Category Archives: Vinyl Fabric Tips

When winter comes around, your time out on the water slows down. Depending on where you live, you may haul your boat away from your dock and store it. Now is the time to winterize your boat and prepare it for next season. Winter can be very harsh not only on the exterior of your boat, but also on the interior and your marine vinyl fabric, too.   Here are some other tips to keeping your boat healthy during the colder months.   […]

When your boat’s flooring is rotten, molded, or just outdated, it might be time to give it a new look. By installing marine vinyl flooring, you’ll resist damage and wear and tear better than any other fabric.   Made specifically for life on the water, this fabric goes the distance, but getting there is half the battle. If you […]

A common mistake when upholstering or reupholstering vinyl fabrics is buying from a general fabric seller. They certainly have a vast selection of types of fabrics and expansive shelves, but you need the right type of vinyl fabric, not a multitude of irrelevant options. Shopping at a store that specializes in vinyl fabric will provide […]

It is standard for new boats to come with coaming bolsters, but most older boats, and a few lower-end current models, are lacking this amenity. Coaming bolsters are pads made from foam and marine vinyl fabric that help provide cushion and comfort to the inner walls, or inwales, of your boat.  An errant wave causing you to stumble into or slap your legs against the […]

If you’re considering a vinyl fabric for your awnings or outdoor space, Sunbrella offers a variety of colors and patterns to suit your taste. Even better, its legendary durability and easy-to-clean factor makes it an easy choice. It can stand up to some of the toughest stain culprits like wine, chocolate, or markers. However, there […]

Maintaining a clean boat is a given for any owner, but the vinyl fabric on your boat needs extra attention. Clear vinyl, whether it’s a full enclosure, dodger, or window is continuously exposed to UV, salt, and other various chemicals that turn the material yellow and cloudy. Being proactive about cleaning and protecting your clear […]

Although marine vinyl fabric is very durable thanks to its UV- and mildew-resistant features, it still requires care to keep it in peak condition. In order to maintain its appearance and durability over the years, it’s important to utilize the correct cleaners and protectants. Whether it’s used on a boat or on outdoor furniture, in […]

Vinyl is one of the most popular materials used for upholstery projects, but are you using the right grade for the job? While all vinyl fabrics have water, mildew, and weather-resistant properties, there are distinctions between grades based on their intended use. Depending on what you want to accomplish, you may need contract, automotive, or […]

Although the exact timeframe is influenced by many variables, on average, boat upholstery starts exhibiting signs of wear and tear around the seven-year mark. Interior upholstery tends to hold up longer, while the common areas that show their age are the outdoor and high traffic areas, such as where people enter and exit the boat. […]