How To Wash A Tent?

Can you wash a tent in the washing machine?

So, never machine wash a tent in a top loading washer as it can cause damage to your tent.

Washing machines can tear fabric and tent seams, melt fabrics, delaminate waterproofing.

Use a sponge, and a non-detergent soap and gently hand wash and rinse the tent.

How do you clean a moldy tent?

The famous mildew cleaner:

  • Add 1 quart of liquid chlorine bleach to 3 quarts of warm water.
  • Add 1/3 cup of powdered laundry detergent.
  • Mix thoroughly and place in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the mixture onto the mildewed area. Let it sit until the black mildew turns white.

Can you pressure wash a tent?

Pressure Washer Use: Many tent owners use a pressure washer. The pressure washer is excellent for spraying the TENT CLEANER onto the dry fabric. It is also a good way to rinse the tent after cleaning. Be sure to keep a good distance from the surface, at least 24″ or better.

How do you wash a tent footprint?

Use a non-abrasive sponge, cold water and a non-detergent soap. Gently scrub soiled areas by hand, being extra gentle on coated areas of the floor and fly. Avoid household cleaners such as harsh dish soaps, bleach, spot removers or laundry presoaking products.