How to Clean Your Shade Sail Properly
Shade sails are a great way to add shade and colour to your yard. They're also a great way to make your life easier since they protect you from the sun while allowing you to see out of them. A shade sail can keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, if you don't take care of it properly, it won't be able to do its job. Here's how to do shade sail cleaning so that it will continue working for years:
The first thing to do is take it down.
The first thing to do is take it down. You'll need to remove all of the stakes and fabric and clean them separately, but this will make your life easier later on. If you have a large shade sail, you may want to consider hiring someone else to help with this step. It can be difficult for one person alone!
Once your shade sail has been taken down, remove any remaining stakes so they don't get in the way while cleaning them later (you can also use them again if needed). Next comes removing all traces of dirt or sand from both sides of each piece of material: front and back sides need attention equally so no part gets overlooked when reassembling later on in this process!
Rinse the sail with water.
To rinse your sail, use a garden hose or pressure washer. If you're using a hose, attach it to the faucet and turn on the water. For maximum efficiency, use a spray nozzle on your garden hose so that you can direct the water where it needs to go. A pressure washer is another great option because it spews out more liquid than most hoses can handle but they're also more expensive than a simple garden hose with an attachment at your local store.
Make the cleaning solution.
Use a clean bucket and fill it with water. Add in a cleaning solution that is safe for your shade sail, such as Tide or dish soap. Use a brush (such as an old toothbrush) to scrub the stain off of the sail, then rinse it with water to remove any residue from the soap or other cleaning product.
Rinse off the sail with a hose (again).
Now that you've cleaned off the dirt and removed any remaining residue with a brush, it's time to rinse off your shade sail.
If you have access to a hose, this step is easy. Simply turn on the water and spray down your sail until all of the soap suds are gone and there's just clean water running off of it. Make sure that every inch of fabric is thoroughly rinsed so that no soap remains behind! If you don't have access to a hose (or if it just isn't working), use whatever container you can find: bucket, pitcher or even another person holding an open plastic bag filled with water over their heads so they look like one big rain cloud--whatever works for ya!
Let your shade sail dry and put it back up.
After you've cleaned your shade sail, it's important to let it dry in the sun. If you can't put it back up right away, keep it in a dry place. If you can't put it up for a few days, store it in a dry place.
So, there you have it! A quick and easy way to clean your shade sail. Now that you know the steps, you can take care of your sail and keep it looking good for years to come.