Cleaning of your Shades Sails can be done by hosing down with a garden hose while in place or taken down and scrubbed with a mild detergent. Shade Sails can be cleaned using warm water and a mild detergent applied with a moderately stiff brush or broom. Your Shade Sails should be allowed to dry before storage and be stored in a dry safe area. Please store away from any heat sources or sharp objects. In addition to the video below, you can also view our Drop and Fly – How to put up and take down a Shade Sail video.