Keep your bean bag furniture looking fabulous!

Indoor Outdoor Bean Bags

Armadillo Sun's signature outdoor 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. However, 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!

How to care for your outdoor bean bag

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.

Keep your Armadillo Sun bean bag in tip top condition by:

  • Wiping up spills as soon as they occur
  • Allowing covers to air dry after heavy or prolonged rain
  • Keeping beanbags clean and free from debris (such as falling leaves)
  • Where possible, keeping beanbags under cover if they are to be unused for any length of time (e.g. over the winter)
  • Rinsing off salt water to avoid accelerated deterioration

Cleaning Armadillo Sun outdoor bean bag furniture

Please don't 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.

    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.  Therefore we strongly recommend rinsing 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.

    Faux Fur Bean Bags

    For a thorough clean we recommend dry cleaning your faux fur bean bag cover.

    For spot cleaning:

    • Use cold water with a small amount of gentle handwashing soap
    • Do not use bleach or any other harsh cleaning agent
    • Dry laying flat or by hanging the cover on a line
    • Do not force dry by placing in front of direct heat or over a radiator
    • After spot cleaning and drying, your faux fur can be eased back into its orginal condition with the assistance of a soft hairbrush