For proper cleaning and use of the awning you need to follow these tips. Acrylic fabrics are coated with TEFLON®, this finish protects the fabric forming a barrier that reinforces and water repellency decreases the adhesion of dirt but allowing air to continue to transfer the tissue. However, some environmental agents such as acid rain or bird droppings can damage the coating of TEFLON®.
In case of rain
It is necessary that the sheet is sufficiently inclined, at least 15%, down to let rainwater and that this does not remain in the center of the sheet. We avoid thereby to accumulate and may involve breaking or sagging awning.
In case of severe and / or persistent rain awning must be collected to prevent damage. If the sheet is wrapped wet as soon as possible should be extended to dry. Thereby avoid the formation of mold and damp that shorten the life of the awning.
How to clean an awning
The awning, naturally, gets dirty due to continued exposure to weather, pollution, and rain containing dirt and microorganisms that may remain as a stain when the water evaporates. We therefore suggest some cleaning methods depending on the type and degree of impregnation of the stain.
1. To remove dry dirt do aspiration. It is very important to always perform this operation when dry, should not be performed when it is still wet. This method is less corrosive cleaning to avoid damaging the Teflon® coating. It should first try this method before any other.
2. If the stain does not disappear in step 1 we suggest a soft brush, with a brush or sponge, using a neutral gel with lots of water. Never use a lot of soap, for its subsequent removal difficult, abrasive soaps and ever since TEFLON® coating can be damaged. Do not use hot water.
Steps 1 and 2 are the most desirable because they do not cause any properties of the article (column of water, oil and spray test, tensile strength) damage.
3. If steps 1 and 2 fail then can repeat the operation of the second step filling a sponge with a mild solvent called tricolorethane and brushing gently over the stain.
• CAUTION !!! Here we can not guarantee that the TEFLON® coating can not be partially damaged. be avoided whenever possible step 3.
Also, if steps 1 and 2 will not work is very likely that the stain can not go because he could have been produced by some aggressive / abrasive product that has damaged the recubrimento TEFLON® and the tissue has lost some of its peculiarities. Remember to use proper cleaning and awning, so that it stays in top condition for longer.