Over time your shade sail will become dirty and need regular cleaning to keep it looking at its best. Cleaning your shade sails properly on a regular basis will keep them looking great. Be careful to use quality cleaning products, and nothing that will weaken the fabric of the shade sail.
As suppliers and repairers of shade sails Brisbane Southside area we recommend using a mild dishwashing liquid and a soft scrubbing brush when cleaning your sails. These can be purchased at your local supermarket. Hose the sail shades on a low water pressure. For best results take the shade sails down from their fittings completely. Avoid high pressure water blasting – this can put pressure on the shade sails and damage them.
When choosing a product to clean your shade sails with, always avoid the following ingredients:
- Chemicals containing bleach
- Agricultural or industrial chemicals that contain Sulphur and / or halogens (chlorine bromine)
- Alkaline cleaners
- Metal oxides
- Metal salts
The above ingredients can interact unfavorably with your shade sail and can affect the UV stabilisers. This will not only affect the life of your shade sail, it will void its warranty.
Avoid putting petrols and oils anywhere near your shade sails at all times. These will quickly erode and stain the fabric.
Thoroughly clean your shade sail at least once every three years to keep it in tip top shape. Accumulation of dirt, debris and dried leaves from the garden can build up and weaken and discolour the sail.
Always allow your shade sail to dry naturally. Do not put it in the washing machine, or use a clothes dryer to dry it. This could cause your shade sail to quickly break and disintegrate.
We wash and restitch shade sales in an eco-friendly manner. For cleaning and restitch, repairs and maintenance of your shade sails contact us at Sailmaker Shade Sails Brisbane Southside today.