Be Cool Solutions™ 90% Black Shade Cloth, Bulk

Be Cool Solutions™ 90% Black Shade Cloth, Bulk


$3.80 Regular price
  • Ships directly from manufacturer - departs in about 4 weeks

Grommeted Panel

The edges of these panels are sewn with heavy-duty reinforcing tape. Brass grommets are installed on approximately two-foot centers around the perimeter. They often include a seam where two pieces of shade have been sewn together. The panels are durable and easy to install with ropes, bungees or wire. It's the most durable solution for smaller areas where the shade cloth will be suspended between four points. Grommeted panels are sold in pre-cut sizes or can be ordered in any custom size.

Precut Panel

A raw piece of shade fabric where the edges of the panel are not reinforced with any tape or grommets. Would not typically have a seam but may have a raw (cut) edge. They can be installed with wiggle wire, shade cloth clips or wooden lath. Precut panels are sold in precut sizes or can be ordered in any custom size.

Bulk (currently viewing)

Sold in factory widths by the linear foot. It would only rarely have a seam and the sides typically include a factory-finished (uncut) edge. The most cost-effective solution for large quantities of shade fabric.

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Visit our Custom Shade Cloth page to order a custom sized piece.

Our 90% shade cloth rolls offer a nearly full blackout for any indoor or outdoor structure. Certain plants like aglaonema, cardamom and orchids love the shade, and this black shade cloth provides plenty. A 90% greenhouse shade cloth roll is also good for isolating the growing area so you can create a unique, stable environment. We're sure people, plants and livestock will appreciate the added shade, too! People even make vehicle windshield shades out of this garden shade cloth.

Purchase a black shade cloth roll to make custom curtains, shade sails and other coverings for your plants or property. We sell it by the linear foot with bulk discount pricing to keep projects under budget. Several widths are available, including 90% shade cloth up to 32 feet wide for sheltering a large building. The lockstitch knitted material remains intact through harsh weather and wild animal instructions. Contact Greenhouse Megastore if you have questions or are wondering about other uses of this shade cloth roll.

Bulk 90% Shade Cloth Features:

  • Bulk shade cloth has an unfinished edge that does not include reinforcing tape or grommets.
  • Unlike woven shade cloth, the tough lockstitch construction of our knitted material will prevent unfinished edges from unraveling.
  • Bulk shade cloth can be easily cut with a sharp pair of scissors to any desired size.
  • Bulk pieces can be attached using snap grommets, zip ties or other fastening methods.

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Quantity Discounts

Call a sales representative at 1-888-281-9337 to place quantity orders. Purchase orders are accepted from schools and institutions.

  • Orders over 15,000 square feet: Less 10% from published prices
  • Orders over 85,000 square feet: Less 15% from published prices


Eight-year prorated warranty against UV degradation.

Factory Seams

Depending on the size ordered, your shade fabric may contain a factory seam.

Recommended Shade Cloth Density

Density Plants
30% Asters, Chrysanthemums, Geraniums, Snapdragons
40% Bedding Plants*, Gloxinias, Herbs*, Irises, Lilies, Vegetables*
50% Bromeliads, Ficus, Orchids (Dendrobiums, Epidendrums, Vandas)
60% Orchids (Oncidiums, Phalaenopsis)
70% Ferns, Orchids (Cypripediums), Philodendrons
80% Ginseng
90% Aglaonema

Hanging Instructions

When hanging shade cloth pieces larger than 100 square feet, you may need extra center support to prevent the cloth from sagging in the middle. One easy way to do this is by running lightweight cables from each corner to the opposite corner, forming an X pattern that the cloth can rest on. For pieces larger than 400 square feet, you may need cables running end to end every four feet or so.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Legacy Review
90% black shade cloth

covered my hoop enclosure and now have 20 happy hens !!!

Legacy Review
Good Stuff

I fly a 12 x 20 foot piece of this over my deck every summer and the last piece lasted 12 years and was replaced only because I was lazy and did not keep the redwood supports sanded smooth and a section tore. I sewed it up for two years and it was fine but for aesthetics I decided to replace.. Really make a difference in use of the deck. Gets up in the 100- 110 range here in summer..

Legacy Review
90% shade cloth

Bought for my 16' x 14' patio arbor for shade. Well made product and is great for what we need. The material reduces the temperature by 20%. The only item I would change is having the edges bound for a finished look.

Good stuff

This black shade cloth has been atop our backyard pergola for five summers. And it would go for another five or more if the mice hadn't eaten through it while stored in the garage over the winter. The quality is superb. And the service from Greenhouse Megastore is prompt and efficient.

Legacy Review
Wonderful product, best prices out there

I do ecological research that requires me to manipulate light availability for plants, so I regularly purchase large quantities of this shade cloth (ranging from 30% to 90% shade). This fabric is strong, lightweight, will not tear or fray, and provides the shade density advertised. I attach it to pvc frames using cable ties, and leave it out year-round for several years without any signs of weathering or UV damage. Because it is bulk unfinished cloth it will roll in on the edges, so get finished edges if you don't want rolling to occur. There may be a seam if you get larger widths, but for me getting a piece that wide that is already sown together beats having to sow it myself.

Legacy Review

I definitely thought twice after reading the other review but after looking around this place had the best price by far. And it tells you several times about the charge for smaller amounts of custom cut pieces. If you don't want to pay that then buy the premade pieces that they offer. I was very happy with the shade it is beautiful.