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.

STAINRecommended Cleaning Solution
BEERLiquid detergent, white vinegar
BERRYLiquid detergent/ammonia (3-6% water)
BLOOD (DRIED)Detergent/ammonia (3-6% water)
BUTTERVolatile solvent (acetone)
CHARCOAL, PENCIL MARKSVaccum, then liquid detergent
CATSUP OR MUSTARDLiquid detergent
CHEWING GUMVolatile solvent (acetone)
CHOCOLATELiquid detergent, ammonia water
COFFEEDetergent, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)
COLALiquid detergent
CRAYONPaint, oil or grease remover
EGG (RAW)Liquid detergent
GRAPE JUICELiquid detergent (water)
GRAVYLiquid detergent
GREASE (CAR)Volatile solvent (acetone)
INK (PERMANENT, INDIA, BALLPOINT)Paint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent
IRON RUSTOxalic or citric acids, water
LIPSTICKPaint, oil or grease remover
MASCARAPaint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent, water
MILDEW1/2 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup natural soap per gallon of water
MILKLiquid detergent
NAIL POLISHVolatile solvent (acetone)
OILVolatile solvent (acetone)
ORANGE DRINKLiquid detergent (water)
PAINT (LATEX) WETLiquid detergent (water)
PAINT (LATEX) DRIEDPaint, oil or grease remover
PAINT OIL OR LACQUERPaint, oil or grease remover
SHOE POLISH (LIQUID)Volatile solvent (acetone)
SHOE POLISH (WAX)Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone)
SUNTAN LOTIONPine Power® or pine oil detergent
TEALiquid detergent
TOMATO JUICELiquid detergent
TREE SAPTurpentine, liquid detergent
URINELiquid detergent, white vinegar
WATER COLORDetergent, water, white vinegar
WAX (CANDLE)Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone)
WINELiquid detergent/ammonia (3-6% water)