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Boat Canvas on the Great Sacandaga Lake
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Here are some tips on boat canvas and interior care and maintenance.

Boat canvas is subjected to more severe punishment than practically any other type of canvas or fabric item. Although canvas products adhere to rigid specifications, they should not be neglected for long periods of time, especially during inclement weather. Maintain marine canvas to ensure longevity. The real key to canvas longevity is like all things in life, maintenance. Keep your canvas clean of dust, dirt and environmental residue on a regular basis. Top fabrics should be cleaned of any dirt buildup at regular intervals. The following tips can be used on most fabrics made for outdoors use.

The fabric itself will not support the growth of mildew, but if dirt or moisture is allowed to remain on the fabric for any length of time, it will support mildew growth. Dirt can create a starting point for mildew when moisture is present. Cleaning periodically with a recommended mild cleaner and water will extend the life of the canvas and provide a better appearance. Using too a strong cleaner will damage delicate surfaces like fabric and plastics. As you know it is expensive to have them replaced. You should only use a cleaner that is designed specifically for marine fabrics to ensure you do not wash away your water repellent coating.

Start with a bucket of warm water (if possible) and the recommended amount of cleaner. Apply the cleaner with a dense, soft brush. Don't let the soap dry! Rinse well, repeat steps again if you don't get the results you wanted the first time. Stitching around windows seems to be a place where dark stains and mildew take hold. It is especially important to let the cleaner have a chance to loosen the dirt; don't be in a hurry to rinse the area. After the cleaner has had a chance to lift the dirt it is time to scrub around all the stitching. Rinse well!

By Rick Ostler


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