Cleaning a Canvas Umbrella
No outdoor living can be enjoyable unless you have a pleasant
looking contemporary canvas patio umbrella to rest under.
Patio canvas umbrellas come in various designs, styles and
colors to blend with your outdoor furniture. Whether over a
table, patio, or poolside, the presence of a canvas umbrella will
enable your family members as well as your guests to spend
some quality time together.
The basic function of an outdoor canvas umbrella is to provide
shade from the harsh summer sun. A large selection of outdoor canvas umbrellas is
available ranging from inexpensive and entirely functional to higher priced exotic ones
designed to create a tropical paradise look. The canvas umbrellas also come in different
sizes and shapes.
The question most often asked is – what is the life expectancy of an outdoor canvas
umbrella. The lifespan of a canvas umbrella depends on how well you maintain it. You
should regularly clean the canvas umbrella and securely store it away during months
when you will not need it. This way, you can be sure the outdoor patio umbrella will last
for many years.
Please also bear in mind the manner of opening and closing your outdoor canvas
umbrella as suggested by the supplier. Be vigilant at all times and immediately remove
your umbrella if there are strong gales or storm is brewing.
Canvas umbrellas are indeed durable but they will
gather dirt and grime as they are exposed to the
elements. So it is your responsibility to clean the
umbrella at periodic intervals. If only you take some
pains, your canvas umbrella will look as good as new
at all times.
If you are not already aware how to clean an outdoor
canvas umbrella, you can follow the steps outlined
• Disentangle the canvas from the frame. There
should be no difficulty as the canvas on the outdoor canvas umbrellas is detachable.
• Get hold of empty, clean wide-mouthed garbage can and fill it with water or
Oxiclean. If the canvas color is white you can add bleach and if the canvas is colored, you
can add any color-safe bleach.
• Soak the canvas umbrella cover in the mixture and allow it to remain there for one
or two hours.
• Shove the canvas cover thereafter into the washing machine. A canvas umbrella
cover will be able to easily withstand the cycling pressure of a washing machine cycle.
Add your regular detergent and bleach or OxiClean. The canvas will emerge in perfect
• Next, you will have to clean the umbrella frame. The best way to do this is to hose
off the umbrella frame with a pressure water hose. You can use glass cleaner to get rid of
any dirt or grime. If the dirt or stain persists, you can use bathroom cleaner that contains
bleach. Wear gloves while handling bleaching powder.
• Restore the canvas to its original fitting on the frame. If your canvas umbrella cover
is still wet, place it along with the frame in the stand and leave it to air-dry.
If your canvas patio umbrellas look neat and bright, your guests will love to call on you
more often to spend time under the umbrella. Your family members will also be too
happy to spend time sitting under the umbrella. Canvas umbrellas should be cleaned and
dried completely before they are securely stored away for winter months.