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Cleaning Your Canopy
Your canopy will occasionally get dirty, even when in storage. Try these methods to remove dirt and other debris from your canopy.

  • Remove your canopy from the frame if you anticipate severe weather such as rain, snow, or strong winds.

  • Should your canopy sag due to retaining too much water during light rains, consider adding extra grommet holes for better drainage.

  • It is highly recommened that an outdoor fabric protector such as 303 High-Tech Fabric Guard, Solar Shield Protection, Eco Advance WaterTight, Trek7 AquaArmor, or similar product be applied before installing the canopy for the first time. If you have not done so yet, please consider this step to help preserve the canopy and extend its life.




Light Dirt:
Materials

-    1 hose with high pressure ability (NOT a pressure washer)
-    1 soft-medium bristled scrub brush

Directions:
  • 1. Spread out canopy on a clean, flat surface
  • 2. Spray down the canopy with a hose
  • 3. Scrub with a brush where needed
  • 4. Let dry completely before reinstalling




Stubborn / Heavy soil:
Materials:

-    8oz (1 cup) vinegar
-    2oz (1/4 cup) mild detergent (non- concentrated)
-    1 gal. water
-    Soft, medium bristled scrub brush

Directions:
  • 1. Spread canopy out on a clean, flat surface
  • 2. Mix water, vinegar, and detergent in a bucket
  • 3. Liberally apply the solution to stains and dirt, scrubbing with the brush
  • 4. Allow scrubbed in solution to soak for 10-15 minutes
  • 5. Rinse thoroughly with a hose (NOT a pressure washer)
  • 6. Let dry completely before reinstalling
Please Note: You will need to reapply any water or UV protective agents that you had applied previously after this method of cleaning.



Tree Sap:
Materials:

-    Alcohol based hand sanitizer
-    Soft brush or sponge

Directions:
  • 1. Liberally apply alcohol based hand sanitizer on sappy area, let sit for 1-3 minutes
  • 2. Gently scrub effected area with a brush or sponge, trying not to spread the sap
  • 3. Rinse off completely with a hose (NOT a pressure washer)
  • 4. Let dry completely before reinstalling