How to Clean and Maintain Acryee® Canvas

The high-tech, FOREVER Fibre Fortification Finishing System provides Acryee® canvases with long lasting protection against mold, as well as excellent water and oil repellency, making marine tops and covers that will protect you from both sun and water for many years.


However, the accumulation of dust, air pollution particles, foreign organic materials and general dirt can damage this protection, shortening the life of the canvas, so the fabric must be properly cleaned and maintained.


The most effective method for maintaining your canvas is to clean it once a month using a low pressure hose to prevent dirt accumulation.
IMPORTANT: The fabric must be completely dry before closing or storing it. The fabric may be left open in the rain, as rain will also help prevent the accumulation of dirt. If for any reason you have to store the canvas while it is still wet, open it as soon as possible to let it dry.


In addition to monthly rinsing, in most environments, the canvas will require a more thorough cleaning every 2-3 years.


Regular Cleaning

Acryee® canvas fabrics are highly resistant to the growth of fungus, mold, and mildew, however they can grow on embedded dirt. To clean these stains, follow the cleaning procedure below:


  1. Brush off excess dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes as that will damage the surface finish on the fibers.
  2. Spray the fabric with clean water. Do not use a high pressure hose. Use only low pressure hoses to clean the fabric.
  3. Prepare a solution of solvent-free soap in warm water (no more than 40ºC), and apply it to dissolve any dirt or debris accumulated on the surface of the fibers.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all traces of soap.
  5. Let the canvas air dry fully tensioned, protected from the wind, until completely dry.


To protect the environment, be sure to contain and dispose of the dirty water when using bleach as it can be harmful to animals and plants.

Intensive Cleaning

Acryee® canvas fabrics are highly resistant to the growth of fungus, mold, and mildew, however they can grow on embedded dirt. To clean these stains, follow these more intensive cleaning procedures:


  1. Brush off excess dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes as that will damage the surface finish on the fibers.
  2. Prepare a solution with 10% household bleach, 20% of solvent-free neutral detergent and 70% water.
  3. Apply the solution on the fabric, allowing to remain between 15 and 20 minutes maximum.
  4. Rinse with clean water several times. Bleach residues remaining on canvas combined with the sun could damage the fabric.
  5. Allow to air dry and do not wind, close the awning until the canvas is completely dry.
  6. Repeat the process if necessary.


To protect the environment, be sure to contain and dispose of the dirty water when using bleach as it can be harmful to animals and plants.

How to Clean and Maintain Acryee® Canvas

This table contains our recommended cleaning methods for Acryee® canvas for common stains. For best cleaning results, stains should be cleaned as soon as they occur. Set-in stains may require professional cleaning. After cleaning with the below solutions, always rinse fabric thoroughly and air dry.

Stain TypeRecommended Cleaning Solutions
BerryCombine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup – 1 cup white vinegar per 1 gallon water.
Bird droppingsCatsup or MustardCoffee or TeaColaEgg (raw)Grape JuiceMilkCombine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.
BeerFood ColorUrineVomitCombine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/3 cup white vinegar per 1 gallon water.
Butter or OilGreasePaint Wet/Dried (latex, oil, lacquer)Salad DressingShoe Polish (liquid)Suntan LotionTomato JuiceTree SapApply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water.
Blood (dried)Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup – 1 cup ammonia per 1 gallon water.
Charcoal, pencil marksVacuum, then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.
Chewing GumTreat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.
ChocolateCombine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide per 1 gallon water.
CrayonTreat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.
Ink (India, ballpoint) Nail PolishTreat with volatile solvent (acetone 100%). Then clean with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.
Iron RustTreat with CLR® and rinse thoroughly.
Kool-AidCombine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water and rinse thoroughly.
MildewCombine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1 cup bleach per 1 gallon water.
Shoe Polish (wax)Apply heated iron over towel. Apply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water.
Wax (candle)Apply heated iron over towel. Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.
WineCombine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid, 1/3 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup – 1 cup isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide per 1 gallon water.