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Here are some great tips for cleaning and caring for your patio umbrella.

How To Clean The Canopy

All our fabrics are engineered to combine the highest level of design and performance. For easy day-to-day maintenance of your Sunbrella or Spuncylic fabric:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
  2. Spray on a cleaning solution of water and mild soap.
  3. Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  4. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  5. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
  6. Air dry.

Caring For Your Aluminum Frame

With easy regular maintenance, aluminum patio umbrellas will provide years of shade. Cleaning with mild soap and water, the follow up with a good rinsing and drying with a towel is all you should need to do.

Don’t use abrasive materials, cleansers or bleach these will damage the aluminum. Also try not to allow dirt to build up as it will be harder to clean over time.

If you see that calcium is building up on your aluminum patio umbrella you can use 1 part white distilled vinegar to 9 parts water to remove it. Also, be sure to test your solution on small area first to make sure it doesn’t damage you frame.

What to do during storm.

There is no need to take your down patio umbrella during an after thunderstorm but you should always close it when not in use. When winds reach more than 15 to 20 mph it best to close the your umbrella. Better safe, than sorry we say.

If a more substantial storm is approaching, with gale force winds or more, it’s best to take down your umbrella. 

Get yourself a cover!

An umbrella cover is a small investment that keeps your canopy free from dirt and mildew and helps the colors from fading over time too.