Supreme Cleaning - Sunbrella by babbian


									                                                                           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
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

                    Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC
                    1831 North Park Avenue, Glen Raven, NC 27217 USA

                    t. 336.221.2211 / f. 336.586.1169


                                                                                                                                                                    REVISED 12/5/08

                                                                                                                          SUNBRELLA® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF GLEN RAVEN, INC.

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