TRIMM’s furniture is made from SUNBRELLA PLUS ® which is a performance material, originally designed for boats. Therefore SUNBRELLA PLUS ® is extremely waterproof, thanks to the acrylic coating on the backside (It is three times more water replellant than any other outdoor materials from Sunbrella). At the same time, SUNBRELLA PLUS ® is breathable, which prevents condensation and moist. It has maximal resistance against mold, because the acrylic coating contains a special fungus killing mixture of saltwater.
SUNBRELLA PLUS ® is also UV resistant and the color fastness is an 8 on a scale from 1-10, where 10 is the best.
The material doesn’t need any other maintainence than simple cleaning. It is very easy to maintain, and most stains can be removed with water and mild soap. For more stubborn stains, bleach can be used, without fear of damaging the fabric or removing the color. One of the best ways to keep the fabric nice, is to keep of the deep cleaning by maintaining the fabric correctly. This can be done by brushing of dirt, before it soaks in, and wipe of stains when they happen.
General Cleaning Instructions
- First brush off loose dirt.
- Hose down fabric thoroughly. Water should be cold to lukewarm and never more than 100°F/38°C.
- Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite (no detergents).
- Use a soft bristle brush to clean. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
- Be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
- Allow Sunbrella to air dry only. Never apply heat to Sunbrella fabrics.
NOTE: If fabric is less than five years old, please see Protect and Maintain Sunbrella Fabric below.
Deep or Stubborn Stain Cleaning
If stubborn stains or mildew persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew, roof fun-off or other similar stains (see our Stain Chart for specific recommendations). Protect the area around the Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly in order to completely remove bleach.
HAND WASH: Mix 4 ounces (1/2 cup) chlorine bleach with ¼ cup of mild soap and one gallon of water. Clean with a soft bristle brush. Allow mixture to soak into the fabric for up to 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed. Allow to air dry. Repeat if necessary. See Protect and Maintain Sunbrella Fabric below.