Coast outdoor beanbags and accessories are designed to survive outside, but in all cases, the life of your purchase will be greatly prolonged with regular cleaning and light maintenance - and a little common sense. In short, the better you treat it, the longer it will last.
Sunbrella is a solution-dyed acrylic specifically developed of exterior use. Sunbrella fabrics are highly water repellent, but breathable. Solution-dyed fibres are highly resistant to fading. Sunbrella’s unique colouring process avoids harmful effluents associated with conventional dyeing processes. It also dramatically reduces water and energy consumption.
Sunbrella fabrics are engineered for a serviceable lifespan two to ten times longer than conventional fabrics. The impact of producing cotton canvas, for example, must be multiplied many times to compare it with Sunbrella's extended longevity.
Applying 303 High Tech Fabric Guard
303 should be applied to Sunbrella fabrics after each thorough cleaning, which typically removes the original finish and reduces the fabric’s water repellency.
- Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one of the cleaning methods;
- Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry;
- Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well-ventilated area following instructions on the container;
- Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and allow fabric to dry completely;
- Apply a second thin, even coating of 303. (Two light coatings are more effective in restoring fabric water resistance than a single heavy coating;
A 16-oz/475 ml bottle provides coverage of up to 50 square feet of fabric.)
For more information, please visit www.303products.com.
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- how do I care for my sunbrella fabric?
One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® brand fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleanings is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot cleaning soon after stains occur. Keep beanbags clean and free from debris (such as falling leaves)– in most cases you will need little more than a brush, a damp cloth and/or a hose; Wipe up spills as soon as they occur; After heavy or prolonged rain, allow covers to air dry; Covers can be removed for machine washing. After washing, the covers should be re- sprayed with 303 Fabric - Guard; If possible, keep beanbags under cover if they are to be unused for any length of time (e.g. over the winter);
- how do I spot clean?
Apply a light mist of our recommended cleaning solution using a spray bottle. Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge. Wet-vacuum or blot excess water. Repeat these steps until stain is removed.
- how to protect from salt water?
Salt water and sea-spray will not damage our beanbags. However, prolonged immersion in salt water will damage the metallic zip sliders and may ultimately compromise the fabric. It is essential to rinse off salt water to avoid accelerated deterioration.