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Sunbrella and Mildew


Sunbrella is unmatched in strength to withstand rain, UV rays and even the occasional mishap with the barbeque sauce or glass of red wine. Easy to clean, plus mildew and fade resistance will keep your outdoor space worry-free, colorful and comfortable for years to come.

Sunbrella vs Mildew

Mold and mildew are no match for Sunbrella fabrics which is a good thing because your cushions, umbrellas and pillows will be exposed to rain and snow. Prevention is always the best option so if possible, store your fabric accessories when possible or when not in use for long periods of time. This will help reduce the likelyhood of seeing mold or mildew on your furniture. Sunbrella fabrics have long been used as the fabric of choice for marine vessels and you certainly cannot get any wetter than being in a body of water for extended periods of time.

Sunbrella vs Mildew

Mold and mildew concerns have been making headlines the last 20 years or so as science has determined they can cause adverse health effects. Mold spores are a necessary part of nature and can occur anywhere and may not be noticeable until it has fully colonized. These spores have long been wreaking havoc with boaters and owners of patio furniture with cushions that stay outside in all kinds of weather. Proper maintenance of your furnishings goes a long way to preventing mold from forming on and in your cushions. The manufacturing process for Sunbrella significantly improves the fabric's mold and mildew resistance properties. It also has the ability to be cleaned with the most effective cleaner against mold – simple household bleach. Most outdoor fabrics will immediately fade when exposed to bleach but not Sunbrella. Sunbrella can handle the bleach without fading due to the solution-dyed fibers used in the fabric and even the stitching.

Sunbrella recommends treating your fabric with 303 FabricGuard to restore the lost water and stain repellency to factory levels after cleaning your fabric.

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