How to clean a garden parasol, 4 tips for the best way to clean a garden parasol

A good garden umbrella is often quite an investment. But good to have on sunny and warm days. As a parasol is outside, it will quickly get dirty. And that is a shame. You can have your parasol cleaned of course. But it is just as easy to do it yourself. We provide you with tips and an action plan for cleaning a parasol. And you're back under a beautiful, clean umbrella.

Clean your parasol quickly with HG


how to clean a garden parasol

The cloth of the parasol is made of the same material as an awning? It is easy to clean your parasol with HG awning, tarpaulin and tent cleaner. After the treatment, your parasol looks like new. Would you like to waterproof your parasol at the same time? Use HG awning, tarpaulin and tent cleaner. It protects your parasol.

The easy way to clean your parasol with HG awning, tarpaulin and tent cleaner is as follows:

  1. First moisten the surface with water.
  2. Spray the cleaner evenly on the surface.
  3. Scrub well with a clean brush or broom.
  4. Leave to work for at least 5 minutes and make sure it does not dry out. 
  5. After absorbing, brush the surface once more.
  6. Then rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. 

How to clean a parasol: 4 tips

With HG awning, tarpaulin and tent cleaner cleaning a parasol takes no time at all. There are alternative methods. We have some tips for cleaning your parasol.

  1. Clean your parasol from time to time
    • It is a good idea to clean your umbrella regularly. Something fell on it? For example leaves, branches, bird droppings. Remove those as quickly as possible. Wipe off the parasol with a dry cloth or a soft brush. You won't have to clean your parasol thoroughly quite so often.
  2. Brush off with soft household soap
    • If the umbrella is too dirty to brush off? You can clean your parasol with water and soft household soap. Use a soft brush to remove the dirt. Then leave the parasol to dry properly.
  3. Clean your parasol thoroughly
    • If you want to be thorough with your parasol, wet it properly with the hosepipe first. Then rub a mild soap solution into the cloth with a sponge. Now rinse the parasol properly with the hosepipe and leave the cloth to dry.
  4. Treat a parasol
    • To make the parasol more resilient, you can protect it. For example, with HG awning, tarpaulin and tent cleaner.

What do you need to remember when you clean a parasol?

how to clean a cantilever parasol

1. Don't use a multipurpose cleaner or bleach

It is better not to use a multipurpose cleaner or bleach when you clean your parasol. These products can discolour the cloth and affect the protective coating. Even when you clean a white parasol, it is better not to use those products.

2. Fold during rain

Fold the parasol when it rains. If you left it open by accident, no worries. Leave the parasol to dry properly. Never fold it when it is still wet.

3. Store

It is best to store your parasol in a protective cover when you don't use it. Make sure you never store a damp parasol in a cover. That could cause mould.

4. After the summer

When summer is over, it is best to store your parasol in a protective cover. Ideally inside. Store the parasol upright. Otherwise, it is easy for vermin to settle in your parasol.

Frequently Asked Questions about cleaning a parasol.

How to clean a cantilever parasol?

You can clean your parasol:

  • By removing dirt quickly.
  • With soft household soap and water if it is reasonably dirty.
  • With the hosepipe and some soapy water when it is really dirty.

What do you need to remember when you clean a parasol?

There are tips for keeping your parasol beautiful longer.

  • Don't use a multipurpose cleaner or bleach.
  • Fold during rain.
  • Store the umbrella in a protective cover when you don't use it.
  • Store indoors after the summer.

Which HG product do I use to clean my umbrella?

It is easy to clean your parasol with HG awning, tarpaulin and tent cleaner.



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