Experts' Advice: Keeping Your Awning Clean & Dirt Free!

Published June 3rd, 2020 by Admin

If your awning is made of 100% acrylic (all Rochester Colonial supplied awnings are 100% acrylic), one of the best ways to keep your awning looking good is to hose the fabric off on a monthly basis with clear water. This helps prevent dirt from becoming imbedded in the fabric and eliminates the need for more frequent vigorous cleaning. To clean the fabric while still on an awning frame:

  1. Brush off loose dirt
  2. hose down awning
  3. prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap (Woolite or Dawn dishwashing liquid)
  4. use a soft bristle brush to clean
  5. allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric
  6. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed
  7. air dry


If stubborn stain persists, you can use a bleach/soap mixture (1 cup bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of clean water). If you ever have any questions you can always contact us at (585) 254-8191 and we'd be happy to assist you!



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