REED HICKORY 50199-0002 Replacement Sling Fabric By Sunbrella
Sunbrella Sling is a patented performance fabric that combines the exceptional strength of vinyl yarns with the softness of Sunbrella. These extremely durable outdoor fabrics are primarily used in sling chair applications. Sunbrella Sling is fade and stain resistant, and provides a sleek designer look and effortless maintenance.
Patio Sling Fabrics are easy to clean. Maintaining your new replacement slings will keep them fresh and stain free for years to come. Take some time every couple of weeks and clean your patio sling chairs and chaise lounges with something like Simple Green or 409 or a similar cleaning product. Spray your outdoor furniture with some water, then apply your cleaning product of choice. You want to remove the sun tan lotions, and body oils that in combination with the sun, can discolor your beautiful new replacement sling fabric. Use a soft bristled brush and gently scrub your fabric to remove dirt and oils. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry!
How To Clean Sunbrella Outdoor Upholstery Fabrics
Clean Sunbrella® Upholstery
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... With 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) and water.
- Rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
- Air dry.
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.
Some removable casings can be washed in the washing machine, however consult the furniture manufacturer before removing the casing as cushion construction may vary. To wash, first close all zippers. Machine wash in cold water on the delicate cycle with normal amounts of mild laundry detergent. Allow fabric to air dry.
Immediately apply an absorbent such as corn starch directly on the oil-based stain. Let sit for 10 minutes and remove the excess using a straight edge or ruler. This helps remove the stain and prevents it from being pressed into the fabric. Then proceed with the cleaning process.
When cleaning upholstered pieces, clean the entire surface area of the fabric, from seam to seam, instead of rubbing the fabric in a circular motion on the stain. This method, along with an extractor, may be required in order to avoid water rings and stains.
Cleaning Removable Fabric
Soak fabric in a solution of one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or very soft bristle brush to lightly agitate the stain. Then rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue, and allow fabric to air dry.
Some removable casings can be washed in the washing machine, however consult the furniture manufacturer before removing the casing as cushion construction may vary. To wash, first close all zippers. Machine wash in cold water on the delicate cycle with normal amounts of mild laundry detergent. For severe mold or mildew, add 1 cup of bleach. Allow fabric to air dry.
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. 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 minutes.
- Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
- Air dry.
For severe mold/mildew growth, bleach quantities may be increased.
It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains.