Table of contents:
- How to clean an umbrella at home
- General recipes and recommendations for cleaning and washing umbrellas at home
- The nuances of cleaning
- How to clean an umbrella from greasy stains and rust
- How to dry properly
- Video: how to properly care for an umbrella
- Video: how to properly fold an umbrella and dry it
Video: How To Wash An Umbrella At Home, How To Clean It, How To Dry It Properly
How to clean an umbrella at home
An umbrella is a necessary accessory in rainy weather. In the process of using the umbrella loses its original appearance: dirt, rust and grease stains appear on it. There are simple ways to clean umbrellas at home. In addition, the means used for this are available to everyone.
1 General recipes and recommendations for cleaning and washing umbrellas at home
- 1.1 Washing
1.2.1 Video: Caring for the Pasotti Umbrella
- 1.3 How to maintain the protective cover
2 Nuances of cleaning
- 2.1 White umbrellas
- 2.2 Lace umbrellas
- 2.3 Transparent umbrellas
3 How to clean an umbrella from greasy stains and rust
- 3.1 Removing grease stains
- 3.2 How to remove rust
- 3.3 How to clean the umbrella handle
- 4 How to dry properly
- 5 Video: how to properly care for an umbrella
- 6 Video: how to fold an umbrella and dry it correctly
General recipes and recommendations for cleaning and washing umbrellas at home
Depending on the degree of dirtiness, the umbrella should be washed or cleaned.
An umbrella is a necessary accessory in rainy weather
If the umbrella is heavily soiled, you can remove the fabric from the needles and wash with detergent, then dry at room temperature and reattach to the needles. This option is time consuming, but as a result, the umbrella will look like new. Usually this is how lace, knitted umbrellas are washed. Most often, when making such an umbrella, a handmade lace fabric is attached to a suitable frame. At the same time, they first buy the umbrella-cane that is necessary in size, remove the fabric from the needles and replace it with lace. In the same way, the lace is removed and attached to the frame after washing.
An easier way to tidy up the umbrella is to clean it without removing the fabric from the needles.
Cleaning rules should be followed:
- Slightly open the canopy of the umbrella and gently apply a detergent: a solution of detergent or laundry soap.
- Open the umbrella fully and wash off the foam in the shower. The water should be warm, but not hot.
- Shake the umbrella so that the water is glass, wipe the knitting needles dry with a towel to prevent rust.
- To restore the brightness of the colors to the umbrella, after cleaning it can be wiped with a weak vinegar solution (for one liter of water, a tablespoon of 9% vinegar).
- Dry the umbrella hanging with the dome ajar.
These are general rules for the care of an umbrella. However, when cleaning and drying the umbrella, first of all, it is imperative to follow the recommendations of the manufacturers, which better take into account the nuances of the product.
But basically, even expensive umbrellas of famous brands, you can wash them from dirt, carefully using mild detergents.
Video: Caring for the Pasotti Umbrella
How to maintain a protective coating
Umbrellas are often impregnated with a water-repellent compound. Gradually the impregnation is washed off and the umbrella starts to leak.
To prevent the umbrella from leaking, try to clean it very carefully, avoiding aggressive products that will damage the coating. The umbrella must be carried in a pouch, otherwise it may start leaking at the folds.
If the cover of the umbrella is still broken, you can buy a water-repellent impregnation and treat the umbrella with it. Sprays of this kind are now numerous.
Spray "Twist" can restore the water-repellent properties of the umbrella
The nuances of cleaning
Depending on the type of umbrella, there may be special features for cleaning it.
A white umbrella always looks elegant and can highlight an individual style, but keeping it in order is not easy.
White umbrella for individual style
When cleaning white synthetic umbrellas, you can follow these guidelines:
- common dirt on the white umbrella can be removed by cleaning with a detergent solution;
- the folds are especially susceptible to dirt near light umbrellas. They should be additionally rubbed with a brush;
- To remove stains, pour baking soda into a small amount of water to make a thick paste, which must be rubbed into the stains and left for 20 minutes, then clean the umbrella with detergent.
A lacy umbrella is an accessory present in the wardrobe of unsurpassed fashionistas.
A lace umbrella is present in the wardrobe of unsurpassed fashionistas
The rules for caring for ordinary umbrellas in relation to lace are absolutely inappropriate.
To avoid excessive tension on the lace, which may tear because of this, the lace umbrella is cleaned half-folded. The water should be at room temperature, and the detergent is for delicate fabrics.
After cleaning, dry the lace accessory half-rolled up, hanging it by the handle. A completely dried umbrella must be opened for a few minutes to straighten out the wrinkles.
If the umbrella is white, store it in a cover out of direct sunlight, as the white lace may turn yellow.
The transparent canopy provides a good view, and its depth allows you to cover your head and shoulders. Many of these umbrellas are attracted by the fact that they better protect against rain than the classic models.
Transparent dome gives good visibility
Transparent PVC umbrellas must be washed outside with cold water. Drying such an umbrella should be unfolded away from batteries and heaters so that the accessory does not lose its shape.
How to clean an umbrella from greasy stains and rust
Sometimes, during operation, oily spots or rust may appear on the umbrella, which, of course, spoils the appearance of the umbrella and forces us to buy a new one.
Removing greasy stains
Dishwashing gel will help to deal with greasy stains. Apply the product with an old toothbrush, rub the stain after 10 minutes and wash off the foam with water. Such an easy manipulation will help remove almost any greasy stain.
Dishwashing detergent works great on greasy stains
Ethyl alcohol (boric, formic) or a solution of ammonia (one teaspoon for half a glass of water) can also be used to remove greasy stains. A cotton pad moistened with these fluids will help get rid of fat. It is necessary to process the fabric, then clean the umbrella with a solution of ordinary powder or laundry soap.
How to remove rust
Rust on the umbrella can be removed with lemon juice or citric acid solution (one teaspoon to two tablespoons of water):
- The stain should be treated with a sponge soaked in juice or citric acid solution and for greater effect, steam should be applied. To do this, use a steam generator or iron in steaming mode, and the sole of the iron must not touch the fabric of the umbrella.
- After steam treatment, the “rusty” stain should be brushed off.
- Then rinse the umbrella.
In order to further protect this place from rust, it is recommended to carefully treat the spokes with silicone grease.
Rust can be removed with lemon juice
How to clean an umbrella handle
If you need to clean the handle of the umbrella from dirt and grease, you can wash it with a dish detergent that effectively removes grease, or wipe it with alcohol.
However, if the handle has become sticky over time due to poor-quality material, then only replacement in the workshop will help. Although you can try to use the advice from the Internet: treat the sticky pen with talcum powder or cover with a colorless varnish.
How to dry properly
Do not put a wet umbrella in the cover, otherwise an unpleasant odor and even mold may appear. The umbrella should be pre-dried well at room temperature.
If you dry the umbrella completely open, then the dome will stretch and begin to sag. Open the umbrella for drying and hang it on the hook. In this case, stretching of the canopy can be avoided, and there will also be no unnecessary stress on the spokes.
It is not recommended to dry the umbrella near heat sources.
Occasionally you can find recommendations of some manufacturers to dry the canopy of the umbrella open (for example, Pasotti).
Video: how to properly care for an umbrella
Video: how to properly fold an umbrella and dry it
A favorite umbrella will serve for a long time if it is cleaned of dirt and dried properly in time. After all, it is always nice to take an umbrella that shines with purity and brightness of colors!
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