After you have lubricated the awning, it’s important to clean the canvas.
First, remove any dust or dirt (leaves, bird droppings, any mould…) deposited on it. Next, wash it well with a sponge or a damp cloth and lukewarm water. This will also remove any excess lubricant. Finally, after washing, let the canvas dry completely.
Note of caution: Be wary of using a pressure washer, as you may risk tearing the canvas.