The inside of our tent got all mouldy (prob because we put it away with invisible condensation in - we never, ever pack it away wet). Today we have put it up in the garden (it barely fits in the garden) and I have sponged all the inside with dilute Milton as recommended in various places online.
Now I have this idea that I have to wash the whole thing with this special shampoo I bought.
Is this insane? Does anyone actually ever wash their tents? I know I'll have to reproof it because of the Milton so part of me says I should Do Everything At Once. But then I'm one of those people who is constantly creating jobs for myself that are so big I never get them done.
Tell me, wise people. To wash the whole thing, or just do the bird poo?
Washing the whole thing sounds like a huge job! And another bird wil only poo on it! I wouldn't do it, but I am v chore-averse. And not houseproud, esp about my tent. But maybe I would be if I had a lovely canvas tent.
Hmmm. Should I buy a canvas tent? If I did would I need to wash it?
I am not houseproud either, tbh. Have decided to give the thorough washing a miss. Have given the sig a quick mop, since I have lost count of the number of cups of tea/ mugs of milk that have been flung at it.
Sorry can't help with the tent washing except to say I wouldn't. Has spawned a question from me though - we've had our tent just over a year. It's a nylony Higear thing. When should I re waterproof it? Anyone got any tips? We also had a bird poo incident last year which has left us with a leaky patch.