Life can be messy, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. From the remnants of heartwarming meals shared among loved ones to muddy paw prints from your four-legged best friend, when you choose Sunbrella fabrics these happy marks don’t have to become lasting stains. That’s because Sunbrella knows that unconditional love requires unconditional fabrics. In fact, our performance fabrics are made to look great for the long-haul, with built-in stain resistance, durability, and cleanability. Plus, Sunbrella fabrics come in hundreds of colors, patterns, and textures for every imaginable use, so you can choose these beautiful, functional fabrics for every room of your home and even on outdoor furniture.
When spills and smudges happen, don’t panic. Instead, follow these simple steps for the how to clean upholstery fabric and you’ll keep your Sunbrella fabrics looking pristine. No matter the mess, these easy tips from Sunbrella demystify how to clean our upholstery fabric.
Tips for Cleaning Sunbrella Upholstery
Not all fabrics are built to handle stains the way Sunbrella performance fabrics are. While some pieces of upholstery can go to the dry cleaner or be thrown in the washing machine, it’s often easiest to spot-clean would-be stains as they happen. By following these easy tips, you can prevent damage to your upholstery and keep your fabrics looking like new. Here are some best practices for cleaning your Sunbrella performance fabrics.
1. Brush Off Loose Dirt
If you have a spill that involves crumbs or dirt, brush off any loose particles.
2. Spray with Soap and Water
Mix up a solution of mild soap and clean water and spray on the spill.
3. Clean with Brush or Cloth
Use the brush to gently work in the soap and water solution into the Sunbrella fabric for a thorough cleaning.
4. Let Sit
Let the soapy water thoroughly saturate the fabric.
You’re in the home stretch: use clean water to rinse your Sunbrella fabric.
6. Air Dry
Finally, use a clean towel to soak up any excess water, and allow the Sunbrella material to air dry.
Bonus Tip: Stain Chart for Specialized Solutions
If you have a more specific kind of stain or concern, Sunbrella provides a helpful chart detailing the right kind of cleaner for just about every imaginable offender—from chewing gum and beer to pencil marks and tomato juice. From homemade cleaning solutions to off-the-shelf cleansers, this chart helps guide you to make the most challenging spills disappear.
Why Performance Fabrics Work
Sunbrella performance fabrics use technology to make sure they are incredibly durable. They are water-resistant, fade-resistant and resist mold and mildew. Even after heavy-duty cleaning, because the color is at the core of the fabric, the Sunbrella fabric retains its vibrant color. Sunbrella fabrics are even resistant to bleach, giving you peace of mind.
These Easy Cleaning Steps Will Keep Your Sunbrella Fabrics Like New
Sunbrella fabrics help make messes worry-free—they are truly unconditional fabrics to match your unconditional love for those mess-makers in your life. With Sunbrella fabrics and these easy tips, your furniture, pillows, and curtains will look amazing even after a spill or smudge. That means you can relax and enjoy all of life’s special—and yes, often messy—moments, knowing that cleaning them up is a snap.
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