A Guide to Cleaning Shade Sails

Cleaning Shade Sails

Owning a shade sail has become common now. Whether it is for your pool, backyard or patio, not having shade sails and being exposed to direct sunlight which contains harmful UV rays, or not being able to use these areas because of the scorching heat is surely not something you should opt for.

While we all are well aware of how significant shade sails are, it is also essential to know that your job is not done by just getting one for your house. Sure, that is the first step, and everyone needs to do that to protect themselves and their families. But once you have got a shade sail and have it installed by a professional, you need to know that maintaining and cleaning shade sails is the most important part of their overall care.

We understand that it can be a daunting task to clean your shade sails regularly, but it is also extremely crucial. Hence, to make things easier for you, we have prepared a guide that will help you in understanding the intricacies of the process which in turn will help you with the process. Go through these pointers and see for yourself how the work can be done efficiently and without a lot of effort. All you need to do is be a bit cautious about things you want to avoid while cleaning your shade sails and you will be good to go!


Now, we know that this is not directly linked with cleaning as such, but what you need to understand here is the fact that if a shade sail is not installed properly and if you don’t hire a professional to get the work done, you might end up installing it the wrong way which can also affect the lifespan of the shade. Hence, make sure that it is done right the first time so that it is easier for you to clean it regularly and keep it maintained throughout!


Yes, finally! Well, for cleaning we would say that there are two ways of doing it. The first one is to do it while it is still installed and use a hose to get the work done. The other could be to take the cloth off, keep it on a smooth flat surface and then wash it. However, we would suggest that you decide on your own which method is more feasible for you and also keep in mind the location of the shade so that it is easier for you to make the decision.

Whichever way you choose, what you need to do while cleaning is making sure that you are using a low-intensity cleaner for the purpose. Preferably, you can use a pH neutral soap or a mild detergent. Before the process, make sure to look out for any specific spots that you want to focus on, and then afterward, make sure to wash it with water.

What You Should Not Do

Never use a cleaner that contains harsh or abrasive chemicals at all. Not only will it damage the fabric but will also affect the resistance it has for UV rays, which means less lifespan for your shade so keep that in mind!

Another thing to consider is the pressure with which you are washing it with water. Make sure to keep the hose at a distance so that you do not end up damaging the fabric, and never wash it in a machine!

We hope that this guide would have helped you in recognizing how to clean your shade sails. For any further queries or services, feel free to contact us!