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Beatriz Perez

Have you just installed a shade sail in your garden and do not know what steps you should take to keep it longer as new? We explain how you should do it!

In Velas Alicante we are experts in the manufacture and installation of candles in Alicante, especially in the Marina Alta area, in cities such as: Denia, Jávea, Altea, Benissa or Moraira. For this reason, we like our customers to care and pamper their shade sails to keep them longer, as we know how important it is to be able to enjoy moments of relaxation in the shade.

The maintenance of the sails is not a great effort, so keeping them as new for longer is a simple task that does not require many steps.

Do you want to know how to do it? Keep reading!

Tips for keeping your shade sails longer

Cleaning the canvas

You have to be very careful, since the canvases of the sails, in some cases, are practically inaccessible. If we decide to carry out the cleaning of the canvas ourselves, we must always take all possible precautions.

That being said, the cleanliness is very simple. It is enough to give water with a hose in the usual way, if there are no difficult spots. But if there are, and you can access them easily, use water and soap. Never use detergents or solvents, always follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Cleaning of the brackets

The accumulations of dust in the supports of the shade sails is one of the most habitual problems.

That's because you do not know how simple they are to clean. We just need to clean them with a vacuum cleaner. In addition, if you want to perform a thorough cleaning, you can also do so by flushing with a hose after vacuuming.


A very simple home trick to keep the color of the shade sails longer is: rinse the canvas with water and vinegar. Thus, we will avoid for a longer time the wear of this one.


If you have a motorized sail, from Velas Alicante we recommend that you adapt an intelligent security system to protect the fabric against unexpected winds.

If you have another type of shade sail, our recommendation is to apply a sealer after cleaning the canvas.


In the event of a breakdown do not try to solve it by yourself, call the manufacturer of your sails and they will help you in the repair.


If it is removable, you should not pick it up when it is wet or damp, wait for it to dry to do so.

Periodic reviews

Have you followed all these tips to the letter? The last one is missing! Do not forget to make periodic checks to make sure everything is working correctly.

If you need to perform a review, or repair a breakdown, contact us through 966 845 801 or via email at: and we will gladly assist you.


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