Cleaning dirt off a camper trailer canvas is essential to maintain its appearance and prolong its lifespan. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you clean your camper trailer canvas:

  1. Preparation:
    • Set up the camper trailer so the canvas is taut. This will make cleaning easier.
    • Remove any loose items from inside the camper to prevent them from getting wet.
  2. Dry Cleaning:
    • Before introducing any water, use a soft-bristle brush or a broom to gently brush off any loose dirt, dust, or debris from the canvas. This will prevent you from rubbing the dirt into the canvas when you wet it.
  3. Spot Cleaning:
    • For small spots or stains, use a mild soap (like dish soap) diluted in water. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the solution and gently rub the stained area in a circular motion. Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach, as they can damage the canvas and its waterproofing properties.
  4. General Cleaning:
    • Mix a mild soap solution in a bucket of water. Using a soft cloth or sponge, gently scrub the canvas. Start from the top and work your way down to ensure the dirty water runs off.
    • Rinse thoroughly with clean water using a hose. Ensure all soap is rinsed off, as any residue can attract dirt and affect the canvas’s waterproofing.
  5. Mold and Mildew:
    • Use Canvas Magic Mould Remover
  6. Drying:
    • Allow the canvas to air dry completely before packing it away. This is crucial to prevent mold and mildew growth. Ideally, let it dry in the sun, as UV rays can help kill any remaining mold spores.
  7. Waterproofing:
    • After cleaning, you might need to re-waterproof the canvas, especially if water no longer beads up on its surface. Use the Australian made Dynaproof canvas waterproofing spray or solution, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Storage:
    • When storing your camper trailer, ensure the canvas is completely dry. Store in a cool, dry place to prevent mold and mildew growth.

Note: Always check the manufacturer’s care instructions before cleaning, as some camper trailer canvases may have specific cleaning requirements or restrictions.