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					                                                                                                  OUTDOOR FURNITURE
                                                                                                                                         care and cleaning


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

                                                                                                            * Synthetic fabric heat settings normally do not exceed
                                                                                                            150°F/66°C.
                   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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