SUNBRELLA® is made from 100% solution dyed acrylic fiber which gives it color brightness which is unsurpassed. Being a woven fabric it breathes and is translucent. It is guaranteed for a period of 10 years against loss of color or strength from normal exposure conditions including sunlight, mildew, rot and atmospheric chemicals. SUNBRELLA® has a fluorocarbon finish which provides excellent water repellency and stain release.
Tent City Canvas House is an authorized distributor of Sunbrella products which includes Awning, Drapery, Marine Seating, Marine top, Canvas Indoor Furniture & Outdoor Furniture Fabric, Rugs, Umbrellas etc. Sunbrella Fabric is known for its low maintenance and durability.
Please visit the Sunbrella website here to view a wide range of fabrics for your application:
SUNBRELLA® fabric should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt, roof particles, etc., are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from the frame. Simply brush off any loose dirt, roof particles, etc.; hose down and clean with a mild natural soap in lukewarm water (no more than 100 ̊F.) Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS!
For stubborn stains soak the fabric for approximately twenty minutes in a solution of no more than ½ cup (4 oz.) of bleach and ¼ cup (2 oz.) natural soap per gallon of water at approximately 100 ̊F. A non-chlorine bleach is recommended for SUNBRELLA® “Plus” because of the urethane coating. Rinse thoroughly in cold water to remove all of the soap. Note: Excessive soaking in bleach can deteriorate sewing threads. This method of cleaning may remove part of the water repellency. Following a thorough cleaning, and when water repellency is a factor, the fabric should receive an application of an air-curing retreatment, such as 303 Hi Tech Fabric Guard or similar product.
SUNBRELLA® may be dry cleaned but a water repellent treatment must be applied to the fabric after dry cleaning to reestablish water repellency. SUNBRELLA® is made from 100% acrylic fiber and is thermoplastic or 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 cases where a SUNBRELLA® awning is taken down and stored during the winter season, it should be cleaned, allowed to air dry and stored in a dry, well ventilated area. Tent City Canvas House offers a reasonably priced removal, cleaning, storage, and rehanging service on a yearly basis.