SUNBRELLA® SUPREME OR PLUS care and cleaning One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella Supreme Heavy cleaning for Applying 303 High Tech fabrics looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleaning is to hose fabrics off on a stubborn stains and mildew Fabric Guard monthly basis with clear water. This practice will help prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in Sunbrella Supreme fabric does not promote mildew 303 should be applied to Sunbrella Supreme the fabric and eliminate the need for more frequent growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other fabrics after each thorough cleaning, which typically vigorous cleaning. In most environments, a thorough foreign substances that are not removed from the removes the original finish and reduces the fabric’s cleaning will be needed every two to three years. fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains: water repellency. When it’s time for a thorough cleaning, Sunbrella • Four ounces (1/2 cup) of chlorine bleach. • Clean Sunbrella using one of Supreme fabrics can be cleaned while still on a boat • Two ounces (1/4 cup) of mild the cleaning methods. or, size permitting, they can be removed for cleaning soap and/or detergent. • Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry. dock side. When cleaning Sunbrella Supreme fabrics, • One gallon of water. • Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well ventilated it is important to observe the following: • Carefully clean with soft bristle brush. area following instructions on the container. • Allow mixture to soak into the • Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and • Always use a mild soap such as fabric for up to 15 minutes. allow fabric to dry completely. Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite. • Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed. • Apply a second thin, even coating of 303. • Water should be cold to lukewarm. • Air dry. (Two light coatings are more effective in Never more than 100°F/38°C. • Repeat if necessary. restoring fabric water resistance than a single • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. • Re-treatment of fabric for water and heavy coating. A 15-ounce bottle provides • Air dry only. Never apply artificial stain resistance will be necessary. coverage of up to 50 square feet of fabric.) heat to Sunbrella fabrics. Remember to protect the area around your Sunbrella For more information, if using a bleach solution. Carpet or other fabrics please visit www.303products.com. General or light cleaning that are not Sunbrella may have an adverse reaction to the bleach. If a boat cover is suitable in size for a Professional cleaners To clean Sunbrella Supreme fabrics while still on a washing machine, these steps should be followed: boat, follow these simple steps: You may have access to professional cleaning firms. • Use mild soap and/or detergent. In evaluating the services of a professional firm, you • Carefully brush off loose dirt. • For heavier stains add 1/2 should inquire about a firm’s experience in working • Hose down. cup of bleach to wash. with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning • Prepare a cleaning solution of water • Wash and rinse in cold water. and re-treatment requirements. and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, • Air dry. Never apply heat to Sunbrella. DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella Supreme fabrics. Dreft or Woolite (no detergents). • Re-treatment for water and stain resistance • Use a soft bristle brush to clean. • Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric. will be necessary after machine washing. Helpful hints • Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed. • Air dry. Re-treating the fabric Protect the area around the Sunbrella Supreme • May not require re-treatment depending fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may on the age of the fabric. As part of the finishing process, Sunbrella Supreme discolor non- Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which thoroughly to completely remove bleach. If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted enhances water repellency. This finish is designed to chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of last for several years, but must be replenished after a Sunbrella air dries very quickly. Machine drying is not mildew, roof run-off or other similar stains (see our thorough cleaning. Based on test results, Glen Raven necessary. Stain Chart for specific recommendations). recommends 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment product for Sunbrella fabrics. Use of bleach and/or advanced age of the fabric Fabrics should be re-treated after thorough cleaning application may impact the deterioration of the or after five years of use. sewing thread and other non-Sunbrella components. For more information on re-treatment products, please visit www.303products.com. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC 1831 North Park Avenue, Glen Raven, NC 27217 USA t. 336.221.2211 / f. 336.586.1169 www.sunbrella.com REVISED 12/5/08 SUNBRELLA® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF GLEN RAVEN, INC.
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