Rockland harbor at dawn

Cleaning and aftercare

Your canvas works hard

Treat it well

Sun beats down. Wind pulls at fabric, zips and Velcro. Then canvas gets taken down, folded, rolled and stored, which can be hard on glass and fabric, too.

Then there’s the birds.

Proper care and cleaning will help your boat canvas look great, last longer and be easier to handle.

Spick and span

When your season is over, our professional, affordable cleaning service will spruce up your canvas and cushion covers in no time.

While you’re at it, why not let us give everything the once over with a thorough check and repair that will catch any little niggles (like broken stitches or chaffed fabric) before they become a big headache. We’ll make sure everything is ship shape, then let you know when your pieces are ready to collect.

Of course we also offer a take down and installation service alongside cleaning, check and repair, so you can leave it all to us if you prefer. Please ring to make an appointment.

Easy does it DIY

First things first. Ensuring your canvas is completely dry before storing it for the Winter will help avoid heartache come Spring. Mildew will set in before you know it on canvas that is even slightly damp, especially along stitch lines or layers of fabric, and in many cases mildew stains are the hardest to shift.

Sunbrella’s advice for cleaning marine canvas is a great place to start for help with care and cleaning if sunscreen, pets or the odd drop of red wine got where it shouldn’t have.

Taking a few minutes each season to lubricate zips or polish glass will not only help them work better and last longer, but might even help you spot minor repairs that need a mend before they grow into headaches. For those who can visit our shop in Rockland, Maine, we’ve got the cleaning products, lubricants and tools you need to do the job right.

Tired of struggling with snaps?

You can use the same tool we do. Buy this professional snap tool at our online shop.

Professional snap tool available now.
Nice smooth tight canvas from Gemini
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