So you’ve got that great awning up and it looks beautiful! But now what? Remember, just because your awning is waterproof doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean it! To get the most out of your awning – especially longevity – remember you have to wash it!
We would suggest that you clean your awning at least every two-three months using a solution of mild soap and water. You can use soaps like Woolite, or Dawn or Ivory dishwashing liquid. In fact, here are some more tips on how to clean your awning:
Keep in mind that cleaning your awning will be much easier if you keep the area around it clean. That means cutting trees so that branches and leaves don’t fall on your awning. Also, you can apply protective solutions like 303 Fabric Guard after you’re done cleaning. Why? Because when you clean your awning fabric, some of the original finish and water repellency qualities are reduced. That’s why applying things like 303 Fabric Guard can help your awning last.
And remember, you can always hire professionals to help. You can also contact your local awning shop for tips and advice.