30 May 2013

The Benefits of Sunbrella Upholstery Fabric and How To Care For It

Choosing Sunbrella fabrics for your commercial outdoor furniture is a decision you will never regret.


The benefits of Sunbrella upholstery fabric are many, but here are the main highlights:

1. It resists and inhibits mildew, mold and rot
2. It is impervious to atmospheric chemicals and environmental pollutants
3. Sunbrella fabric prevents 98% of UV radiation from passing through, which is an especially crucial feature in shade applications.

Care and Cleaning of Sunbrella Upholstery Fabrics

Keeping Sunbrella fabric looking its best simple and easy:
  • Use a sponge or soft brush to apply mild soap and warm water to the fabric
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Allow to air dry
For stubborn stains or mildew:
  • Add one cup of bleach per gallon of soap and water
  • Apply mixture directly to the stain
  • Use a sponge or soft brush to clean
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Allow to air dry
  • If necessary, repeat this process with additional bleach mixture
 NOTE: Always rinse your Sunbrella upholstery thoroughly. Bleach won't harm the fabric, but it could damage clothing if not rinsed away. Sunbrella fabric air dries very quickly. Machine drying is unnecessary and high heat may damage the fabric. 

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella fabrics looking good - and to delay major deep cleaning - is to properly maintain them. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off any dirt or debris before it becomes embedded in the fabric weave. You will also want to wipe up spills as soon as they occur, as well as spot clean immediately after stains happen.

Refer to the list below for a common stains and recommended cleaning solutions to be used on your Sunbrella upholstery fabrics:

  • Dried Blood - 2 oz. dishwashing liquid and 4-8 oz. of ammonia per 1 gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Chewing Gum - Volatile solvent (acetone - 100%). Rinse thoroughly.
  • Various Inks - Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone - 100%), soap and water. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Lipstick - Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed on package). Rinse thoroughly.
  • Nail Polish - Volatile solvent (acetone - 100%). Rinse thoroughly.
  • Wine - 2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 3 oz. white vinegar, and 4-8 oz. ammonia per gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly.

1 comment:

  1. A newly constructed house looks absolutely perfect when provided with a beautiful internal décor. But the beauty starts to fade away soon if it is not maintained well. It is necessary that you provide your house with the absolute maintenance and care that it needs.

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