Much like the carpet and furnishings you have inside your home, awnings require some TLC every now and then to keep them looking good as new

At SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED, we provide and install awnings made from the highest quality fabric, which have been treated to reduce the build-up of dirt, mould and mildew

However, stains and markings from leaves, bird droppings, and dirt, are an inevitable part of the great outdoors and if your awning has been left exposed to these over a period of time, there will be fabric staining and degradation. The best way to minimise this is to make sure your awning is cared for appropriately


  • Clean the frame with warm water and a light detergent instead of aggressive substances, which may affect the coatings and protective layers
  • A soft brush, sponge or mop can be used to release dirt and other solid particles – be careful not to use abrasive cleaning cloths


  • No powered, high pressure washes to be used for cleaning fabric
  • Do not apply detergents, cleaning fluids or insecticides. Bleach products should not be used. Strictly use a mild soap solution and water only for cleaning
  • Keep petrol, oil, solvents, kerosene and other similar fluids away from the fabric
  • Do not allow bird droppings, earth, sand, or vegetable matter to remain in contact with the fabric
  • Water based stains should be treated first by rinsing with cold water. If this is not sufficient, the fabric may be washed with a mild solution of soap in lukewarm water and rinsed thoroughly
  • We recommend gentle brushing with a soft brush or sponge as harsh scrubbing can damage the teflon coating
  • It is important that your awning or blind is let down to dry after wet weather and should not be rolled up or stowed away when wet
  • Cleaning intervals vary depending on environmental conditions – as a rule of thumb once per year should be sufficient