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Boat Covers...Keeping It Clean from Mildew

Posted by: Area Tent & Canvas on 04/01/2013

Fabric's worst natural enemies are moisture, darkness. dirt, insects, leaves and tree sap. Each of these elements are problematic to fabric itself, but any two of these elements together can lead to much bigger problems in the form of MILDEW!

Mildew is a living fungus that grows on dirt and other organic material. If it remains on the fabric any length of time, it will deteriorate the fibers and weaken the stability of the fabric. Preventative maintainance includes cleaning with a soft bristle brush to remove any loose dirt, a mild soap and hosing the fabric regularly-remembering to let it dry completely before storage. Always check manufacturers' care instructions before using any available cleaning product.

A great follow-up to your cleaning job will be a stop at Area Tent & Canvas 1111 S. Orr Rd Hemlock MI 48626 989-642-2255(a Mid-Michigan/Great Lakes Bay Region Custom Boat Canvas Shop)for canvas repair/resew and zipper replacement plus to pick up canvas waterproofing sealant to reseal your boat cover to repel water and making it look brand new again.

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