CARE& Maintenance

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    RECacril® Marine Grade Acrylic Fabric Infinity Process is a highly technological finish, providing RECacril with a long lasting protection against mold and mildew, excellent water and oil repellency and protection from both sun and water. However, the accumulation of dust, pollution particles, foreign organic materials and general dirt can damage this protection, shortening the life of the RECacril, so they should be removed.

    The most effective method for maintaining RECacril is to clean the canvas once a month with water using a low-pressure hose. It is very important that after cleaning with water, the canvas be allowed to completely dry before rolling or storing your umbrella. If for any reason you have to roll and/or store a wet umbrella, it must be unrolled and opened as soon as possible to let it dry. In times of continuous rain it is advisable to keep the umbrella rolled and stored.

    If periodic washing with water is done, in most environments, you should only need to do a more thorough cleaning every 2-3 years.

  • The most effective method for maintaining Frankford’s heavy gauge vinyl is to clean the vinyl once a month with water using a hose to prevent the accumulation of dust, pollution particles, foreign organic materials, and general dirt stains. For more embedded stains, brush the loose dirt away with a soft brush, rinse the vinyl material with a low-pressure hose and use a vinyl cleaner, sponge and lukewarm water to scrub away stubborn stains.

     

    Do not use dish detergent. This will dry out the vinyl and expedite the aging process of the vinyl material.

  • Do not let dirt build up on the bases. Cleaning with mild soap and water, and seasonal touch-up of any scratches, chips or occasional rust seepage from crevices or hidden, unfinished surfaces inherent in some designs is all that is required. Never leave bases standing in water. To keep your bases looking their best, you may wish to store them when not in use for an extended period of time.

     

    DISCLAIMER: Finishes will vary slightly depending on the final process and raw materials on which it is applied.

  • RECacril is highly resistant to the growth of fungus, mold, and mildew, however these can grow on embedded dirt. To clean these stains, follow these more intensive cleaning procedures.

     

    • Brush off dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes since this can damage the fabric finish.
    • Spray the umbrella with clean water. If a hose is used, avoid high pressure.
    • Prepare a solution of solvent-free soap in warm water (no more than 100°F) and apply it to the fabric and stitching.
    • Scrub with a soft brush, allowing the solution to penetrate the fabric.
    • Rinse with water to remove all traces of soap.
    • Let air dry and do not close the umbrella until the canvas is completely dry.
    • Brush off dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes since this can damage the fabric finish.
    • Spray the umbrella with clean water. If a hose is used, avoid high pressure.
    • Prepare a solution of solvent-free soap in warm water (no more than 100°F) and apply it to the fabric and stitching.
    • Scrub with a soft brush, allowing the solution to penetrate the fabric.
    • Rinse with water to remove all traces of soap.
    • Let air dry and do not close the umbrella until the canvas is completely dry.