Fabric Cleaning Instructions

Shadowspec Umbrella canopies are manufactured from some of the most durable and state-of-the-art marine fabrics and threads available, including Sunbrella Recasans and Dickson-Constant acrylic fabrics

Shadowspec Umbrella canopies should be cleaned regularly before dirt is allowed to accumulate and become embedded in the fabric. The fabric canopy can be cleaned without being removed from the frame, however, the canopy can be completely removed from the frame if preferred. Simply brush off any loose dirt or particles, hose down and clean with a mild soap in lukewarm water (no more than 37° C.) Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. Allow fabric to air dry. Do not use heavy detergents.

For stubborn stains, ‘303’ Fabric Cleaner is recommended although as with any cleaner, it is advisable to trial a small area of the fabric first to ensure no adverse effect or discolouration occurs. Following cleaning it is also then advisable to re-treat the fabric with a water repellency application again. We recommend ‘303’ Protectant for this purpose.

When washing or cleaning, DO NOT SUBJECT TO EXCESSIVE HEAT as the fabric will shrink. DO NOT STEAM PRESS OR DRY IN ELECTRIC OR GAS DRYERS, but allow air to dry.


In cases where the umbrella is taken down and stored during the winter season, the canopy should be cleaned, allowed to air dry, and stored in a dry, well-ventilated area. A Protection Cover should be used at all times when the umbrella is not in use to ensure the longest serviceable life.