What Do I Use to Clean Canvas Awnings?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 6:29:43 AM ET
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A canvas awning can be cleaned using a mild or natural soap like Woolite or Dawn. Tough stains on a canvas awning can be cleaned using an equal measure of chlorine bleach and a mild soap.

Small awnings can be removed from the frame and machine washed with a mild soap. Large awnings must be washed by using a stiff brush to loosen and remove any debris. The awning then needs to be hosed down. A mild soap is used with a soft-bristle brush to remove any stains and to work the soap into the canvas. The awning is then rinsed and allowed to air dry.