Cleaning of awnings

Important guide to clean an maintain an awning

Sweep off dry dirt

Awnings on the Costa del Sol tend to be at the whim of the elements day in and day out, dealing with many harsh conditions like unrelenting sunlight, bird droppings, orange desert sand pollution, and debris.

To keep your awnings looking their best for years to come, you have to set up a maintenance routine that includes regular cleaning. Here are some ways to help you maintain your awnings. If you want we have maintenance contracts available and we will take care of your awnings.

Clean off debris from your awning

Regularly remove debris, such as leaves and twigs, from your awnings. Dust and pollen should be brushed off to keep your canopies looking shiny and new.

awning cleaned with waterLook at this result by simply rinsing the fabric with water

Rinse your awning routinely

Over a short period of time, outdoor awnings can become covered in orange sand, dirt, and debris. You should thoroughly rinse them off at least twice a year. If large trees surround your awning, or if you live in an area that’s particularly dusty, you should rinse your awnings more often.

Maintenance is more important than cleaning

You don’t need any fancy tools—a garden hose and a ladder should do the trick!


Use soap and water

If your awnings still look dirty after a thorough rinsing, you should scrub them with soap and water. Take care to use appropriate methods depending on whether you’re dealing with metal or fabric. For example, you can scrub metal awnings more aggressively than fabric ones using a brush manufactured for car washing and standard dish soap. For fabric, use a mild solution and a soft-bristled brush. If you use a brush with stiff bristles, you run the risk of damaging fabric.

It is essential that you allow the damp awning to dry completely - just like after a rain shower - as otherwise mildew stains or discolouration may appear.

Deal with stubborn stains and dirt

If you notice stubborn stains or dirt build up on your awnings after you’ve scrubbed them, you may need to spot treat. On fabric, soak stains with cleaner made for laundry and fabric or simply with a mild detergent like Woolite.

cleaned awning