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Click here to view the Sunbrella stain chart for recommended cleaning solutions.


Spot cleaning
1. Apply a light mist of mild soap and water using a spray bottle.
2. Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft cloth.
3. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
4. Air dry.
Repeat these steps until stain is removed.


 Machine washing
1. Pre-treat any heavily stained areas with an appropriate stain remover (see Stain Chart).
2. 
Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry soap.
3. 
Machine wash in warm water (less than 38°C) for best results.
4. 
Air dry.


 For stubborn stains and/or mildew
Sunbrella fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains:
1. Add 1 cup of bleach to the cleaning solution as suggested in Mashing Washing section.
2. Soak fabric for 10 – 15 minutes in the diluted cleaning solution (stop machine prior to agitation).
3. Machine wash in warm water (less than 38°C) for best results.
4. Air dry.
If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.


Professional cleaners
When evaluating the services of a professional firm, you should inquire about the firm’s experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning requirements. DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella fabrics.


Helpful hints
Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly to completely remove bleach.
Sunbrella air dries very quickly. Machine drying is not necessary.
If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic* setting. As some irons exceed the recommended 100°F/38°C temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.

DO NOT use a steamer or iron set to steam setting.


Maintenance tip: 
About once a month, use a water hose to gently spray off any dirt that has settled on your cushions. This keeps the dirt from settling in and extends the time between soap and water cleaning and retreating.
Cold machine wash cushion covers
Mild detergent
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry clean
Dry flat in open air
Do not steam iron
To add to the longevity of the product, it is advisable during wet, colder months to keep fabric in a dry and ventilated environment.


We recommend using 303 fabric cleaner and fabric guard on your product.
Recommended 303 Products

 
303 Fabric /Vinyl Cleaner $35.00 inc gst
While dry, brush, shake or vacuum off loose dirt
Hose down to remove remaining loose dirt
For best results, spray cushion with 303 Fabric Cleaner
Use a soft bristle brush, sponge or cloth to loosen any stubborn dirt
Properly maintained, fabric should require no more than light agitation
Rinse thoroughly to remove soil and cleaning agent
Allow to air dry.
 
303 High Tech Fabric Guard $38.00 inc gst
Elements acrylic is a breathable fabric and is made water repellant by the chemical treatment process during manufacturing. The treated fabric repels (beads) water, resists soiling, is U.V. resistant and impedes mildew formation.With time and use the original repellency treatment is diminished, making periodic cleaning and retreatment necessary. The key to keeping your outdoor fabric looking great and extending its life is periodic cleaning followed by repellency retreatment with 303 High Tech Fabric Guard.
Use only on new or newly cleaned, dry fabric
Spray on 303 High Tech Fabric Guard until damp
Do not saturate
Allow fabric to dry thoroughly before using or storing your cushions
If time permits, two light coats are better than one medium coat
Allow to air dry thoroughly between coats.
Contact Elements on 0438 596 001 for more information or supply of 303 products.