Sunbrella fabric should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt, etc., are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from the piece. Simply brush off any dirt, etc.; clean with water and a mild natural soap (no more than 100 F). Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. When using liquid detergent, if may be necessary to reapply a water repellent treatment, such as 303 Hi Tech Fabric Guard or a similar product.Sunbrella is made from 100% acrylic fiber and is heat sensitive. When washing or cleaning, DO NOT SUBJECT TO EXCESSIVE HEAT as the fabric will shrink. DO NOT STEAM PRESS OR DRY IN ELECTRIC OR GAS DRYERS. Allow fabric to air dry.In case Sunbrella fabric is stored during the winter season, it should be cleaned, allowed to air dry and stored in a dry, well ventilated area.

For stubborn stains, please see the Acrylic Stain Cleaning Chart for more specific cleaning instructions.

STAIN Recommended Cleaning Solution
BEER Liquid detergent, white vinegar
BERRY Liquid detergent/ammonia (3-6% water)
BLOOD (DRIED) Detergent/ammonia (3-6% water)
BUTTER Volatile solvent (acetone)
CHARCOAL, PENCIL MARKS Vaccum, then liquid detergent
CATSUP OR MUSTARD Liquid detergent
CHEWING GUM Volatile solvent (acetone)
CHOCOLATE Liquid detergent, ammonia water
COFFEE Detergent, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)
COLA Liquid detergent
CRAYON Paint, oil or grease remover
EGG (RAW) Liquid detergent
GRAPE JUICE Liquid detergent (water)
GRAVY Liquid detergent
GREASE (CAR) Volatile solvent (acetone)
INK (PERMANENT, INDIA, BALLPOINT) Paint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent
IRON RUST Oxalic or citric acids, water
LIPSTICK Paint, oil or grease remover
MASCARA Paint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent, water
MILDEW 1/2 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup natural soap per gallon of water
MILK Liquid detergent
NAIL POLISH Volatile solvent (acetone)
OIL Volatile solvent (acetone)
ORANGE DRINK Liquid detergent (water)
PAINT (LATEX) WET Liquid detergent (water)
PAINT (LATEX) DRIED Paint, oil or grease remover
PAINT OIL OR LACQUER Paint, oil or grease remover
SHOE POLISH (LIQUID) Volatile solvent (acetone)
SHOE POLISH (WAX) Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone)
SUNTAN LOTION Pine Power® or pine oil detergent
TEA Liquid detergent
TOMATO JUICE Liquid detergent
TREE SAP Turpentine, liquid detergent
URINE Liquid detergent, white vinegar
WATER COLOR Detergent, water, white vinegar
WAX (CANDLE) Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone)
WINE Liquid detergent/ammonia (3-6% water)