Cleaning Sunbrella


Stain

Recommended cleaning solutions

Beer

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.

Berry

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)

Bird droppings

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water, or try Goo Gone Grease Cutter (a hand cleaner), Greased Lightning, or Clean Rite Purple Power (available at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.)

Blood (dried)

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)

Butter

Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%

Charcoal, pencil marks

Vacuum, then Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1gallon water

Catsup or mustard

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Chewing gum

Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%

Chocolate

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4 oz.)

Coffee

Dishwashing liquid / water, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)

Cola

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Crayon

Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)

Egg (raw)

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Food color

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)

Grape juice

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Gravey

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Grease (car)

Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%

Ink (permanent, India, ballpoint)

Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap and water

Iron rust

Carbona™ Stain Devil #9

Lipstick

Paint remover, oil or grease remover (mix as directed)

Mascara

Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone-100%), dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Mildew

Bleach (1 cup) / Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Milk

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water

Nail Polish

volatile solvent (acetone) 100%

Wax (candle)

apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%

Wine

Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.) / white vinegar (3 oz.)


As part of the finishing process, Sunbrella® fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which enhances water repellency. This finish is designed to last for several years, but must be replenished after a thorough cleaning.