Mold and Dirt on the Awnings? This Way, They Will Come Back Very Clean

When summer comes to an end (or if it ever does, as this year seems eternal), it’s time to clean the awnings. In winter, they are rarely used, but before stowing them away until next spring, it’s a good idea to thoroughly clean them since they accumulate dirt from rain, dust, various pollutants, and even bird droppings. Here’s a quick guide on how to clean awnings effectively and naturally.

How to clean awnings?

dirty awning

External awnings collect everything from rain and dust to smog, mold, sand, and bird droppings. Cleaning them is a straightforward process – all you need is hot water and Marseille soap.

If your awning has removable curtains, it’s best to take them down and soak them for 1-2 hours in a solution of hot water and Marseille soap. Exercise caution when removing them to avoid accidents. If your awning is on a balcony, prioritize safety and consider having someone assist you.

building with awnings next to the street

Now, let’s focus on the soaking curtains. After the designated time has passed, remove the curtains from the solution and gently rub them with a soft cloth to remove any remaining dirt. Allow them to thoroughly dry in the sun before reinstalling.

However, if the awning cannot be disassembled due to its size or you’re unsure how to reassemble it, you can still clean it using hot water and Marseille soap. In this case, use a brush to scrub the surface and remove the dirt.

Always prioritize safety when cleaning an awning. If the awning is exceptionally dirty, you can add some baking soda to the soap solution. Ensure the awning is completely dry in the sunlight and stretched taut before rolling it back on itself.

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