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How to extend the life of your awning fabric: 5 basic maintenance tips.

How to extend the life of your awning fabric: 5 basic maintenance tips.

  04 July 2018

Keeping your fabric impeccable and the same brightness as the first day can be a difficult job … or not. Today we will talk about maintenance, care and cleaning of our awning fabrics.


At Sauleda we are deeply committed to the quality of our products and we want to help you make the most of them. With proper maintenance, a Sauleda fabric can extend its life more than twenty years, maintaining its original characteristics of sun protection and color integrity.

SAULEDA PROTECTOR

All our fabrics receive the Sauleda Protector finish, a special treatment that forms a protective shield on the fabric, giving it a self-cleaning effect that will relieve many headaches. With Sauleda Protector the fabric repels dirt and polluting particles from the environment that dim it and, in addition, our protected awnings perform amazingly well in the presence of rain. A nice balm when it comes to keeping our fabric clean like the first day.


When it comes to keeping our fabrics clean just like the first day of purchase, follow these simple steps.


STEP 1 - VACUUM

The first thing we recommend is to regularly vacuum the fabric to remove any dirt that may have accumulated on it. Even if dust has not got stuck, it's always better to remove it anyway, right?


STEP 2 - CLEAN

The second piece of advice is to clean the fabric using a sponge and neutral soap, always rinsing with water no higher than the maximum temperature of 30º. 


STEP 3 - DRY

It is essential to let the fabric dry before rolling it up again. Otherwise your fabric could wrinkle or have some other imperfections and nobody likes to have a crumpled awning. What will your guests think?


STEP 4 - DO NOT USE ABRASIVE PRODUCTS

Very important: never use abrasive products such as bleach or other detergents on a Sauleda fabric if you do not want it to lose its color and vitality.


STEP 5 - KEEP IT OUT OF SEASON

In case you only use your fabric part of the year, such as the pool shed, the awning of your boat or your porch in summer, which are only used for a few specific months, we advise you to keep the fabric in a sheath for the rest of the year. This way you forget about unnecessary maintenance for part of the year and you will keep your fabric intact for much longer.

Apart from these 5 simple steps, a little TLC (Tender Loving Care) goes a long way.



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