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Sunbrella® is a popular brand of outdoor upholstery fabric known for its durability, water-resistance, and UV resistance. The fabric is made from 100% solution-dyed acrylic, which gives it strength and colorfastness. Here are some characteristics of Sunbrella® fabric:

  1. Durability: Sunbrella® is designed to withstand outdoor elements, making it ideal for outdoor furniture and marine applications.
  2. Water-resistant: Sunbrella® fabric is treated to resist water and moisture, which helps protect the furniture underneath from damage.
  3. UV-resistant: The fabric is designed to resist fading and discoloration caused by exposure to the sun, making it ideal for outdoor use.
  4. Easy to clean: Sunbrella® is easy to clean and maintain, simply wipe it down with soap and water to remove dirt and grime.
In Depth Knowledge

Sunbrella® and similar outdoor fabrics are water-resistant, not 100% waterproof. Water resistance refers to the ability of a fabric to resist the penetration of water to a certain extent, while waterproof means that no water can penetrate the fabric.

The difference between water resistance and waterproofness can be measured by a fabric's hydrostatic head, which is the height of a column of water that can be supported by the fabric without leaking through. The higher the hydrostatic head, the greater the water resistance of the fabric.

Sunbrella® and similar outdoor fabrics typically have a hydrostatic head of 600-800mm, which means that they can resist water penetration up to that height. However, if a lot of water is applied or if the fabric is subjected to heavy rain or splashback, it may eventually become sturated and allow water to pass through.

In conclusion, Sunbrella® and similar outdoor fabrics are excellent at resisting water and keeping furniture dry, but they are not completely waterproof. If you want complete protection from water, you may want to consider using a waterproof cover or storing your furniture in a sheltered are during heavy rain.

Caring of fabric

In tropical areas, where outdoor furniture is exposed to high levels of heat and humidity, it is important to take extra care to maintain the appearance and durability of Sunbrella® fabric. Here are some tips for routine maintenance in tropical areas:

  1. Clean regularly: Regular cleaning can help remove dirt and grime that can cause mold and mildew to form.
  2. Rinse after heavy rain: If the furniture is exposed to heavy rain, rinse it down with gresh water to remove any dirt or salt build-up.
  3. Store during the rainy season: If you live in an area with heavy rainfall, store the furniture during the rainy season to prevent mold and mildew from forming.
  4. Protect from direct sunlight: Place the furniture in a shaded are or cover it with a UV-resistant cover when not in use to protect it from fading and discoloration caused by sun exposure.

By following these simple maintenance tips, you can help extend the life of your Sunbrella® outdoor furniture and keep it looking its best for years to come.

Tips and Hints:

Don't store cushions in a locker or cover with plastic film if they are not totally dry, as then it will get moldy and may affect the appreance of your products.

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