I apologize that I dont know who replied to the post last week, but I would like to thank whoever recommended using a cleaner called Awesome from Dollar General. Just so happened I was planning on washing mine this weekend and I was not looking forward to it. After Dove, Deer, and Turkey seasons, it was a mess of dirt, mud, bugs and who knows what else. This stuff really lived up to its name cause it was awesome how easy it was to clean. Not an ad, just a new fan.....now to try it on the awning.