Despite the fact that RV awning fabric is one of the strongest synthetic fabrics, and can withstand enormous loads, it needs care like any other. If you follow the necessary requirements when using automobile awnings, as well as industrial facilities made of this material, you can significantly extend the service life of the product.
Do not use chlorine-containing substances and solvents when cleaning your awning. Warm soapy water and a sponge or a soft brush will perfectly cope with dirt, and do not damage the protective layer of PVC. The technology is quite simple – the surface is treated with a soapy solution, left for 5-10 minutes, then washed with a sponge and a stream of warm water. If necessary, the procedure can be repeated.
However, it is worth bearing in mind that particularly heavy dirt, when the car awning has not been cleaned for several years, with an ordinary soapy solution will not be able to remove. In this case, it is customary to use special detergents based on alkali, which can remove even stale dirt. Car washes often use such agents as Nerta, Atas Dimer, Cleanol and others. After applying the detergent, you must also give it time to dissolve the dirt, 5-10 minutes, and you can begin washing the awning.
But it is best not to bring the awning to such a state, and remove small, localized dirt in a timely manner. This will not only extend its life, but also keep it fresh and presentable for longer. Especially if the awning car is a kind of “the face of the company, bears the advertising slogans and images.
It is worth considering that the image applied by screen printing, is not afraid of frequent washing, and will remain on the awning throughout its life. Full color printing is much less resistant to detergents, and time to time will be more and more erased until it disappears completely. Therefore, the owners of awnings with this type of advertising, it is worth choosing a more gentle and gentle way to remove dirt.
If it so happens that the awning of your car has already served its useful life, and needs to be replaced, we will be pleased to offer you the manufacture of new, as well as repair and replacement of worn parts carcass. Our experienced professionals will make the dismantling of the old and installation of a new cloth in the shortest possible time.
How to wash a cargo awning
Your awnings and canopies should be cleaned regularly to prevent exposure to contaminants on the awning that cause premature deterioration of the material. Also, the longer dirt stays on your awning, the more likely it is that the contaminants will become permanent.
Automobile exhausts, industrial precipitation, fungus, mold, bird droppings in prolonged contact over a long period of time, deteriorate the properties of the thread. Thus destroying the seams and shortening the service life of your tarpaulin.
Keeping your awning clean will save you from the premature cost of buying a new product, but it will also give you the added advantage of an attractive clean appearance. After all, an awning is the facade of your home or business. It’s your signage. It’s your appearance.
So, for cleaning you will need: a hose with a sprayer (Atawningion. Never use a high pressure washer unless you have restrictive pressure nozzles. The high pressure washer can cause damage to your awning).
So, let’s move on to the awning cleaning process itself, which is recommended by fabric manufacturers.
First you will need: fabric stain remover, manufactured by 303 Products AC-12 (acrylic), AC-22 (vinyl), and liquid soap. You can, if possible, use stain removers from other manufacturers, like “Powerwash” or “Fabric Guard. You’ll also need a bucket and a brush with medium-hard bristles and an extension rod. You can also use a sponge and towel if possible, a ladder, and a hand sprayer.
Preparing to clean. For best results, it is not recommended to clean your awning in direct sunlight in the middle of the day or in windy weather. Always check the seams on both sides before cleaning. So that the awning does not tear during cleaning. Before you start cleaning the entire awning, I highly recommend that you try your solution and cleanability on a small area of the awning. Be sure to use rubber gloves to protect your hands.
Cleaning the awning:
- Fill the bucket with warm, not hot water, preferably 50-60Co.
- For 10 liters of water you need to add 250 ml of liquid soap or 100 ml of concentrate (AC-12 if you are cleaning cloth, AC-22 if the awning is made of PVC). Mix thoroughly.
- Rinse the awning thoroughly with clean water and remove any unabsorbed dirt and debris.
- Then use a brush to apply the cleaning solution from the bucket, and in areas of particular dirt, spray the undiluted concentrate with a hand sprayer. After spraying, using circular motions, starting from the bottom and gradually working your way up, this will help you get rid of streaks and smudges (do not clean more than 8m2 per cycle, this will prevent the cleaning solution from drying on the awning fabric).
- Rinse the awning thoroughly with clean fresh water.
- Repeat steps 4-5 if necessary.
Your awning is clean again and is pleasing to the eye with its spotless appearance.
Camper awning of covering material, without a doubt, a universal thing. You can hide from bad weather and heat, you can protect your equipment and cargo, you can set the point of sale and build a hangar.
Of course, depending on the functional requirements, the price of different awnings will vary. But, despite the price, all the covering materials have unique properties – durability, resistance to moisture and the effects of the external environment.
The need for cleaning
For all its unpreawningiousness, any covering material requires maintenance. This is especially true for the field of road transport. Here, the fabric experiences the most intense stresses. On the outer layer accumulates oil stains, dirt, substances contained in the exhaust gases. This leads to the destruction of the protective layer, and, consequently, to a reduction in the service life of the material.
Of course, for domestic needs, you can buy a awning cloth lighter and with less protection, but after its use, before storage, it must also be cleaned and dried.
How to Clean
To clean the covering materials use water with the addition of soapy solutions. Preliminarily, the surface of the fabric is cleaned with a hair brush of medium hardness. It is important to know that metal brushes should not be used, they will damage the protective layer of the material. After applying the soap solution, it is necessary to sustain it for a quarter of an hour and rinse it with a stream of water. If necessary, repeat the procedure.
Usually, when you buy a awning or perform sewing canopies, the manufacturer recommends how to care for the fabric. There are also special products on sale. They are sold in the tourist goods departments and in auto stores. Using them not only cleans the material, but also creates a protective layer on the cleaned surfaces.
How do I clean my truck awning?
PVC awning fabric is often installed on truck bodies, trailers and semi-trailers, as well as passenger car trailers. During use, the fabric is covered with dirt, which must be cleaned. So how to properly clean a PVC cloth awning?
When cleaning PVC fabric, you should keep in mind that it is a synthetic material and we do not recommend the use of chlorine-containing substances and solvents. Ordinary dirt can be cleaned with warm soapy water, using a soft brush, sponge or rag. After applying the soapy solution, allow it to stand for some time, then rinse it off with a sponge or cloth. Repeat if necessary. If the fabric is heavily stained, or has not been cared for for several years, normal soapy water might not do the job. In such cases, we recommend the use of specialized chemicals that will effortlessly clean the surface from heavy dirt. Such substances are usually used in car washes. Such a preparation should be applied to the dirty surface and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with a jet of water, or with a sponge or brush.
In such cases, we recommend that in the future not to lead to such a condition. Regular care with soapy water is cheap, prolongs the life span and it’s just nice to have a clean awning.
I should say a little about awnings with the printed image. There are two types of images on awnings: screen and full color printing. Screen printing is not afraid of washing throughout the life of the awning. Full color printing is not as stable, and over time, no matter how the print wears off. Therefore, if you have an awning with a print we recommend that you do not wash the print too badly, but rather opt for regular, gentle care with soapy water and without abrasives or strong water jets.
If it does happen that your awning requires repair or complete replacement, our company is ready to perform these works.