Cleaning Camper Canvas

Cleaning Camper Canvas
The canvas on a camper has to endure everything that nature throws its way. It will be only a matter of time before the canvas is going to need to be cleaned. When this happens, don't despair. Cleaning the camper's canvas won't be as hard as you probably expect. In less than an hour you should have the canvas clean and looking new once again.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Hose Bucket Mild dishwashing soap Cloth Nylon scrub pad Ladder Waterproofing spray
  • Hose
  • Bucket
  • Mild dishwashing soap
  • Cloth
  • Nylon scrub pad
  • Ladder
  • Waterproofing spray
Step 1
Set your camper up as if you intended on camping inside of it. Choose a sunny day to clean it so it will dry before you pack it back away.
Step 2
Hose the camper off with clean water to remove any of the loose dirt particles that are clinging to the surface of the canvas.
Step 3
Mix a mild solution of dishwashing soap and water in a bucket.
Step 4
Wet your cloth in the soapy water and begin washing away any dirty areas that remain on the canvas after you hosed it off. Use a ladder to get to the top section if you cannot reach it from the ground.
Step 5
Scrub very lightly with a nylon scrub pad any areas that didn't come clean with the cloth. Don't scrub so hard that you damage the canvas.
Step 6
Rise the canvas off and allow it to dry completely.
Step 7
Once the camper's canvas has dried, spray it with a waterproofing spray. Make sure to saturate all of the seamed areas. Allow the canvas to dry again and then you can pack the camper away.

Tips & Warnings

 
Never pack the canvas away while it's wet, or you can have a problem with mold and mildew developing on it. Use a mild solution of bleach and water to kill any mold or mildew that has formed. Open up the camper and allow it to dry once you get home, if you had to pack it away wet.
 
Never pack the canvas away while it's wet, or you can have a problem with mold and mildew developing on it.
 
Use a mild solution of bleach and water to kill any mold or mildew that has formed.
 
Open up the camper and allow it to dry once you get home, if you had to pack it away wet.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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