FAQ

  • Most common apllication areasMost common apllication areas
    • Caravan awnings
    • Trailer tents
    • Frame tents
    • Tour operator tents
    • Scouting tents and mess tents
    • Pyramid tents
    • Dome and tunneltents
    • Inner tents
    • Boat covers
  • TenCate tent fabricsTenCate tent fabrics
    • TenCate Cotton
      • This canvas is made of 100% cotton, has substantial breathing and moisture-regulating properties, and is very capable of withstanding the weather.
    • TenCate Solair
      • This canvas is made of 50% polyester and 50% cotton. The properties of cotton come into their own, and the polyester ansures extra strength and durability.
    • TenCate All Season Touring
      • This canvas is made of 100% polyester. It is light, but strong and durable. The microporous acrylic coating makes the fabric waterproof, weather-resistant and durable.
    • TenCate All Season Residential
      • This canvas is made of 65% polyester and 35% PVA. The polyester ensures strength and durability. The PVA fibres absorb moisture like cotton, delaying the onset of condensation. The microporous acrylic coating makes the fabric waterproof, weather-resistant and durable.
  • TenCate Solair™TenCate Solair™
    • This canvas is made of 50% polyester and 50% cotton. The properties of cotton come into their own, and the polyester ensures extra strength and durability. Moreover, our products meet strict environmental requirements.
    • TenCate Solair canvas is often applied in group tents, inner tents, but is also used for maritime purposes such as covers for boats.
  • TenCate Cotton™TenCate Cotton™
    • This canvas is made of 100% cotton, has substantial breathing and moisture-regulating properties, and is very capable ofwithstanding the weather. Moreover, our products meet strict environmental requirements.
    • TenCate Cotton canvas is used primarily in bungalow, pyramid, and tunnel tents and trailer tents.
  • TenCate Touring™TenCate Touring™
    • This canvas is made of 100% polyester. It is light, but strong and durable. The microporous acrylic coating makes the fabric waterproof, weather-resistant and durable. Moreover, our products meet strict environmental requirements.
    • TenCate Touring canvas is used primarily in caravan awnings, tunnel tents and awnings.
  • TenCate Residential™TenCate Residential™
    • This canvas is made of 65% polyester and 35% PVA. The polyester ensures strength and durability. The PVA fibres absorb moisture like cotton, delaying the onset of condensation. The microporous acrylic coating makes the fabric waterproof, weather-resistant and durable. Moreover, our products meet strict environmental requirements.
    • TenCate Residential canvas is used primarily in caravan awnings, awnings and tour operator tents.
  • Remove stainsRemove stains
    • Berries:
      Brush the dry canvas and wash with hose and water where necessary (do not use high pressure hose); do not do anything else.
    • Bird droppings:
      Brush the dry canvas and wash with hose and water where necessary (do not use high pressure hose); do not do anything else.
    • Resin:
      Brush the dry canvas; do not do anything else.
    • Sand:
      Brush the dry canvas and wash with hose and water where necessary (do not use high pressure hose); do not do anything else.
    • Algae:
      Clean coated canvas with slightly chlorinated water (ratio 1:10).
      Clean uncoated canvas only with water.

    For further advice, please contact your specialist dealer.

  • Prevent mould formationPrevent mould formation
    • Good ventilation, even if the tent is rarely or never used.
    • Avoid cooking in the tent or ensure adequate ventilation to remove any condensation from cooking.
    • Before packing away the coated tent, gently clean it with slightly chlorinated water (ratio 1:10). Then allow it to dry thoroughly.
    • Only pack away the tent when it is completely dry.
  • Prevent leaksPrevent leaks
    • Do not hang washing, or wet tea cloths or towels in or over the tent. These may contain soap residues which can be transferred to the canvas and damage its water-repellent qualities. For the same reason, never clean mud skirts or ground sheets with soap.
    • Do not touch the tent with greasy hands (suntan lotion, cream, etc.), as grease can damage its waterproof qualities. 
    • Do not place chairs or suchlike against the canvas. Chafing can lead to damage which causes leakage.
    • Do not touch the canvas while its raining. Water can easily remain 'suspended' at spots where the canvas has been touched, increasing leakage potential.
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