1. Ensure the canvas is thoroughly dry before rolling away - if this cannot be avoided due to storm conditions, once the weather is clear you should extend and allow to dry completely; failure to do so will encourage algae, mildew and other fungal growth.
Also avoid pools of water lying on the fabric.
2. Keep the fabric clean by brushing regularly, both inside and outside, with a soft brush such as a clean household broom or dustpan brush. Hosing occasionally with clear, cold water on hot days will minimise the development of algae, mildew and fungi by removing dust and grime. DO NOT allow dirt, dust, grime, leaf litter and bird matter to remain on the fabric (this provides a perfect medium for bacteria to proliferate).
3. Occasionally extend the awning fully down to even out the material, particularly if the awning is usually set in on position.
4. DO NOT scrub the fabric. DO NOT use soap powder, concentrated soaps, detergents or cleaning fluids. Keep insecticides, solvents and fuels away from fabric.
5. Should mildew spots appear brush them off before they become attached. Persistent mould or mildew growth should be treated with a diluted mix of 1 part White King to three parts water, apply evenly to the outside working into the fabric with a sponge mop or broom. Hose the solution off thoroughly after 15 minutes continuing to hose down until run-off water is clear. If mildew is not completely removed allow canvas to dry and then repeat. NOTE: Do not allow the solution to remain on the canvas longer than 20 minutes without thoroughly rinsing or damage may occur. Once canvas is clean and completely dry it will require re-proofing. Its recommended re-proofing is done annually.
Simply brush off any loose dirt, roof particles etc with a soft brush, hose down and clean with a mild soap in lukewarm water (37°C). Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. DO NOT use detergents. Allow to air dry. For more stubborn cases, soak the fabric for approximately 20 minutes in a solution of no more than ½ cup of non-chlorine bleach and ¼ cup natural soap per 4 litres of water at approximately 30-35°C. Rinse thoroughly in cold water to remove all the soap. Note excessive soaking in bleach can deteriorate sewing threads. Acrylic fabrics are heat sensitive and therefore should not be subject to excessive heat as fabric will shrink. This method of cleaning may remove part of the water resilience. When water repellence is a factor the fabric should receive an application of an air-curing re-treatment.
TO OBTAIN MAXIMUM LIFE FROM MESH PRODUCTS, THE FOLLOWING POINTS SHOULD BE NOTED:
1. Keep the fabric clean by brushing regularly both on the top and underside with a soft bristled brush and by hosing occasionally with clear, cold water.
2. Do not apply soaps, detergents, cleaning fluids or insecticides.
3. Keep petrol, oil, solvents, kerosene and other similar fluids away from fabric.
4. Do not allow bird droppings, earth, sand or vegetable matter to remain in contact with the fabric.
5. It is important that Outlook awning or blind is let down to dry after wet weather and should not be rolled up or stowed away when wet.
STUBBORN STAINS: CLEAN THOROUGHLY WITH NON-ABRASIVE HOUSEHOULD CLEANERS, DILUTED RUBBING ALCOHOL OR DILUTED BLEACH - 1:20 CONCENTRATION, RINSE IMMEDIATELY WITH CLEAN WATER AND DRY THOROUGHLY.
This warranty can only be enforced against presentation of the original installers invoice showing fabric reference and colour as well as date of assembly. The correct care procedure (as outlined above) must be followed to ensure that every step has been taken to maintain the products.
Warranty does not cover gradual fading, discolouration from atmospheric pollution or other debris. Abnormal or excessive fading is covered.
PVC Tinted and Clear
The use of harsh chemicals for cleaning should be avoided, as these can scratch the surface or attack the material. Clear PVC should only be cleaned with a dilute solution of mild soap and warm water. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth and a sponge. Do not use solvents or chemical cleaners. Do no expose sheets to abrasion. The surface can be scratched by rubbing with a coarse cloth, or even in general usage and these are impossible to remove. We recommend using a plastic cleaner.