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The Best Way to Clean Your Camper Trailer Canvas

Expert Canvas Care for Platinum Camper Trailers

Canvas Care for Platinum Campers

The beauty of Australia is encapsulated in its vast landscapes, ever-changing weather, and boundless adventures. Amidst this backdrop, your camper trailer becomes more than just a vehicle—it’s your mobile home, your shelter, and an integral part of your journey. At the heart of this protective barrier is the canvas, which when cared for correctly, can weather many a storm and sunlit day. With Platinum Campers, you get the perfect blend of resilience and comfort. And with the right care, you can ensure your camper remains in pristine condition for years to come.

Protecting Against the Dampness, Moisture and Mould

One of the primary threats to camper canvas is moisture. Whether it’s from heavy rain or morning dew, the residual dampness can become a breeding ground for mould and mildew. At Platinum Campers, we always advise adventurers to allow the canvas to dry thoroughly before packing it up. If circumstances force a hasty pack-up, ensure you open the camper as soon as possible when back home, to allow everything to dry before longer term storage. 

If you do encounter the unfortunate presence of mould on your canvas, turn to Canvas Magic. It effectively kills the mould and provides a protective layer to prevent its return, ensuring your canvas stays in top condition.

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Regular Inspections for Leaks

Despite the best care, occasional leaks might develop in your canvas. Regularly checking for these ensures minor issues don’t grow into significant problems. Set up your camper and simulate a downpour with a hose or, if you’re feeling adventurous, wait for nature to do the testing during a rainstorm! If a leak is detected, products like Bush and Beach Canvas Sealer come in handy. They help reseal your canvas, ensuring it remains as waterproof as the day you got it. However, for more extensive leaks or concerns, always consult with a professional.

Another step in reinforcing the integrity of your canvas is ‘seasoning’. Regularly wetting and drying the canvas allows its fibres to contract. This process ensures that minor pinholes don’t graduate into significant issues.

Cleanliness is Canvas Happiness

The adventures you embark upon will expose your canvas to a variety of elements—dirt, insects, and even bird droppings.

Maintaining a clean canvas isn’t merely about aesthetics; it directly contributes to the longevity and efficiency of your camper trailer’s canvas. Proper cleaning can also enhance the canvas’s natural water resistance, making your shelter more effective against the elements. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensuring your canvas is not just clean, but also in optimal condition:

  1. Dry Brushing:

    • Before any wet cleaning, ensure to brush off any loose dirt, debris, or dried mud. Use a soft bristle brush or broom to gently sweep across the canvas surface. This step is vital, as wetting the canvas with these particles on can lead to stains or scrubbing-induced damage.
  2. Gentle Hosing:

    • After brushing, lightly hose down the canvas to dampen it. Use a low-pressure setting to avoid damaging the canvas fibers. This will help in loosening any stubborn dirt.
  3. Spot Cleaning:

    • For localized stains, bird droppings, or residue, use a soft cloth or sponge with clean cold water to gently rub the affected area. It’s essential to avoid abrasive tools or scrubbers which can damage the canvas’s protective layer.
  4. Avoid Harsh Chemicals:

    • While it may be tempting to use soaps or detergents to treat stubborn stains, these can strip the canvas of its natural oils, making it more susceptible to damage and reducing its water resistance. Instead, opt for specialized canvas cleaning products or gentle natural cleansers if necessary.
  5. Mould & Mildew Treatment:

    • If your canvas falls prey to mould, it’s essential to treat it promptly. Canvas Magic is an excellent solution in such cases. Not only does it kill the mould, but it also offers a protective layer to prevent its recurrence.
  6. Rinse and Repeat:

    • After cleaning, ensure you thoroughly rinse off any residue with clean water. Once done, allow the canvas to air dry completely before packing it away. This step is vital as storing damp canvas can encourage mould growth.
  7. Regular Maintenance:

    • Depending on your usage and the conditions you often camp in, it’s wise to schedule regular cleaning sessions. While spot cleaning can be done as required, a comprehensive clean at least once or twice a year can help in maintaining the canvas’s integrity.
Investing in Adventures with Platinum Campers

Your Platinum Camper is more than a purchase; it’s an investment into countless memories and explorations. Our mission is to ensure unparalleled quality, and with the right care, the canvas remains a testament to our commitment. Proper maintenance, combined with timely treatments like Canvas Magic and Bush and Beach Canvas Sealer, ensures that your trips remain seamless, safe, and memorable.

Embark on Your Next Adventure with Confidence

With Platinum Campers, you’re not just buying a product but joining a community passionate about quality and adventure. As you gear up for your next expedition, remember that maintaining your camper, especially its canvas, is integral to ensuring the journey is as beautiful as the destination. And whenever you’re in doubt or need guidance, the Platinum Campers family is just a call away, always ready to assist.

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