Making a sun shade sail. Your shade sails may be cleaned at any time using a solution of mild detergent and water. Patio sun shade sails use tensioned fabric across 3 or more anchors to a sail in the air to provide shade on the below area. Make a sun shade from an old sail. Shade sails are fabric structures like a ships sail hung from anchor points to create an area of shade outdoors.
Todays sun shade fabric uses the longest lasting uv protective fabric available. I made this sun shade from an old used sail that i picked up free at a local sail shop last year. They protect your family from the harsh rays of the sun and provide for an interesting exterior room outside your home. Let the solution stand on the fabric for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water from your garden hose.
Place your loops over your hooks and your shade sail is ready to go. I designed it so it could easily be put up or taken down as needed. The savings was huge and a sun shade sail was the perfect quick solution to blocking the hot summer sun. Easy to wash easy to put up or take down and easy to move.
With scientific research highlighting the dangers of prolonged sun exposure a safe shaded area in the garden is a fantastic idea for protecting friends and family from harmful uv rays. Apply the solution with a sponge or a very soft brush. The author recommends using white cotton muslin for the shade sail as it is a light material that will let light through but take the edge off the harsh sunlight. Think nautically in size and shape and work with what room you have in your yard or patio.
Easy to wash easy to put up or take down and easy to move. For our diy shade sail installation i planned on attaching one side of the sun shade sail to the house and the other side of the shade sail to two wooden poles.