How to Clean Your Canopy

how to clean canopyA canopy can allow you to relax in your backyard with your family and friends and enjoy a pleasant summer afternoon without the sun beating down on you. With proper care, a canopy can last for years. Here are some tips on how to clean your canopy to keep it in excellent condition.

Cleaning Tips

You can remove most of the dirt and debris that have accumulated on your canopy by brushing it. Use a broom or brush, but do not rub it too hard because that can damage the material.

After you have brushed your canopy, wet it with a garden hose. This will remove more dirt and mud that are stuck on.

If your canopy has been exposed to rain, it could be covered with mold and mildew. Moisture can also cause leaves and twigs to rot and stain the canopy. Mold, mildew, and stains will require more thorough cleaning.

Combine equal parts warm water and a mild liquid or powdered detergent and use a stiff brush or broom to rub it on the canopy. Scrub in a circular motion. This should remove stains, mold, and mildew. After you finish one section, rinse it so the cleaning solution does not dry on the canvas. After you have finished cleaning the entire canopy, rinse it thoroughly to remove any remaining residue.

Let the canopy air out in the sun before you fold it up and put it away. It should be completely dry before you put it away to prevent mold and mildew.

Where to Buy a New Canopy

A canopy can let you relax in your backyard and enjoy spending time outdoors on a warm summer day. If you don’t have a canopy yet, you can order one from Shelters of America. They have durable and attractive canopies that will provide you with many years of enjoyment and are easy to clean and maintain. Order a canopy today so you can enjoy spending time outdoors with your family and friends this summer.

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