A pop up gazebo is a structure that comprises of four supporting poles and a roof covered with a specifically designed weather proof fabric. It provides a shelter or a resting place in outdoor and other public areas. Since pop up gazebo is exposed to the elements all day, it naturally becomes a magnet for dust, grime, mold and mildew. Cleaning your gazebo cover once or twice a year will keep it looking good and protect your investment at the same time.
Some steps for cleaning your cover
1 Fill a large bucket with warm water and add mild detergent to the water while you are filling it up. The amount of soap you use depends on how dirty your marquees are.
2 Agitate the water until it is mixed completely and suds begin to form.
3 Dip your soft bristle broom into the soapy water and brush it onto the marquee for sale canopy.
4 Scrub gently with the broom to remove the mildew and stain build up.
5 For stubborn areas, moisten a sponge with the soapy water and scrub carefully.
6 After cleaning rinse the cover completely removing all of the cleaning agents residue.
7 Repeat as necessary until the dirt and stains are removed to your satisfaction.
8 Allow the canopy to dry completely. In the sun is preferred, if possible.
- Removing sap and dirt immediately (or at least on a regular basis) will make cleaning much easier and more effective.
- For mildew, a mild bleach/water mixture will help to kill and remove the mold spores
- If you only want to prevent the presence of mold and mildew on your pop up gazebo, the Jomax Mold and Mildew Shield is another product to consider using. It is great for interior and exterior use on fiberglass, tile, grout, fabrics, paint, vinyl, plastic and more. To apply, simply spray one even coat on surface. Sprays on white to show coverage and then dries clear for efficient application. Your surface will look clean and good as new.
- After the pop up gazebo is nice and clean, you can protect it from the sun, water, and other elements with any type of fabric guard like 303 High Tech Fabric Guard. This Fabric Guard can protect pop up gazebo from deteriorating quickly. In addition, it is safe for the environment, as it is non-toxic.