Care Instructions

Blind Cleaning Instructions

  • Brush with soft broom regularly to remove any dust.
  • Wash monthly with one part white king to four parts water.
  • Never roll up awnings whilst wet – allow time to dry completely
  • SHAW – Surface dust should be removed with duster or soft cloth. Fabric may be wiped with a damp sponge and dried with a clean cloth. Never use abrasive products or solvents/industrial based cleaners. Do not roll up fabric which is damp.


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Roller Shutters

  • Guaranteed for 5 years but much longer life can be expected if proper care and maintenance is taken for them on a regular basis.
  • Simple inspection and clean as needed or a couple of times (3-4) a year is recommended.
  • When inspecting your shutter you should look for any build-up of dirt or other obstructions in the guides and gently remove this being sure not to damage the felt in the guides. This will ensure that your shutter continues to run up and down smoothly by not catching or getting stuck.
  • Inspect the curtain. Like any other outdoor product it will have a build-up of dust or dirt on the curtain, but it also may have leaves or bugs that have lodged between the profiles or slats preventing the curtain from shutting completely. You will most likely notice this from the inside of your home as you will see light beginning to leak through your shutter when it is fully closed.
  • To Clean your shutters simply use a soft cloth or brush with non-abrasive or corrosive detergents. Depending on the build-up of dust and dirt a simple brushing over will remove it all. Gently wipe over the whole curtain to remove all the dirt.
  • Use of Water: Ensure that you do not get water inside the pelmet especially if your shutters are operated electrically. Water squirted into the pelmet can get in contact with the motor and cause you problems.
  • Difficult Stains: Contact Shaedz of Alice for advise.

Canvas Awnings

  • Avoid rolling up the canvas when wet
  • Roll up your awning in windy or stormy weather
  • If your awning does get wet, roll out fully to dry as soon as possible
  • Do not allow dirt, leaf litter, bird droppings to remain on the canvas
  • Hose the canvas on a hot day to remove any dust and grime
  • Occasionally extend the awning fully down to even out the material
  • Recoat annually with a water repellant treatment
  • Some shrinkage over time is normal as canvas contains cotton

Pitch Control Awnings

  • Retract awning in strong winds heavy rain
  • Only pitch awning when extended half way making sure the awning is level
  • Always clean hardward of awning to prevent corrosion
  • Spray joints and all working pars with a anti-corrosive, lubricant spray
  • For electronic awnings with a sun and wind sensor, always check that wind sensor is clear of all debris and able to rotate freely
  • Protect motors with a box or cassette
  • Clean fabric regularly – pitch awning to 45 degrees and hose surface. Refer to cleaning instructions below

Fabric Awnings

  • Avoid rolling up the awning when wet.
  • Roll up your awning in windy or stormy weather.
  • If your awning does get wet, roll our fully to dry as soon as possible.
  • Avoid pools of water laying on the fabric.
  • Do not allow dirt, dust, grime, leaf litter and bird matter to remain on the fabric.
  • Cleaning should be done by lightly sponging with warm water and a mild natural soap, rinse thoroughly to remove soap.
  • Hosing the fabric occasionally on a hot day is also beneficial to the appearance of the fabric.
  • Do not scrub the fabric.
  • Do not use soap powder, concentrated soaps, detergents or cleaning fluids.
  • Recoat with water repellant treatment at least every 12 months.
  • Should mildew spots develop on the fabric refer to cleaning instructions below.