Clean Sunbrella Horizon - Sunbrella Fabrics

Clean Sunbrella® Horizon

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 Horizon fabric, we suggest the following methods:

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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 Stain Chart). 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® Spot 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: ¼ 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 5:1 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.

Stain Chart

Stain 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