How to Properly Care for Your Sun Sails? A Guide by Outdoor Blinds Southwest

Sun Sails are a stylish and practical outdoor shade option, and it is one of the most durable outdoor shade options available in the Southwest. Since sun sails come in different designs and styles, it is evident that homeowners install them for aesthetic purposes and for the shade they provide. At Outdoor Blinds Southwest, we try to help our customers as much as we can when properly maintaining their outdoor shade structures. While sun sails are not exceptionally high maintenance in nature, they require some care to make sure they last as long as they should. So to help anyone wondering about care tips for outdoor sun sails, we have created this maintenance guide, and we suggest you read it whole.

Items needed for the maintenance of outdoor sun sail shades

Before we jump into the upkeep of outdoor sun sail shades, it is essential to mention what items are required to perform the maintenance job. So without further ado, here are the maintenance items needed for the maintenance of your sun sails as recommend by Outdoor Blinds Southwest:

  • A bucket
  • Water hose
  • Space to spread the sun sail out to clean it
  • A brush with soft bristles
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Someone to help you with the cleaning

As you would have guessed that maintaining and caring for sun sails doesn’t require special equipment, and you probably have these items lying around at your home.

How to clean your sun sails?

Of all the outdoor blinds and shades we have for sale, sun sails are the easiest to clean. You can follow these easy steps to clean your sun sails:

Step 1 Remove the sun sails: Since it is not possible to clean the sails properly while fitted on their poles, it is crucial to remove them first. Sun Sails can be easily removed by releasing the tension on all sides until they come down.

Step 2 Spread the sun sail on the ground: After removing the sun sail, you would want to spread it out on a clean patch of land. However, it is essential to be careful not to overstretch the sun sail as there is always a risk of damaging the sun sail if it is stretched beyond its capacity.

Step 3 Spray the sun sail: Using the hose set at a low setting, spray the sun sail with water until all the dirt or debris is removed. You should also ensure that the sun sail is thoroughly wet to prepare it for the next step.

Step 4 Scrub the sun sail with soapy water: Get some water in a bucket and add dishwashing soap. Now dip the brush into the soapy water and scrub the sun sail to loosen any dirt that may be left after the rinse.

Step 5 Let the sun sail dry: Once you have thoroughly cleaned the sun sail, you will have to let it thoroughly dry before hanging it back up.

If you are looking for sun sails, outdoor roller blinds, or any other outdoor shade option, get in touch with us.

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