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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR CAMPING TENT

To get more enjoyment from your tent is important to clean it properly and maintain. Certainly, cotton tents need much attention when storing them for a long time after the holidays; a wet stored cotton tent may otherwise moldy. With some simple tips and advice on cleaning and maintenance of tents, you can keep your precious best camping tents longer. And prevents it that your vacation almost literally falls into the water because your tent is leaking at the very first rain.

Make tent waterproof

Tents that you buy at the shop are usually already and waterproof. You do not have to deal with it anymore. Do you still have a leaky tent? Very annoying, but fortunately you can handle the relevant sections of the canvas with an impregnation. Put the tent completely taut and rub the impregnation with a sponge or towel directly on the canvas. There are also special sponges, brushes or wipers. Which water repellent you should use for your tent, depending on the shade. For cotton canvas using a means other than a synthetic cloth. In addition to sprays, there are also bottles, cans, and bottles with pump operation.

Leaky seams

Also leaky seams of cotton tents, you can restore with waterproof impregnation. Do your anastomotic leakage with a synthetic canvas. You can remedy this with seam sealer. A seam sealing is a fluid that replaces the tape which is applied factory-set on a new tent. A tear can be repaired with replacement cloth, possibly adhesive. Minor repairs you can carry out yourself, but you can also be restored by experts at the workshop of the White Schijndel your tent.

Clean tent

For the removal of stains from the tent cloth, such as lemonade spots or bird droppings, it is usually sufficient to use hot water and a brush. There are also spots removing less straightforward. There are special custodians for the tent sale. Before cleaning the canvas, you have to wonder whether the spot just a turn ‘aesthetic problem (you disturbed it!), Or that he has a real impact on the watertight integrity of your tent. Cleaning canvas is in fact quite labor intensive. Often, a camping tent after a cleanup must be impregnated again.

Cotton is tough to clean; prevention is better than cure. Nylon and polyester are cleaning easier and require less maintenance. Often, this is already sufficient tepid water. Never use soap!

Drops of resin on the canvas

Resin droplets on your tent can not hurt. Resin cloth is not damaged. To remove it, then you can cut the gum hard and cold with an ice cube. Then delete the resin road. Never go with soap products, solvents or sharp objects to work.

Alg removes it from the tent cloth

To remove algae from the canvas, you must purchase a special cleaner. Note: this tent chemicals can impair the water resistance of the material. After cleaning the shelter, you must make therefore usually re-waterproof the canvas with an impregnating. Always make sure to store your tent clean and dry to prevent algae and mold in the cloth.

Store the tent

If you’ve been on holiday with a tent, it is important that you then bone dry and clean store. When you save a still damp tent, then it may result in a short time mold in the canvas. A tent with the frame is beyond repair. The fabric is eaten; an irreversible process and the end of your expensive tent. Incidentally, camping tents with a synthetic material more resistant to moisture than cotton tents. In addition to the reduced weight, which is another important reason why lightweight campers often polyester or nylon preferable to cotton. On bicycle or motorcycle, you have, after all, no time to dry your tent. This is so often packed wet. Moreover, taking a polyester or nylon tent than cotton much less water; a decisive plus for itinerant campers. Below are more tips on storing your tent after the holidays.

Go with a wet tent

Is your tent still damp on the day of departure? Put him on the trip loose in the car so there is still air in the tent and can not “choked”. Not fold it tightly in a closed bag or pocket. Once home, you can explain the tent in a space that is at room temperature. Do this as soon as possible! Regularly run or hang out in its entirety and dry is the best advice we can give. The tent once bone-dry, then brush it thoroughly with a soft brush. Then put them in a room as dry as possible, so preferably not in a basement. The tent is ready for a new camping season!

Leaky tent

Does your tent long stood in the rain, the impregnation can be flushed out of the tent. In such a case, the tent ‘talk’. Fortunately, you can easily handle a cotton tent with mold resistant impregnation. Polyester tents are harder to treat against leakage than cotton tents. These tents are in fact waterproofed by a coating, not impregnated like a cotton tent. Nice to know: coat makes a waterproof canvas, impregnating makes it water repellent.

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