One of the most popular questions from our customers is “How can we wash sailcloth products?”
- We would always suggest washing sailcloth products by hand in tepid water with a mild detergent. soaking will help to lift our some stains and stubborn marks and you can always scrub them with a soft brush.
- Most sailcloth products can be machine washed on 30 degrees or cold wash with mild detergent (we suggest something no-biological). HOWEVER machine washing can lift off sail numbers and logo’s as well as potentially damaging the stitching, turning off the spin or turning it down low can help reduce the risk of this.
- Sailcloth products can be hung to drip and dry, they are not suitable for tumble drying as this can cause damage to the logo’s and numbers as well as potentially melt the components of the product.
- Most stains can be removed if you act quickly by soaking the product and using a bristly brush on the effected area.
- Mud will usually lift out with soaking as we know from using our Dog Beds extensively.
- We would never suggest using a hot wash as this can damage the material itself.
- Sailcloth is susceptible to mildew, although unlikely. always store your bags in a dry place and if they get damp, dry them out as soon as possible, giving the product a soak in tepid water with non-biological detergent should help lift out any recent mould issues.
- Unfortunately sailcloth is neither Fire Proof or Fire Resistant. Sailcloth is Flammable. For this reason our bean bags have come off the market as they class as furniture and it is illegal to use flammable materials as coverings for furniture and we don’t think its safe!
- All bean bags must carry a fire retardant label! If you see products without fire retardant labels or indeed sailcloth bean bags full stop, your local trading standards officer would be most interested.
We have our sails cleaned before use to remove light stains and dirt. We do feel that a lot of marks on sails are part of their history and tell the story of their life, so we try to keep them as original as possible.
Exe Sails & Covers, Topsham, Devon.
We create unique, functional and beautiful sail cloth bags and products from recycled and upcycled sails that are past their sailable life but have so much life left in them as recycled and upcycled products. all our products can be make bespoke to order and personalised with numbers, letters, logo’s and even your own designs.
a few of our products are listed here and all can be customised and personalised:
Recycled Sailcloth Shopping Bag
Recycled Sailcloth Beach Bag
Recycled Sailcloth Kit Bag
Recycled Sailcloth Wash Bag
Recycled Sailcloth Bottle Carrier
Recycled Sailcloth Cushions
Recycled Sailcloth Pet Beds