Canvas cover dos and don’ts
DO pick a good day
Pick a day when you can be sure of good weather and you have enough time set aside to do the job in one go. Stopping part way through the process can leave ugly tide marks.
DO use the right products
For the best results, check out our list of recommended products. Don’t use washing up liquid, shampoo or any other random cleaning products as these are likely to damage the fabric.
DO make sure that your cover is correctly tensioned
Badly tensioned hoods will encourage rain to pool in your hood which can damage the canvas.
DO regularly ventilate your cover
Unzip your hood to provide some ventilation. This is especially important when cooking or doing laundry as this can cause condensation, mould and mildew and, eventually, staining.
DON’T scrub too hard
Stained covers might need a little extra attention, but don’t scrub too hard as this can cause damage to the fabric and threads.
DON’T rush it
Be sure to let the cover dry before starting the reproofing process as some stains will only become visible when the cover is dry.