A canvas canopy can provide you with sun protection when you are outside. It is a great way to create your own space when at an outside event. An outside canvas canopy can be a great investment if you like to spend a lot of time outside with your family. To ensure that your canvas canopy lasts, you need to know how to take care of your canopy.
#1 Use A Stain Repellent
The first thing you need to do is use a stain repellent on your canvas canopy. A stain repellent is generally a substance that you spray on the outside of your canvas canopy. It creates a thin coating on the outside of your canopy. This thin coating prevents water from getting into your canopy and prevents dirt and stains from sticking to your canopy. Think of it like a protective layer of wax for your car – it makes your canopy easier to clean and keeps it protected.
#2 Clean Your Canopy
After you use your canopy for an event, be sure to take some time to clean your canopy. It is relatively easy to clean a canvas canopy, especially if you clean it on a frequent basis and prevent dirt from building up on your canopy.
To clean your canvas canopy, you don't need to use any special soap. You can use basic dish soap or hand soap to clean your canopy. Pair the soap with a soft bristle brush, and use the soap and brush to clean your canopy.
Be sure to rinse the canopy clean with some fresh water.
#3 Pay Attention to the Frame
It is just as important to take care of the frame on your canvas canopy as it is to take care of the canvas covering. If the frame breaks down, you'll have to invest in a new one. Most canvas canopy frames are made out of either steel or aluminum. For steal or aluminum frames, you can once again use dish soap or hand soap to clean the frame. Instead of a soft bristle brush though, you are going to want to use a brush with a slightly harder bristles.
#4 Store It Carefully
Don't put the canvas cover away when it is wet. Make sure that the canvas canopy is dry when you store it. If you store the canvas canopy when it is wet, there is a chance that mildew and mold will develop. Keep the canopy stored somewhere nice and dry to protect the integrity of the canvas canopy over time.
Contact a company, like EVANS AWNING, for more help.