Clean Sunbrella® Contour

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella fabrics looking good is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This helps prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric and eliminates the need for more frequent cleaning. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.

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General or Light Cleaning

  • Brush off any loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of one fourth 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 one fourth 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 apply any solvent-based cleaning solution such as acetone, liquid fuels, paint thinner, mineral spirits or turpentine to Sunbrella Contour.