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Sunbrella® care and cleaning for Outdoor Furniture

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									    outdoor furniture
                                                             care and cleaning
Sunbrella® fabrics should be cleaned              Heavy Cleaning for         Applying 303 High Tech
regularly before substances such as dirt
and food particles are allowed to accumulate      Stubborn Stains and Mildew Fabric Guard
on and become embedded in the fabric.             Sunbrella fabric does not promote mildew          303 should be applied to Sunbrella fabrics
This practice will eliminate the need for         growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt          after each thorough cleaning, which
more frequent vigorous cleanings.                 and other foreign substances that are not         typically removes the original finish and
                                                  removed from the fabric. To clean mildew,         reduces the fabric’s water repellency.
                                                  or other stubborn stains:
                                                                                                    •   Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one of the
General or Light Cleaning                         •   Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1 cup)            cleaning methods.
•   Brush off any loose dirt.                         of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of mild      •   Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.
•   Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces           soap per gallon of clean water.               •   Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well-
    (1/4 cup) mild soap per gallon of             •   Spray on entire area and allow to soak            ventilated area following instructions on
    lukewarm water (less than 100°F/38°C).            into the fabric.                                  the container.
•   Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush          •   Scrub vigorously with a soft bristle brush,   •   Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and allow
    to clean.                                         sponge, or clean towel.                           fabric to dry completely.
•   Allow cleaning solution to soak into          •   Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap           •   Apply a second thin, even coating of
    fabric.                                           residue.                                          303. (Two light coatings are more
•   Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap           •   Allow fabric to air dry.                          effective in restoring fabric water
    residue.                                                                                            resistance than a single heavy coating.
•   Allow fabric to air dry.                      If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach             A 15-ounce bottle provides coverage of
                                                  quantities may be increased.                          up to 50 square feet of fabric.)
For removable Sunbrella fabric umbrella and
cushion covers, machine wash in cold              For removable Sunbrella fabric umbrella and       For more information please see
water (less than 100°F/38°C). Depending           cushion covers, machine wash in cold              www.303products.com.
on wash load size, use normal amounts of          water (less than 100°F/38°C). Depending
mild laundry soap. Allow fabric to air dry.       on wash load size, use normal amounts of
                                                  mild laundry soap and add 1 cup of bleach.        Professional Cleaners
                                                  Allow fabric to air dry.
                                                                                                    In evaluating the services of a professional
Spot Cleaning                                                                                       firm, you should inquire about the firm’s
•   Apply a light mist of our recommended                                                           experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics
    cleaning solution using a spray bottle.       Re-treating the Fabric                            and knowledge of cleaning and re-
•   Work the solution into the stain by lightly   Sunbrella fabrics have a special finish that      treatment requirements. DO NOT dry clean
    scrubbing the area with a sponge or very      enhances water repellency. The finish is          Sunbrella fabrics.
    soft bristle brush.                           designed to last for several years of normal
•   Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap           use, but may be refreshed after a thorough
    residue.                                      cleaning or extended use. Glen Raven              Helpful Hints
•   Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft       recommends 303 High Tech Fabric
    towel or sponge. Use a Wet Vac if             Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment              •   Protect the area around your Sunbrella
    available to remove excess moisture.          product for Sunbrella fabrics.                        fabric when using a bleach solution –
•   Repeat these steps until stain is                                                                   bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella
    removed.                                                                                            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.




          Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC
              1831 North Park Avenue                                                                * Synthetic fabric heat settings normally do
            Glen Raven, NC 27217-1100                                                                   not exceed 150°F/66°C.
                  336-227-6211
                                                                                                                                             10/08

								
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