How do I remove berry stains from Sunbrella fabric?


Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and more. Delicious, but they can easily create a brightly colored stain on your upholstery or cushions. Learn how to remove berry stains from Sunbrella fabrics.

How to remove berries from your Sunbrella fabric:

  1. Simply wipe away the freshly spilled berries.
  2. Mix a cleaning solution of ¼ cup dishwashing liquid and ½ cup to 1 cup white vinegar per 1 gallon of water.
  3. Spray the solution onto the fabric and allow it to soak in.
  4. Rinse thoroughly to remove the soap residue.
  5. Allow the fabric to air dry.

An upholstery cleaner such as Resolve® can also be used instead of the vinegar solution with the same results.

When berries are allowed to stain the Sunbrella fabric, follow these steps to restore the fabric:

  1. Remove dried berry pieces.
  2. Spray with water to soften smaller remnants.
  3. Spray with soapy water.
  4. Lightly agitate with a soft bristle brush.
  5. Rinse with water.
  6. Pat dry.
  7. Allow to air dry.

Watch dried berry stains being removed from Sunbrella fabric.

Visit our Cleaning Center for more information on caring for your Sunbrella fabrics.