How to Clean an Awning
Awnings provide shade from the sun, protection from bad weather and a form of advertising for a business. Proper cleaning of your awning can keep it looking like new for many years.
- Remove hanging plants that are near the awning.
- Stand safely on a ladder and use long handled broom to sweep away any twigs or leaves that are on the awning.
- Mix a solution of dish washing soap and water and put it into a spray bottle.
- Spray a small area of the awning starting from the bottom area, called the valance. Use a soft bristle brush and scrub the area using circular motions.
- Continue spraying and cleaning the area until all of the dirt and mildew is gone. Repeat this process until the entire awning is clean.
- Rinse the awning thoroughly with a water hose and remove all of the soap residue.
- Clean the underside of your awning by sweeping it with a clean broom.
Things You Will Need
- Long handled broom
- Spray bottle
- Dishwasher detergent
- Soft bristled brush
- Water hose
- Regular cleaning of your awnings will keep stains from becoming permanent.
- Spray your awning with a water repellent spray to extend the life of the fabric.
- Paint spots on an awning will shorten the life of the fabric, because they hold mildew and dirt.
- Never use any product that contains chlorine on your awning because it can cause the fabric to rot.