In order to provide you and your loved ones with the best possible products, Hero Pet Beds uses Sunbrella acrylic fabric for our pet beds. This is due to Sunbrella's ability to help prevent the growth of mold and mildew as well as it's stain and fade resistant properties.
Rinsing Off Your Pet Bed
You can keep your Sunbrella pet beds looking new and delay the frequency of deep cleaning by simply hosing the fabrics off with water on a regular basis. This will help prevent dirt from embedding deeply into the fabric and eliminate the need for more frequent deep cleanings.
Keeping Your Pet Beds Clean
When a thorough cleaning is required, we recommend washing with "mild" natural soaps like Ivory Snow or Woolite over standard laundry detergents. Remember after hosing down the fabric to allow the fabric to air dry.
Drying Your Pet Bed Cover
Sunbrella fabrics are woven and therefore they are also highly breathable and dry quickly by simply laying out and exposing to air.
DO NOT machine dry your fabric cover as this may lead to permanent warping of the material.
Treating Your Pet Bed Cover
Sunbrella fabrics are treated with a flurocarbon protective coating which greatly enhances water repellency. After several cleanings you will need to re-treat the fabric with a water repellent protectant. We recommend using 303 High Tech Fabric Guard
Removing Tough Stains
Below are our recommended cleaning methods and guidelines from Sunbrella for the removal of some of the most common and toughest stains.
|STAIN||Recommended Cleaning Method|
|BEER||liquid detergent, white vinegar|
|BERRY||liquid detergent / ammonia (3-6% water)|
|BLOOD (DRIED)||detergent / ammonia (3-6% water)|
|BUTTER||volatile solvent (acetone)|
|CHARCOAL, PENCIL MARKS||vacuum, then liquid detergent|
|CATSUP OR MUSTARD||liquid detergent|
|CHEWING GUM||volatile solvent (acetone)|
|CHOCOLATE||liquid detergent, ammonia water|
|COFFEE||detergent, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)|
|CRAYON||paint, oil or grease remover|
|EGG (RAW)||liquid detergent|
|GRAPE JUICE||liquid detergent|
|GREASE (CAR)||volatile solvent (acetone)|
|INK (PERMANENT, INDIA,BALLPOINT)||paint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent|
|IRON RUST||oxalic or citrus acids, water|
|LIPSTICK||paint, oil or grease remover|
|MASCARA||paint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent, water|
|MILDEW||1 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water|
|NAIL POLISH||volatile solvent (acetone)|
|OIL||volatile solvent (acetone)|
|ORANGE DRINK||liquid detergent, water|
|PAINT (LATEX) WET||liquid detergent, water|
|PAINT (LATEX) DRIED||paint, oil or grease remover|
|PAINT (OIL OR LACQUER)||paint, oil or grease remover|
|SHOE POLISH (LIQUID)||volatile solvent (acetone)|
|SHOE POLISH (WAX)||apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone)|
|SUNTAN LOTION||Pine Power® or pine oil detergent|
|TOMATO JUICE||liquid detergent|
|TREE SAP||turpentine, liquid detergent|
|URINE||liquid detergent, white vinegar|
|VOMIT||detergent, water, white vinegar|
|WATER COLOR||liquid detergent, water, white vinegar|
|WAX (CANDLE)||apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone)|
|WINE||liquid detergent / ammonia (3-6% water), white vinegar|