Olefin is an economical alternative to solution dyed acrylics. They are durable and long lasting, and specifically designed for outdoor use. Sometimes called polyolefin, they are light in weight, and offer good sun shade and UV protection. Olefin fabrics are featured in our Patio Umbrella Sale items.
Taking care of olefin fabrics is relatively easy:
- Periodically use a mild soap and water solution, rinse with clean water to keep fabric looking fresh, new and to prevent mildew.
- Wipe stains with warm water as soon as possible. If necessary, apply a laundry pre-wash and leave for 10-minutes. Then re-apply warm water and detergent solution and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
- A chlorine bleach and water solution of one cup bleach per gallon of water may be used on stubborn stains and mildew without affecting fabric color.
- Avoid direct contact with suntan lotions and oils. If contact does occur, clean promptly. Fabric can be sprayed off with hose.