Our Care Guide

All Armadillo Sun bean bag loungers, seats, tables and cushions are made from a special solution-dyed acrylic material specifically developed for exterior use. This fabric is water repellent, but breathable, and highly resistant to fading. 

How to care for your Armadillo Sun products

Our outdoor beanbags and accessories are designed to survive outside, but in all cases, the life of your purchase will be greatly prolonged with regular cleaning and light maintenance - and a little common sense. In other words, the better you treat it, the longer it will last!

One of the best ways to keep your Armadillo Sun bean bag products looking good and to avoid deep or vigorous cleaning is to properly maintain the material. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabric, wiping up spills as soon as they happen or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.

Cleaning your Armadillo Sun products

Never put our beanbag products in the washing machine, and they are not suitable for dry cleaning. In most cases, all you will need to keep them clean is a brush, a damp cloth and/or a hose. Follow these tips to keep your Armadillo Sun products in tip top condition:

  • Wipe up spills as soon as they occur
  • After heavy or prolonged rain, allow covers to air dry
  • Keep beanbags clean and free from debris (such as falling leaves)
  • If possible, keep beanbags under cover if they are to be unused for any length of time (e.g. over the winter)
  • Rinse off salt water to avoid accelerated deterioration

General or Light Cleaning

  • Brush off any loose dirt
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 60ml mild soap per 4 litres of lukewarm water (under 38°C)
  • Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue
  • Allow fabric to air dry

Spot Cleaning

  • Prepare a cleaning solution as above
  • Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge
  • Repeat these steps until stain is removed

Salt Water

Salt water and sea-spray will not damage our beanbags. However, prolonged immersion in salt water will damage the metallic zip sliders and may ultimately compromise the fabric.  

It is essential to rinse off salt water to avoid accelerated deterioration.

Heavy Cleaning for Stubborn Stains and Mildew

Our specially designed fabric is mould-resistant, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains:

  • Prepare a solution of 225 ml of bleach and 60ml of mild soap per 4 litres of clean water
  • Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric
  • Scrub vigorously with a soft bristle brush, sponge, or clean towel
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue
  • Allow fabric to air dry

If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.