Determine exactly how dirty the awning is. When was the last time it was cleaned? Is the awning new? Has the dirt been allowed to bake on. Are there molds and mildews growing?
For extremely dirty awnings use our cleaners full strength or dilute with water 1 to 1. This will give you between 600 to 1200 square feet of cleaning solution.
For maintenance cleaning or awnings that are not too dirty, dilute the cleaner between 5 parts water to 1 part cleaner out to 8 parts water to 1 part cleaner.
For newly installed awnings dilute the cleaner out to 20 parts water to 1 part cleaner. Some people ask, "Why do I have to have my new awning cleaned it's not dirty yet?" There are two reasons for this. The first reason is fabric warranty concerns. There are fabric manufacturers that have in there warranty "must be cleaned and sealed within 90 days after hung". The Fabric Manufacturers know that to keep the fabric looking good for the life span of the material it must be protected from the beginning. The second reason is for easier down the road maintenance cleaning. An awning that has been properly cleaned and sealed from the beginning will be easier to clean and maintain during it's life span. Think about it this way. If you change your oil in your car every 3 thousands miles the engine is going to go the distance. An awning is the same. Clean it and keep it sealed and it's going to last it's expected life span or longer.
NOTE: Before doing any work on an industrial fabric always spot test your cleaning and sealing products in an out of sight place. This way you know they are safe for the surface you are working on.