Good quality and strong pop up gazebos are gaining its popularity all the time with their versatility making them ideal for just about any type of outdoor events, large or small. From weddings, markets and corporate events to barbeques and intimate garden parties, the uses are endless.
But they all need looking after and it’s important that owners and users properly care for theirs. You don’t really want to replace your gazebo every year, so it’s a good idea to ensure it survives the unpredictable British weather.
If you’re intending on getting your pop up gazebo out of storage for the coming fine weather, check that it’s been kept well and is not covered in mould or mildew. Any damp left from last year could have festered. If you have got a touch of mould though, it’s relatively easy to clean off the fabric.
Pick a fine day so you can clean outside without the rain making a mess and brush off any dirt – it’s amazing how many people simply pack away their gazebo each year without cleaning it properly.
Get hold of a proprietary mildew remover, or use detergent, and apply to affected areas and give it a scrub. The sun is a natural mould remover, so once you’ve got the worst off, leave it out in the sunshine for as long as possible.
Don’t forget to give the frame a wipe down to keep it looking shiny, clean any dust or dirt from inside the lower legs and brackets, spray any joints and the outer and inner legs with some WD40 spray or similar, not only will the joints move freely but the gazebo will go up easier as the leg brackets will glide nice and smoothly up the legs. Lastly check all the nuts and bolts are not loose or missing but remember not to over-tighten as this will make it harder to set up the gazebo, just make sure everything moves nice and freely. Now you’re ready to set up your gazebo and enjoy.
Top Tip: Any time you take it down during the year it is worth giving the fabric a quick clean and brushing off the worst of the dirt. Always let it dry completely before you fold away, even if you plan on getting it out again in a couple of weeks. This should prevent any build-up of mould and will make it much easier to clean properly at the end of the year when you come to packing away the portable gazebo for the winter.