If you are using your marquee for special events, or if it just needs a good clean, a specialised PVC/PE cleaner is a must. The detergent also works as a degreaser and is designed specifically for use with plastic surfaces and will leave your marquee or gazebo looking absolutely spick and span! More on why we recommend this particular cleaner and how best to use it to clean and care for your tent is outlined in the guide below.
To protect the material of your PE or PVC tent in the long term and thus prevent the development of mould and other heavy soiling, it's important that you clean your tent regularly inside and out. On top of regular maintenance, you might have occasional mishaps, for instance with coffee or wine spills, children's 'art work' or plain old mud splashes.
For light soiling you can use common cleaning agents such as a cloth, rag or sponge moistened in soapy water. Use the soft sponge to carefully clean the surface of your tent while its standing. Never wash your tarpaulin in the washing machine! Neither the PE nor PVC material is suitable for use in a washing machine. You may have a nice clean tent fabric, but damage is likely to occur!
However, cleaning with household products is unlikely to prevent the build-up of grime and dirt over the long term. In this case simple cleaning agents will no longer be sufficient. Some fats or oils are almost impossible to remove. So over time your gazebo or marquee will lose some of its shine. We strongly recommend against using other industrial cleaning products (e.g. Acetone), where there is a risk of causing damage, including dissolving the seams. Our recommendation: a highly alkaline cleaning product specifically designed for use with PVC and PE surfaces.
To combat stubborn dirt such as grease, oil residues, soot, mould, grass stains, tar or other hard-to-remove incrustations, you need a grease dissolving cleaner. We recommend our PVC and PE cleaner for marquees and gazebos.
This is a highly alkaline, liquid concentrate, and you will discover its fast-acting cleaning power on first use. This tarpaulin solvent cleaner removes even the strongest dirt and is especially designed for cleaning plastic surfaces. The cleaning product is highly effective even in low application concentrations. In the online shop of House of Tents you'll find our PE and PVC cleaner in 1000 ml bottles. It is a high-performance industrial cleaner, with a pH value of 13.5.
Regular cleaning and care is recommended, but we know it's not always possible. Even if its something you'd rather avoid and your last intensive clean was long ago, the PE- and PVC-cleaner is strong enough to cut through caked-on grime and can restore the entire tent to its original shine.
The correct use of the solvent cleaner is important both for your own safety, and for the safety of the tent materials. Because of its hard-acting scouring formulation, and its ability to remove the most stubborn stains cleanly, you should ensure that the following recommendations are observed:
Using a suitable solvent cleaning product is important, particularly for cleaning PVC windows. Any grime or grease will show immediately, affecting your guests' view. Using an unsuitable cleaning product on the windows could have a lasting effect on their transparency. Use a specialised PVC/PE plastic cleaning agent to ensure the windows remain clear and perfectly transparent for years to come.
The PE and PVC cleaner can also be used for a wide array of tasks. Thanks to its ability to remove even the most stubborn dirt, this tarpaulin cleaner is ideal for cleaning all sorts of surfaces. For example, it is increasingly used in industrial workplaces, workshops and also for linoleum floors.
For light stains you can simply wipe your tent with a cloth, a soft sponge or, if necessary, a soft brush. Never wash your tent in a washing machine, and we also advise against using hard brushes, especially for a PE tent. However, in the case of more serious dirt, you will find that common household products are no longer sufficient. Our recommendation: Choose our PVC and PE tarpaulin cleaner. It keeps its promises: Grease, oil, tar and other waterproof stains can be removed from the surface with ease. Do not use the cleaner undiluted, but always mix it with cold water and follow the guidelines on the bottle. After cleaning, we recommend that you leave your tent to dry completely. You can obtain the cleaner in our online shop in 1000 ml bottles. Like all of our accessories, this product comes with free delivery.
Do you have any questions about the product, need help with washing or drying your tent or would you like personal advice? No problem! Call us at +44(0)1183150873 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.