The Boat Top Shop cleans, repairs and treats all canvas tops.
Call 253-565-6060 for info.

Care and Cleaning

1. 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 degrees F.). Rinse throughly to remove soap. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS!
2. For stubborn stains soak the fabric for approximately twenty minutes in a solution of no more than 1/2 cup (4 oz.) of bleach and 1/4 cup (2 oz.) natural soap per gallon of water at approximately 100 degrees 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 repellancy is a factor, the fabric should receive an application of an air-curing retreatment, such as 303 Hi Tech Fabric Guard or a similar product.
3. 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.
4. 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. Many fabricators offer a reasonably priced removal, cleaning, storage, and rehanging service on a yearly basis.
Care and Maintenance

Following a thorough rinsing off of all salt deposits, wipe with a clean cloth and mild soap. Rinse immediately! Never let soap dry on curtains. Chamois dry to remove water spots. If a polish or wax is accidentally used, use Windex with vinegar or a vinegar and water solution to remove and restore clarity. It is also important to roll all curtains down and snap into place daily to maintain shape and minimize fold distortions. Should your curtains become severely distorted, most of the distorition will come out over time in the sun. A heat gun or hair dryer can be used to get the worst areas out. This should be done professionally.

Having researched many other products over the years we recommend exclusively the following product for application. This product cleans the surface beautifully without leaving a residue, and most importantly, provides a good water shed:

Aquatech Glass Cleaner & Protectant
To check product availability, please call The Boat Top Shop at 253-565-6060.

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