kanishaa asked this question on 5/15/2000:
What is the best way to clean my canvas cover, can I put it in a washing machine?
TrueBlueCanvas gave this response on 5/16/2000:
I do not recommend cleaning your Boat Canvas in a washing machine. If you do so the canvas could lose its water repellency and could also shrink.
If you have already done so you might need to buy a sealer to restore the water repellency of your canvas.
The best way to clean your canvas would be to lay it out on a wooden deck or a grassy area. Wet it with a hose, then take a soft brush and gently scrub it until the dirt is loosened enough to be washed away. You could also use a very diluted soap solution to help loosen the dirt.
Do not ever use bleach to clean your canvas, you would not like to see the result of that!
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