Most people want to make the most of the fine summer weather, and to spend as much possible outside. To maximise comfort and enjoyment, you spend a lot of time selecting the ideal patio furniture and the perfect outdoor fabrics. You want your cushions, rugs, umbrellas and other fabric-covered items to look good for many seasons — while withstanding the elements and a lot of use.
Generally people clean their outdoor fabrics at the end of the season; which is fine, however, you should not wait until the end of summer to clean stains. Stains caused by grass, tree sap, sunscreen and bird droppings should be removed or treated promptly to ensure they don't sink in and become hard to move.
Below is a quick cheat sheet guide to cleaning various types of outdoor fabrics.
Guide created by Fabric Guru