We are a stocking Sunbrella house and authorized dealer, offering the highest standard in outdoor fabrics.
Produced by Glen Raven, Sunbrella is a 100% solution dyed acrylic. This means the actual yarn of the fabric is dyed before the fabric is woven. This is a reason why Sunbrella fabrics last so long, hold their color, and can be washed or spot cleaned for various stains, without losing color in that spot.
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Sunbrella is water resistant, offers a high UV protection, and is mildew resistant (though mildew will grow on dirt if it’s not cleaned off). Sunbrella offers a wide range of fabric styles, from plain/solids and textures, to stripes, and jacquards. They also offer varying degrees of UV resistance, depending on the grade of fabric. As mentioned, Sunbrella fabric is water resistant, not waterproof.
Cleaning Non-Removable Fabric:
Prepare a solution of one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a soft bristle brush to clean, allowing the cleaning solution to soak into the fabric. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue and allow fabric to air dry.
Mold and mildew stains. Sunbrella fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric.
It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains.
To remove mold or mildew:
- Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of water
- Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minute
- Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush
- Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. When in doubt rinse again!
- Always air dry
- For severe mold/mildew growth, bleach quantities may be increased
Care & Maintenance
Like most things in life we need to take care of our furniture especially when it’s outdoors and Mother Nature is going to throw everything at it! Low-maintenance does not mean ‘self-cleaning’ it’s simply easy to care for with minimal effort and cost-effective cleaning products. It is your responsibility to ensure that every reasonable precaution be used in the care and use of your purchase. To help you we’ve compiled Care & Maintenance tips for your patio furniture:
HOW TO CLEAN SUNBRELLA® OUTDOOR FABRIC
One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella fabrics looking good is to brush off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics and wipe up spills or clean soon after a stain occurs. The quicker you clean spills and stains, the easier they can be to remove.
Try this first…for a new spill or stain on your Sunbrella fabric.
- Blot (don’t rub) liquid spills with a clean, dry cloth. For oil-based spills, apply an absorbent such as corn starch, then remove with a straight edge.
- Spray on a mild cleaning solution of soap (such as Dawn or Woolite) diluted in water. Sunbrella highly recommends 303® Multipurpose Cleaner available to purchase from our showrooms.
- Rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
- Air dry; drying time varies pending weather conditions (i.e. temperature, sun exposure, wind, humidity etc).
IF YOU DID NOT UPGRADE TO QUICK DRY FOAM your cushions may absorb some water/moisture in the cleaning process and require an extended dry time. If so, stand cushions upright with zippers facing down to allow drainage and improve air circulation. DO NOT REMOVE CUSHION COVERS AND PLACE IN CLOTHES DRYER; THEY MAY SHRINK & BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT BACK ON
Try this next… If your first try doesn’t get the stain completely out.
Though Sunbrella fabrics can be used both outdoors and in, your cleaning methods should differ slightly indoors and out because of the fabrication and manufacturing of the furniture. We recommend using the appropriate cleaning instructions for your application.
- Avoid scrubbing, hard bristle brushes or any other abrasive cleaning method.
- Sunbrella should only be allowed to air dry. DO NOT REMOVE CUSHION COVERS AND PLACE IN CLOTHES DRYER
- Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using bleach or other chemical solvents that may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly, when in doubt rinse again and again.
- Bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment around you. Please follow all safety and environmental precautions according to the bleach label.
- If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron on the synthetic setting. As iron temperatures may vary, first test a small inconspicuous area before ironing the entire piece.
- DO NOT use a steamer or an iron set to the steam setting.
- Retreating Sunbrella Fabric
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- Outdoor Durability Challenge
- Sunbrella Performance
- Why Choose Sunbrella
- Indoor Durability challenge
You can locate a Sunbrella product review here.
Introducing, Glen Raven, Maker of the Sunbrella fabric.
Sunbrella fabrics are treated with a proprietary water and stain repellent finish that is designed to last for several years, but may require replenishing after a thorough cleaning. Sunbrella recommends 303® Fabric Guard™, available to purchase see sales associate for details.
Applying a retreatment:
- Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one of the cleaning methods.
- Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.
- Apply retreatment in a well-ventilated area following instructions on the container
Your ARD Outdoor furniture will last for years! If you are unsure of how to properly care for or clean your merchandise, please contact our sales team for expert advise. [email protected]