics looking good and to delay the need for deep cleaning is to rinse regularly with clean water to help prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric. Simply brush away loose dirt, rinse, and clean with a mild, lukewarm soapy solution. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air-dry.

With a New Spill or Stain on Your Sunbrella Sling Fabric...

  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Prepare a solution of 1/4 cup mild soap (Dawn® or Woolite®) per gallon of luke warm water.
  • Use a soft bristle brush to clean the fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue and allow fabric to air dry.
  • Repeat as necessary.

For All Mold and Mildew Stains...

Sunbrella fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. To remove mold and mildew:

  • Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water.
  • Spray on entire area and allow the solution to sit for 15 minutes. Continue to spray area if it begins to dry too quickly.
  • Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Air dry. For severe mold/mildew growth, bleach quantities may be increased.

It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains.

For other spills, products such as 303® Multi-Surface Cleaner, Dawn® or Resolve® are applicable. Specific information on spill cleaning is available in our Cleaning Guide.

Helpful Hints

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

Avoid scrubbing, hard bristle brushes or any other abrasive cleaning method.

Sunbrella should only be allowed to air dry.

Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using bleach or other chemical solvents that may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella 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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