Sunbrella Fabric Cleaning Charts

Cleaning Your Marine Upholstery

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella upholstery looking good is to brush off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics and wipe up spills or clean soon after they occur.

The quicker you clean spills and remove residue the easier they can be to remove.

Try This First…

Blot (don’t rub) liquid spills with a clean, dry cloth. For oil-based spills, apply an absorbent such as cornflour, then remove with a straight edge.

Spray on mild cleaning solutions of soap (such as Palmolive) and water.

Rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

Air dry.

If after your first clean some residue remains, follow the chart below:

Cleaning Your Exterior Marine Fabric

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella marine exterior fabrics looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleaning is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear, cool water.

In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every 2 to 3 years.

Try This First…

Use a sponge or soft brush to apply mild soap and warm water to the fabric.

Rinse thoroughly.

Air dry.

If after your first clean some residue remains, follow the chart below:

The cleaning solutions listed above are not recommended os SGS graphics jobs where pressure sensitive films are used. Fopr specific recommendations regarding SGS graphics cleaning, please refer to Sunbrella.com/sgs.

For more detailed cleaning instructions, visit sunbrella.com/clean.

Alternatively, you can download the sunbrella care app, available on iPhone and Android.

For warranty information, visit sunbrella.com/warranty.

Marine Grade Carpet

Boat & Marine Carpet never looked so good

The below photos showcase the popular Teak pattern range in Teak Black.
The Marine Tuft range is a high-quality Australian made and owned product.
This all-weather carpet is designed to withstand harsh environments including sunlight, salt water and chlorine.
It has high-grade UV resisters and water resistance that allows water to flow away with gravity making this the perfect boaties application.

Teak Boat Carpet

Teak Boat Carpet
Teak Boat Carpet
Teak Boat Carpet


The teak range is available in the below colours.

Boat carpet

boat carpet


The plush range

Boat carpet


The Plank Range

Boat carpet

We can supply the carpet for self-installation. Alternatively, we can supply and install the carpet with or without edge binding.
The carpet can be either glued or clipped into place.
If you have the need for a high-grade marine carpet  please don’t hesitate to contact Gold Coast Marine Upholstery HERE
Look here to see some of our Marine Carpet Installations
Look here for Marine Carpet Colours

Specialty Marine Grade Boat Vinyls

Looking for something a little different?

Something that stands out against the rest?

There are plenty of options for marine grade boat vinyl that are anything but standard.

Hexx marine boat vinyl

Hex marine boat vinyl

Above is a hexx style vinyl, some gorgeous colours with an interesting texture.
Hexx has a micro hexagon design with a high lustre finish for a polished modern look.
There are 16 shades to select from in the Hexx range.

Wave marine vinyl

Above is the wave vinyl range, a high-quality marine grade vinyl.
Wave has a heavy woven-like emboss with a basket weave look for added texture.
There are 12 shades to select from in the Wave range.

shock range marine vinyl

The shock range shown above is a durable multi-purpose vinyl which shows no colour fading or stiffness.
Shock has a metallic finish with an embossed design providing a sleek modern look.
There are 8 shades to select from in the Shock range.

edge range marine vinyl

The Edge range is a high-quality marine vinyl with mini diamond embossing.
The embossing intensifies the colouration and offers a reflective quality.
There are 14 shades to select from in the Edge range.

Here, we have used pewter mist from the wave range as a feature panel in a subtle way to enhance the upholstery design.

Mocha and cream Boat Seat Upholstery

There are so many options available when it comes to style on the water.
If you have any queries or would like a courtesy onsite quote please contact us HERE
Click here if you would like to view our Boat Upholstery Photos

 

All over boat cover with ratchet tie down

Boat covers.
Gold Coast Marine Upholstery can attach your covers using a variety of methods.

All over boat cover
All over cover ratchet tie down

In this particular case, we used a ratchet tie down system to hold the cover securely in place.
We then created a zippered pocket to keep the ratchet hardware protected and the look clean and sleek.
Alternative methods can include roped drawstrings or clip-on studs.
Take a look here if you would like to view our Custom Boat Covers
Click here if you would like a Courtesy measure and quote

 

 

Custom Bimini Covers Gold Coast

Bimini Tops – Custom made for your boat.
Enjoy the Gold Coast with a must-have shade solution.

Boat bimini top white
Bimini Top with Extension

Boating on the Gold Coast offers a great deal of fun, so many places to visit, sites to fish and a myriad of waterways to simply relax and enjoy the view.

The fun, however, is quickly diminished if you are exposed to the elements and becoming burnt. Let’s be frank, being in the sun’s rays for extended periods day after day is not so great for your skin. The great thing is, there’s a really simple solution, A bimini top!

The great thing about a bimini top is that it can be custom made for your boat and your exact requirements. The frame can be created to the exact size/height YOU need.

Enjoying being on the water means being comfortable whilst on the water without reducing your visibility. With the minimalism of a bimini frame vision is not compromised.

They are also extremely functional allowing you to pop your bimini up or down easily to offer you the best of both worlds.

Aesthetics are not a problem either as the materials used are available in a wide range of colours.

Here at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery, we use only the best quality fabrics to ensure a long lasting product.

The fabric of choice here is Sunbrella, the trusted choice for boaters around the world for over 50 years.

There are many reasons Sunbella is the ultimate choice, just see below:
UV & Fade resistance

With a 10-year warranty against fading, Sunbrella fabrics hold their vibrant color even with constant exposure to the sun, salt and chlorine of harsh marine environments.

Mould and Mildew resistance

All Sunbrella fabrics are mould- and mildew-resistant. Should exposure to dirt, debris and the elements cause mould and mildew to occur, Sunbrella marine canvas can be quickly and easily cleaned with a simple bleach solution.

Sun Protection

All Sunbrella marine fabrics hold the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval, providing valuable protection from the sun so boaters can safely enjoy long hours on the water.

Bleach Cleanable

When tough stains such as mold or mildew occur, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned with bleach without losing color.

Breathable Comfort

Unlike some marine fabrics that trap heat in, Sunbrella fabrics allow air to pass through, creating a comfortable boating experience for all aboard.

Check out some pics of recent Custom Bimini Covers
If you would like a courtesy quote you can grab our contact details HERE

Same Colours, Different Boat

Same Colours, Fresh New Boat

Sometimes you love the colours and tones you already have but just need a boost of freshness.
Gold Coast Marine Upholstery can match and replicate your existing colours and patterns so you can stay just the same but better.
Check out this recent upholstery update.
Everything stayed just the same, as requested by our valued customer, yet the upgrade was obvious.

We had ripped vinyl to totally replace, and deteriorated foam to rectify and re-supply where necessary.
So much is possible with the range of vinyl textures and colours available.
A range of colours for marine grade vinyl is now available on our website, have a look HERE.

Capri Marine Grade VInyl
Ultramarine Boat Vinyl

 

If you want to enquire about fresh marine upholstery or any other marine trimming don’t hesitate to contact us HERE.

 

 

 

New Boat Seat Upholstery – Mocha and Cream Marine Grade Vinyl

Mocha and Cream

A touch of Mocha and Cream proved to be just the update this boat needed.

A total of 23 backrest panels and cushions came together beautifully with these tones. An accent vinyl really made the combination perfect.

The marine grade vinyl is specifically designed to perform in harsh environments. These materials can stand up to extreme conditions.

Features include UV Stability, fire retardancy, stain resistance and anti mould and mildew protection.

With many colour choices available you can afford to be either bold or subtle in your design.

Mocha and cream Boat Seat Upholstery

For a courtesy onsite quote feel free to contact us HERE

Embroidered Boat Seats

Embroidered Boat Seating

 for that personal touch 


When updating your boat upholstery keep in mind that an embroidered panel really adds that special something.
Many boaties enjoy personalising their craft with their boat name or logo.
That special name or logo creates a standout feature that can be as unique as you dare.
We can add embroidery to your marine grade boat vinyl or other furniture fabrics which includes both indoor and outdoor seating.
Even your accessories like scatter cushions can be personalised.

Embroidered boat seating

The stitching colour range is phenomenal.
This makes matching to your fabric choice a breeze.

Pearl vinyl helm seate
Pearl vinyl boat seating
Pearl vinyl boat seating

For further information in regards to new marine boat upholstery or embroidered boat seating contact us HERE

 

 

 

Fabric colour samples now on site

Fabric Colour samples are now available on our website

Colour samples are now available online for Sunbrella Canvas, Marine Boat Hooding, Marine Grade Vinyl and Marine Boat Carpet

Sunbrella Boat Canvas
Marine Grade Boat Vinyl
Marine Boat Hooding
Marine Boat Carpet

We aim to keep adding more of our available options in time.
We hope this will make searching for your favourite colour combinations a little easier.
You can check out these colour fabric selections HERE
Colour Disclaimer

Due to the limitations of desktop scanners and the relative inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual product. We strive to make our colors as accurate as possible, but screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct. If you would like to see a sample of any product shown on our site, please contact us

 

Boat covers – Protection from leaf stains on your boat’s gel coat.

Boat Covers really help during this wet weather.

Gold Coast Boaties are enduring wet weather and storms this spring.

Boat cover, gold coast, protection in wet weather

Rain, leaves, and debris hammering your boat? No boat cover?

Rain, well that’s not so bad, however, the leaves that fall can stain the fibreglass and that’s what we will address as best we can today.

The stains can vary from leaf to leaf depending on the particular tree. It is the oils in the tree leaf that can carry the stain deep into the gel coat.

Firstly, sunlight can usually do the trick on its own and obviously is the non-labour, no cost treatment option. The sun can bleach stains out completely within a week or two. Give this a go first.

If this doesn’t work the next best option we have found is a mix of 50/50 bleach and water, spray on (in the shade if possible), leave for 5 minutes and return. The chlorine bleach will attack and neutralize the tannins.

The result can be like a new boat with little effort however you may have to re-wax as bleach does strip the wax.

Other options we have heard of:

  • Cut a potato in half and rub on the area, the protein and starch acid can sometimes emulsify ‘natural stains’. If it doesn’t work, well no harm to your boat.
  • 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 cup ammonia mixed in 3.5 Litres warm water mixed in a spray bottle.

As always prevention is the best medicine so a good boat cover will eliminate the effort required altogether.

All over cover - Captain Navy
All Over Cover - Pacific Blue
All Over Cover - 3 Piece
Stamoid All Over Cover White
Clipped down cover

Click to view more of our Custom Boat Covers.

Gold Coast marine upholstery provide courtesy on-site quotes. However, as always, during spring and leading into summer, the wait times are growing.
If you need work before the Christmas break you need to get in quickly.
You can make contact with us HERE.