How to clean a canvas gazebo canopy

by Jack Gardener on February 1, 2010 · 0 comments

in Garden Structures,Gazebo

St Tropez canopy

St Tropez canopy

With winter finally coming to an end and signs that spring is on its way, now is the time to start getting your garden in shape. If you did not take your canvas canopy or gazebo sails down over the winter they will need a good clean to restore them to their former glory.

You may find that your gazebo canopy has black stains which could be from a variety of things. Trees deposit all kinds of dirt and pollen over your gazebo and mould can sometimes also begin to build up.  Follow my simple steps to have your canopy looking good as new for the spring!

You will need:

  • Detergent or mild home cleaning product
  • Soft haired broom
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Old clean towels or cloths
  • Hosepipe

The cleaning process

Firstly fill the bucket with warm water and add the detergent or mild home cleaning product. Mix the liquids together until suds begin to form. As you begin to clean you must judge how frequently you will need to refresh the bucket of liquid so that you are using clean water.
Use the soft haired brush to brush the cleaning fluid over the canopy, scrubbing gently to remove the mould, mildew and stains. On those really stubborn spots use the sponge and scrub carefully. After cleaning rinse the cover completely removing all of the cleaning agents residue. Inspect the canopy and repeat the process if some of the stains are still showing. Finally allow the canopy to dry out completely before storing away.

Jacks top tips – To make cleaning easier in the future, remove sap and dirt on a regular basis and use a mild bleach and water mix on mould and mildew spots.

If you are looking for a more permanent gazebo structure for your garden check out the fabulous range of gazebos at Jacks Garden Store.

Good luck

Gardener Jack

About The Author

Jack Gardener has been gardening all his life, and is passionate about passing on his experience to the next generation of gardeners.

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