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How can I clean sails? - User Instructions

You can have your sails washed at a sail laundry. But you could also do it yourself. With this professional sail washing detergent we clean thousands of sails every year. View the user instructions and discover how you can clean your sails yourself.

You can have your sails washed at a sail laundry. But you could also do it yourself. With this professional sail washing detergent we clean thousands of sails every year. View the user instructions and discover how you can clean your sails yourself.

Cleaning sails yourself is easier than you think

You may think that cleaning a yacht sail is difficult and awkward? It's actually not that bad. All you need is:.

  • warm water
  • a large container, wheelie bin or tub.
  • a brush.
  • possibly a large piece of construction tarp
  • clean water for rinsing. 

User instructions: Cleaning sails with Ultramar Sail Cleaner

  1. Fill a container, wheelie bin, tub or rain barrel with lukewarm water (30 degrees Celsius).
  2. Add 30 grams (1 scoop) per 1 litre of lukewarm water and mix.
  3. Fold or roll up the sail.
  4. Leave the sail submerged for at least 24 hours.
  5. Remove the sail from the tub
  6. Place it on a clean surface (building tarp)
  7. Remove detached grime and the sail cleaner with a soft brush and plenty of water.
  8. Roll the sail up again and let it soak again overnight.
  9. Bring the water up to temperature again by adding extra hot water
  10. Finally, rinse the sail well.
  11. Allow the sail to dry. This is possible on board on a windless day.

Warning!

Ultramar Sail Cleaner is not suitable for spinnaker cloth. It is possible that coloured sails, UV strips or telltales will not be colour-fast. First try this on a small piece of cloth.

Your sail stays clean with an extra coating

You can protect and keep your sail nice and clean. View User Instructions Coating Sails

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