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How to clean a Dickson folding arm awning or care for an awning fabric?

Dickson® fabrics are ideally suited to outdoor use. If users apply the following recommendations, they should not encounter any particular problems.

Clean and re-waterproof your awning fabric

A simple clean with soapy water is often enough to remove superficial stains. It is not recommended to use detergents, high-pressure cleaners or even rubbing for hours.
At the end of summer, take the time to dry your awning before rolling it away, so as to avoid mould.
If you want to deep clean your awning fabric, or even re-waterproof it, we recommend that you use our products from the Tex’Aktiv range.

Tex’Aktiv Clean - fabric cleaner: removes stains and eliminates bad odours

Tex’Aktiv Guard - fabric waterproofing agent: protects fabrics from stains and soiling. Prevents water and greasy substances from penetrating.


Position the frame of your awning so that the fabric is perfectly taut and does not rub against another structure. Keeping the awning taut also prevents water retention after rainfall.

Do not leave the awning extended in high winds.

You may keep the awning open in the rain but, if wet, do not retract it for long periods. If you need to retract your damp awning, extent it again as soon as possible to dry out the fabric.


Replacing awning fabric

The outdoor world is a source of inspiration and your awning plays an important role in your decorative scheme. Modernize your exterior and bring out its personality by simply changing your awning fabric.

After years of exposure to wind and rain, an awning fabric can become damaged or stained. Replacing an awning is an easy and inexpensive way to change the fabric while keeping your awning frame. It is simpler, faster and more cost effective.

Fabric replacement is a sustainable solution because you only replace what is absolutely necessary, leaving you free to enjoy your garden, winter or summer, protected by your new awning.