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Tradewinds parasol canopy cleaning

Posting date: 8th November 2016 11:58

Q I have a 4 year old Tradewinds parasol that needs cleaning. I know it needs to be handwashed at 30 degrees but could you advise on the cleaning product I can use?

A I have checked and am reassured that the cleaning instructions will be exactly the same on a new canvas or one that is old. Please see below:

"To clean the fabric, open the parasol and put on its side and remove dirt using a soft brush with warm water. In order to protect the Teflon properties, use only a mild detergent that does not contain ammonia. Never dry-clean the fabric. It is recommended that a suitable protective treatment such as 303 Fabric Guard is used after cleaning the canopy. This protects and waterproofs the canopy. The customer could wash in the machine if on a low temperature and the machine is large enough. Do not tumble dry. Dry naturally and put back on frames as quickly as possible to avoid shrinkage. Once dry and on frames they will need to use protective treatment as stated above."

I have also attached the most up-to-date instructions.

Best wishes

Claire

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