Q: What makes Sunbrella fabric so durable?
A: Sunbrella is the result of over 45 years of ongoing
research and development. Sunbrella's UV-resistant color pigments are fully
blended into its high performance fiber. Sunbrella fabric's strength and color
refuses to fade even under the harshest conditions, while retaining the softness
of spun cotton.
Q: Is Sunbrella furniture fabric waterproof?
A: Because Sunbrella Furniture fabrics are designed to be
breathable, they are water repellent, but not completely waterproof. Over time,
the water repellency can be refreshed by using 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ (www.303products.com).
Q: How often do I need to thoroughly clean Sunbrella?
A: The best way to keep Sunbrella brand fabrics looking good
is to simply clean them as needed. Rinse off dust and dirt, wipe spills as soon
as they occur or spot clean soon after stains occur. Occasional rainfall will
help keep your outdoor furniture clean. Removable cushion covers may be
machine-washed in cold water with mild laundry soap and air-dried. For more
stubborn stains, Sunbrella fabrics are bleach cleanable.
Q: What about mildew?
A: Mildew will not grow on Sunbrella unless there is food,
dirt or other organic matter on the fabric. Keeping Sunbrella clean is the best
defense against mildew. Bleach and other mildew removers do not affect
Sunbrella, so cleaning mildew is easy if it becomes necessary.
Q: Can I put wet Sunbrella in the dryer?
A: Sunbrella fabrics do not absorb water and are designed to
air-dry very quickly - usually within a matter of minutes. A clothes dryer is
not necessary, and will often overheat and shrink the fabric.
Q: Do Sunbrella furniture fabrics provide UV protection?
A: Sunbrella furniture fabrics have been tested and proven
to provide up to 98% UV protection from harmful effects of the sun when used in
shade applications. Sunbrella furniture fabrics have been awarded the "Seal of
Recommendation" by The Skin Cancer Foundation, an international organization
dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer.