Product Care & Cleaning

Welcome to our Product Care and Cleaning Guide.

At Shell Bay Co., we understand the importance of maintaining the quality and longevity of your beach umbrella. In this guide, we provide valuable tips and recommendations on how to best care for and clean your items to ensure their longevity and optimal performance.

Taking the time to follow our care instructions can help you preserve the quality and beauty of your beach umbrella for years to come.

Explore our Product Care and Cleaning Guide to discover practical advice on how to keep your items looking their best and functioning at their peak.


How to clean your Beach Umbrella

We would love you to enjoy your Shell Bay Co. Beach Umbrella for many years to come, therefore, we recommend taking a special care of your beautiful shade. The longevity of your umbrella is in your hands, and you can easily extend it by following our simple care and cleaning instructions and recommendations.   
  • Our premium umbrellas are made to last, and the only way of keeping them in a perfect shape is by cleaning them appropriately after each use and storing them in their protective carrier bag.   
  • After a long day at the beach, please remove all the remaining sand off your umbrella. If you see any sand trapped in the hinge, use a small brush to remove it properly before putting your umbrella back in the carrier bag.   
  • We recommend removing any signs of sand and sea salt visible on the canvas fabric as well before putting away the umbrella for a longer period of time.
  • Wipe the wooden pole and its sand screw with a soft, damp cloth using warm, soapy water; then allow it to dry throughout before storing it in the barrier bag, indoors in a dry and shaded environment. 
  • While our beach umbrellas are designed to withstand sun exposure, we acknowledge that prolonged exposure to intense sunlight can cause some fading over time. To minimise fading caused by sun exposure, we recommend taking certain precautions. When not in use, we suggest storing the beach umbrellas in a shaded area or using a protective cover. Additionally, avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight during peak hours when not in use, as it can help extend the lifespan of the umbrellas. Store your umbrella in the carrier bag away from the windows and direct sunlight, as natural colour fading is not covered by the product warranty. 
  • If you see a recent mark on the carrier bag or the canopy, we recommend a spot clean with a damp cloth, sponge or a soft brush, depending on the mark. Use warm, soapy water on the canvas avoiding any strong chemicals.
  • Your umbrella should never be stored away wet to avoid any mould appearing over time on the canvas.


Shopper Baskets & Beach Bags

  • If you’re cleaning a recent mark, a simple wipe clean with hot water and soap will do the trick. For most of our shopper baskets, a wipe clean is the only suitable method of cleaning.
  • If you have a stain on your cotton beach bag, the easiest way to clean it is just with a spot clean. If you have a stain removing spray, just follow the directions on the bottle. If not, no problem, a great alternative will be a baking soda mixed with a tiny bit of warm water to create a paste which you can apply, leave for a short while and scrub off. Otherwise, a spot clean method using a warm cloth or a sponge will be our recommended option.