Keep your Sunbrella® boat cover looking fresh and mildew resistant by taking care of stains right away. Sunbrella® marine fabrics are resistant to mildew growth, however, mildew can grow on dirt or other substances that are not properly cleaned from the fabric. If you an accident happens on your Sunbrella® boat cover make sure to take care of it as soon as possible with these steps.

Sunbrella® boat covers can be treated with a bleach solution, but this super power does not translate to other surfaces. Remember to protect the area around your Sunbrella® boat covers if using a bleach solution. Carpet or other fabrics that are not made with Sunbrella® marine fabrics may have an adverse reaction to the bleach.

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Locate the cause of your stain below to find the best cleaning practices, so you can keep your Sunbrella® boat cover looking fresh for years to come.

What's your boat cover stain?

Stain

Recommended Cleanser

Commercial Cleanser

Berry

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one half cup - one cup white vinegar per one gallon water.

 

Upholstery Cleaner Like Resolve

Dried Ketchup Stains, Bird Droppings, Mustard, Coffee, Cola, Raw Egg, Grape Juice, Milk, and Tea

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water.

Upholstery Cleaner Like Resolve

Butter, Grease, Oil, Paint (latex, oil, or lacquer), Salad Dressing, Shoe Polish, Suntain Lotion, Tomato Juice, or Tree Sap

Apply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water.

Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve® or strong degreaser

Beer, Food Color, Vomit, and Urine

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one third cup white vinegar per one gallon water.

Upholstery Cleaner Like Resolve

Blood (dried)

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one half cup - one cup ammonia per one gallon water.

Hydrogen peroxide and upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®

Charcoal or Pen Marks

Vacuum, then clean with one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water.

Upholstery Cleaner Like Resolve

Chewing Gum

Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water.

Upholstery Cleaner Like Resolve

Chocolate

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water and rinse thoroughly.

Upholstery Cleaner Like Resolve

Crayon

Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water.

Carbona™ Stain Devils for Ink and Crayon

Nail Polish  

Ink  (ballpoint,india)

Treat with volatile solvent (acetone 100%). Then clean with soap and water and rinse thoroughly

Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®

Iron Rust

Treat with CLR® and rinse thoroughly.

Rust remover such as CLR®

Kool-Aid

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water and rinse thoroughly.

Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®

Mildew

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one cup bleach per one gallon water.

No commercial cleaner recommended. A stronger percentage of bleach may be necessary for severe mildew.

Shoe Polish

Apply heated iron over towel. Apply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water.

Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®

Wax (candle)

Apply heated iron over towel. Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water.

Wax remover such as Car-bona™ Stain Devils for Glue, Gum, and Nail Polish

Wine

Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid, one third cup white vinegar and one half cup - one cup isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide per one gallon water.

Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®