Impregnate your tent BEFORE it is dirty and leak
People think about impregnating the canvas once a tent cloth leaks, is affected by green fouling or is contaminated with mold. Make sure that you beat this! By protecting with a good impregnating agent, you reduce the chance of wear, fungi and algae.
Indeed, the tent has been treated at the factory with a good coating or impregnation. Yet that is not enough. Manufacturers face stricter environmental legislation so they use less protective components on the canvas. This is why the tents of today are much more susceptible to fungi and algae. By protecting the tent with a good impregnating agent, you avoid a lot of trouble.
Canvas made of cotton and polyester / cotton has long been known. It is strong, it ventilates and regulates moisture and temperature. It also has a drawback. It is more susceptible to mold and it can be easily leak. Therefore, more and more manufacturers recommend to impregnate the canvas every year. As a result the longer it remains waterproof and better protected.
Tipi tents, trailer tents and other tents made of canvas cotton, are cleaned by us at your own risk only. The cotton tents that we are offered are in fact often heavily contaminated by fungi. The tent fabric at those places have become thinner. This can be seen if you stand in the tent. Sometimes you look just through the canvas. In our tent laundry we impregnate the tent. The moment you set the tent it pulls the cotton cloth slightly open, which increases the risk of leakage.
A cotton tent needs an extra treatment with Ultramar Canvas & Cotton Protector. Since we can not take care of this on location, we treat tents of cotton cloth only at your own risk.
You can impregnate the tent with Ultramar Canvas & Cotton Protector. This impregnating agent we specially developed for cotton.