How to Keep Your Child’s Tent Clean

Although most of the play tents you buy online are strong and durable, that does not necessarily mean that they are free from getting dirty. Every time you set up your child’s play tent, they are always guaranteed to be covered with dust and stains; and when you set them up outside, they are very likely to be covered with mud and stains, especially in the event of inclement weather. That’s why, it’s best to keep your child’s play tent at all times.

Always clean the tent before folding it down and place it inside its bag or carry case. In case pre-pack cleaning is not an option, get the tent back up as soon as you can. The best way to clean a tent is when it is standing up because it will be harder to clean and harder to dry when it falls.

Most play tents sold are treated with special chemicals to make them waterproof, stain resistant as well as mold resistant. So it is not necessary or advisable to wash them. Washing the tent can ruin and deteriorate its waterproof finish. If your child’s plaque tent is dusty and dirty from regular indoor use, the best way to clean it is to use a brush and vacuum. Shake the tent outside and brush or brush as much dirt as you can. Use a small hand-held vacuum to remove the remaining dirt.

If your child’s play tent is stained, it is advisable to take a deeper clean. Choose a cleaner that does not contain detergent and if possible use the one specifically intended for cleaning tents and similar materials. Mix the cleaner with water in the amount specified on the bottle.

Using a detergent to clean the tent is not a good idea as its chemicals can break down any special layers the tent may have. After rinsing thoroughly, pipe the tent down for the last time just to make sure all the cleaner is removed. Be sure to dry it completely before packing it away.

In case your child’s play tent has molds, you’ll need something stronger to remove. Half a cup of water and half a cup of vinegar will do the trick – spray it on the tent or soak the tent in the mixture, depending on the size of the area that needs cleaning. After soaking for some time, scrub the mold off with a brush and rinse the tent thoroughly. Again, make sure you dry it completely before storing it away.

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