Cover Care

We recommend the following guidelines to help maintain and prolong the life of your cover. Folding: If you need to fold panels, try to put in as few folds as possible as some fabric colours are susceptible to creasing. When unfolding covers allow them a bit of time to find their shape before fixing them […]

Water Droplets on Blue Canvas

We recommend the following guidelines to help maintain and prolong the life of your cover.

Folding:

If you need to fold panels, try to put in as few folds as possible as some fabric colours are susceptible to creasing. When unfolding covers allow them a bit of time to find their shape before fixing them into place, especially if the fabric is cold.

Condensation:

When warm air rises in the atmosphere and hits a cold surface, the water vapour in the air turns to liquid.
Moisture in the air from breathing, cooking, and washing etc does not always escape. It can build up and cause damp and mould growth. Therefore, it is important to ventilate the cover to prevent this from happening

Cleaning:

We recommend cleaning your cover by hosing it down as soon as it gets dirty to limit the risk of long term staining from bird droppings, tree sap and mould and algae etc. In addition to this, we recommend thoroughly cleaning your cover 1-2 times a year. However, do not jet wash, as this will destroy the thread and can damage the fabric.

It is crucial that you know exactly how to clean your canvasman product, so for more detailed information read our ‘How to Clean your Canvasman Cover’ page.

Preventing Windows from Misting Up:

When rolling up door panels or whole side panels, roll them so the smooth part is on the outside and the gutter created by the roll is on the inside. To allow the water to run-off, and prevent it from getting into the rolls of the cover.

If your panel has windows and you up roll it up while it’s wet, then the window material can go misty. You would need to unroll the panel to dry ASAP, or within a couple of days latest.
If this happens and the window goes misty, it usually clears when dried out, but occasionally can leave a permanent mist.

Additionally, if the canvas is rolled or folded up while wet it can go mouldy if left. The MGC and other cotton or part cotton canvas, will not rot. However, they can still develop nasty mould that’s very difficult to clean (especially lighter colours).

Replacing missing fittings:

Replace any missing or broken fittings ASAP to limit further damage to your cover occurring. Contact Canvasman for any replacement fittings.

All cleaning and reproofing products along with replacement fittings and tools are available from Canvasman. We also offer a cleaning and reproofing service, call us for a quote.