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How to wash your canopy tent?

How to wash your canopy tent?

Posted on: July 29th, 2021

Fabric Care

1. WASHING CANOPY FABRIC

You can use soapy hot water to wash your canopy. Dish detergent works fine and can remove any heavy deposits. Remove the soap off from all sides before setting the canopy tent up to dry—a garden hose with a spray nozzle set to flat setting functions well. Spray from top to bottom until all of the soap residues have been removed. Do not use bleach on the beach canopy pop up tent – it can cause the tent fabric to discolor.

2. DRYING THE CANOPY FABRIC

Fully stretch the canopy pop-up tent fabric out. You can use a clothesline, sawhorses, or the bed of a pickup truck to keep it off the ground. Several trucks can have a black spray in or fiberglass bed liner that retains heat, moving the drying process. It can allow air and light to hit the fabric as possible; it will reduce the chance of growth and mildew.

3. FOLDING THE FABRIC

You can fold it along existing creases and folds to better help it retain its natural shape. Never bunch up the canopy tent top or force it into packing bags. The sharp and random pleats that will result from the practice severely cuts the expected life of the fabric.

4. REPAIRING CANOPY FABRIC

Unfortunately, snags and tears are sure to happen for any well-used canopy tent top. When you notice holes and tears, fix them as possible before they continue to rip! If you see a tear, consider a seam sealer.

Frame Care

5. CLEANING THE CANOPY FRAME

Only wash your beach canopy tent frame when set up, with legs and sides entirely long. As structures can vary, consult the canopy owner’s manual for the best way to clean your tent frame. You ensure it’s scorched before you are putting it away. Enduring moisture can cause steel frames to rust!

6. KEEP FRAME LIKE NEW

When washing the canopy frame, it is good to check for any loose fasteners. You can find what size bolts, screws, or nuts the canopy tent frame uses and procure the accurate tools. As you are washing the tent frame and approach all brackets or swivel points, ensure the fasteners at that joint are cozy.

7. ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Some canopy manufacturers recommend using sprayable silicone to protect the tent frame. It can help to prevent debris from sticking to the beach canopy pop up tent frame while in use. Ask the manufacturer of your tent canopy for more information concerning the use of these products.

Severe Weather

8. WIND

Never use your canopy tent in strong winds. The design of canopies makes them highly liable to uplift. Unsecured canopies can blow over, causing potential property harm or injuries.

9. RAIN

You never let rain pool on the top of the canopy. It will pool water, cause the canopy fabric to stretch, and the excessive weight can damage canopy truss bars and brackets.

10. LIGHTNING

You can never keep the canopy tent up when lightning is present. Canopies tents are not for use as a severe climate shelter!

11. SNOW

If your canopy is not regarded for snow loads, do not allow snow to build upon it. As with merging rainwater, excessive snow can stretch the fabric and potentially damage the tent frame. You can take careful note of the snow ratings delivered in your owner’s manual.

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