Caring & Cleaning Marine Fabric

Helpful Hints &Tips

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rotect the area around the Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly 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.

Use of bleach and/or advanced age of the fabric application may impact the deterioration of the sewing thread and other non-Sunbrella components.

General or Light Cleaning

To clean Sunbrella while still on a boat, follow these simple steps:

  • Brush off loose dirt.
  • Hose down.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite (no detergents).
  • Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
  • Air dry.

May not require re-treatment depending on the age of the fabric.

If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew, roof run-off or other similar stains (see our Stain Chart for specific recommendations).

Sunbrella Cleaning Instructions

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleaning is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.

View the Sunbrella fabric stain chart for recommended cleaning solutions.

Watch the Upholstery Care & Cleaning video.
Upholstery and Drapery

In the living room or by the pool, Sunbrella fabrics give you the sophisticated style you want with the protection you need.

Upholstery and Drapery
care and cleaning

Sunbrella Sheer
care and cleaning

Watch the Marine Care & Cleaning video.
Marine

The elements show no mercy to a boat, which is why you need Sunbrella, the #1 marine fabric in the world.

Marine interiors
care and cleaning

Marine tops and covers
care and cleaning

Watch the Awning Care & Cleaning video.
Awnings

Stylishly extend your living space and gain protection from the sun.

Awnings
care and cleaning