Tips and steps for Tent Tarpaulin Cleaning and Maintenance

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Polyvinyl chloride coated tent tarpaulin are well known for its waterproof, flame retardant and tear strength performance. But that doesn’t mean it can be used forever once installed. The PVC membrane also requires cleaning and maintenance to prolong its lifespan.

How the tent tarpaulin is made?

In order to find out the most proper way to clean the tent tarpaulin, it is essential to find out how it is made and what should be prevented when cleaning.
The mostly used tarpaulins when roofing tents are double-sided PVC coated synthetic fiber. This is the vinyl that evenly applied with the dissolved PVC colloidal particles through blade coating technology. And forming the anti-ultraviolet, waterproof, windproof, anti-corrosion, and mildew layer. Which also makes the tarpaulin should be kept away from strong acid washing solution when cleaning or waerhousing.

How to properly clean PVC coated tent tarpaulin?

  • Spread the tarpaulin on an clean, even ground or lawn. In order to prevent extra scrape or cracked, there should be no crushed gravel or sharp objects on the ground.
  • Gently sweep off the dirt and gravel with soft scrub brushes or broom.
  • Apply tarpaulin cleaner and brush. In order to pretect the Polyvinyl chloride coating, it is always better to use pure water, the mixture of vinegar and water, or non-abrasive pH neutral detergent.
    For large tarp cleaning, you can also ask the professional cleaning company or clean machines to do the job.
  • Throughly rinse. The accumulation of chemical contaminants on the roof surface gradually leads to the corrosion and migration of plasticizers from the membrane.
  • Air-dry, fold up and store. Put it under ventilated shady stockroom. Or you can also reapply it to the tent following the tarpaulin installation instructions.


Keeping the roof tarpaulin clean is also esential to extend the useful life of the tents an important part, especially for the commerical warehouse, or warehouse store that requires a nice appearance of the tents.

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