Tent Care and Cleaning
The best way to keep your canopy clean is not to get it dirty. Obviously that isn't always possible - we do live on a big ball of dirt! Accidents also happen so if you find yourself with spots on your tent, follow these steps. Be sure to read all the way through before starting your cleaning process.
What You’ll Need:
- Mild detergent (Non abrasive or liquid laundry detergent)
- Soft bristle brush
- Soft towel or cloth
- Stretch out your canvas. If you can hang it on a line you will have better results
- Fill up a bucket with warm, soapy water
- Spot Cleaning - Wet your brush in the soapy water and gently brush the affected area. It is important to be gentle with your brushing. Scrubbing too hard could compromise the canopy coatings.
- Rinse both sides of the canvas before allowing it to dry
- Leave the canvas hanged until it is fully dry
As the fabric is porous, you likely won't get it 100% clean. However, you should see good results and be ready to place your canopy back on the frame. Avoid folding the canvas while it is still wet. If this is not possible, unfold as soon as possible.
Warning: Do not use bleach. Using bleach will create a chemical reaction which may cause the canvas to severely discolour. You will also remove the fire proof coating.