RECOMMENDED CARE &
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WIND ADVISORY NOTE TO
FABRIC AWNINGS WILL
REMOVAL OF THE FABRIC WHEN HURRICANE
WARNING IS ISSUE (75 MPH WIND)
If you are interested in
extending the life of your awning, cleaning
the fabric may help you do just that. Here
are some tips you can use to clean your
awning or canopy.
FOR CANVAS FABRICS
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!
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.) of natural soap per gallon of
water at approximately 100°
F. Non-chlorine bleach is recommended for
Canvas Fabrics. 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
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, but allow to air dry.
where a Canvas awning is taken down and
stored, it should be cleaned, allowed to air
dry and stored in a dry, well-ventilated
area. Many fabricators offer a reasonably
price for removal, cleaning, storage and
re-hanging services on a yearly basis.
FOR VINYL-COATED FABRICS
For cleaning of dusty or lightly soiled
vinyl surfaces, use a damp cloth to wipe
Surfaces that are light to moderately
soiled, rinse with clean water and wipe
gently with a wet cloth and re-rinse with
For surfaces that are moderately to heavily
soiled, clean with mild commercial cleaner.
If necessary, mix with water according to
manufacturer’s instructions. Apply cleaner
by spraying directly to the surface or by
applying with a rag, sponge, mop,
soft-bristled brush or similar cleaning
aid. Rub gently until clean. Badly soiled
areas may require scrubbing with a
non-damaging brush. Follow cleaning with a
clean water rinse.
Check the condition of the awning frames.
Rust is not likely to form, but if it should
it might cause deterioration or staining of
Avoid the use of abrasive cleaners, steel
brushes, steel wool, chlorinated bleaches or
Keep underside of the awning clean by
brushing with a household broom.
Keep shrubbery and vines away from the
awning. Many of these plants contain
certain acids, which harm the fabric.
Mildew may grow on the surface of a damp or
wet awning and permanently stain the awning.
DO NOT.. you must know!!!
Do not use high-pressure water jets on flexible
not spray insect repellant over fabric.
Some solutions will cause staining.
not use charcoal grill beneath the awning.
not permit leaves, twigs, pine needles, etc.
to remain on your awning.
not drag your awning across abrasive
surfaces, as cement, asphalt or the
not allow water to stand on the awnings,
causing pocketing, stretching and
not force or yank your awning when raising
or lowering them. Do it gradually.
not store awnings when damp or wet.