In the summer, awnings protect us from the power of the sun rays, which – especially in the hottest hours – could invade our homes. Of course, dust and birds’ droppings can get awnings dirty. So we’ll show you a Do it yourself method to clean them properly.
How to Clean Dirty awnings in the right and practical way!
If you don’t want to disassemble the awnings, the first thing to do is to unroll them entirely by detaching them from any hooks that fix them to the balcony railing (if you have them on a balcony, of course). If, on the other hand, you wish to remove them, you should follow the instructions carefully. Then we’ll move on to washing them.
The best-known method is Marseille soap! A detergent already known for its multiple domestic uses. Take 30 ml Marseille soap and dilute it in a liter of water. Then take a sponge, dip it in the solution, and wash the awnings. We recommend dusting them. After you have finished, dry them slowly and rewind them.
Should you still notice persistent stains on the surface, you could use an eraser, such as the ones used in school. They are unbeatable in eliminating such stains. It must be white to avoid creating further spots. If the dirt is stubborn, you can try to remove it with corn starch by applying it directly to the stain. Let it rest for about an hour, then rinse it.
If you have to remove the birds’ droppings, you can treat the stain with denatured alcohol. However, use a cotton ball and only treat the stain, or you may fade the fabric. It should be used with caution.
Jet wash Method:
The cleaning is super-fast with a jetwash if awnings are in the garden (or over a shop). Unfortunately, we cannot always afford this quick and easy method.
N.B: With a jet wash, be careful and hold onto the ladder tightly as the water pressure is strong.