How to Clean an Acrylite Patio Cover

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Routine Cleaning is Essential

Acrylite Patio Covers can get dirty over time from exposure to the elements. Leaves, dirt, pollution, and bird droppings can cause buildup. Washing your acrylic cover helps remove this grime to restore clarity and luster. It also prevents issues like mold growth. Regular washing every 2-3 months will help your patio cover last longer.

Tools Required

  • Garden hose with adjustable nozzle
  • Soft bristle scrub brush
  • Extendable ladder

Tool Tip

Using a brush with at least a 4-6 foot handle enables you to scrub the entire acrylic surface without the need for a ladder. The long handle provides you with more leverage and allows you to keep both feet firmly planted, avoiding potential slips or falls. Choose a brush with soft, gentle bristles to prevent scratching the acrylic. The long handle with soft bristles allows you to easily scrub the patio cover while staying safe.

Start with a Light Spray Rinse

Start by lightly spraying down the acrylic with the hose. Avoid high pressure streams which could damage the material. Let the water soak for a few minutes to soften any dried-on debris.

Scrub Gently With a Soapy Brush

Use the soft bristle brush dipped in warm, soapy water to gently scrub all areas of the acrylic. Apply light pressure and use circular motions. This lifts dirt from the surface. Rinse frequently.

Use a Pressure Washer for Stubborn Grime

For stubborn dirt or stains, switch to a higher pressure stream or use a pressure washer. Keep the nozzle at least 1 foot away from the acrylic. Pressure wash difficult areas until clean.

Finish With a Sparkling Clean Patio Cover

Let your Acrylite Patio Cover air dry fully before retracting any awnings. Wash your cover regularly to prevent buildup and extend its life. Consider applying an acrylic protectant after washing for added protection. Proper maintenance will keep your patio cover looking crystal clear.

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