How To Clean A Canvas Boat Cover

The hull of your boat is like its skin. Keep it in good
condition, and the rest of the boat will reflect that. But what about the top of your boat? How do you protect
your boat from above? A canvas boat cover isn’t an accessory—it’s a vital part
of your boat that protects the rest of it. And a properly-cleaned canvas boat
cover will help your boat look its best, protecting the rest of your boat from
weather and sun damage. So here’s how to clean a canvas boat cover with ease!

Step One: Acquiring
Versatile Boat Cleaners

Cleaning a canvas boat cover can be difficult. You often
have to spread it out on a flat surface just to get at each of the areas. And you
have to be sure that the chemicals you use won’t do any damage to the canvas
itself. The key is to explore the right Boat Cleaners
and identify a versatile cleaning product that can do the trick. Boat Cleaner from BoatLIFE
is your go-to choice here. It’s environmentally safe and non-phosphate, plus
it’s gentle enough to handle canvas.

With Boat Cleaner in hand, create a water-cleaner solution
to thin it out and ensure that you get full coverage from the boat cleaner.
Then use a large sponge or brush to clean off the canvas. Give it a good rinse
with a hose and give it a place to drain, allowing it to dry again before you
use it. You’ll have a canvas cleaner you can use for a long time, and Boat
Cleaner can double as do-it-all cleaner for any spot on your boat!

Step Two: Follow the
Proper Procedure

We know what you’re thinking: “procedure? For boat
cleaning?” But it’s important that you clean the proper way to prevent issues like drying, cracking, and even
unsightly water spots. There are a few basic ideas here:

  • Give
    yourself plenty of room.
    A canvas boat cover can be very large. Wthout
    enough room to clean, you face a lot of maneuvering, folding, and awkward
    positions. Take the time to find some open space so you can clean it
    effectively.
  • Use the
    right tools.
    A small kitchen sponge isn’t going to get the job done—at
    least not anytime soon. Find a larger brush that will make quick work of the canvas
    so you can get it drying.
  • Proper
    rinsing and drying.
    These two steps go hand-in-hand, but you’d be surprised
    at how many boat owners forget all about them. The rinsing gets rid of the last
    of the soap while the drying ensures an attractive final finish.

These steps might not seem essential, but they’ll help turn
a whole afternoon of work into a simple task of boat maintenance. Keep browsing
through all our boating cleaning
and maintenance products
to find the tools to make your boating maintenance
easier—every single time.

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