That one time I went camping and my tent got really dirty. So I had to clean it after coming back but I did not want to wash it manually. So I called my friend and asked him “can you wash a tent in a washing machine?”
He said “NO! You can’t! You must not wash your tent in a washing machine.” That was the first time I realized I can’t wash a tent in a washing machine. Were you also unaware of this fact? Don’t worry. I will now teach you how to wash a tent. Get ready.
Why not a washing machine?
The washing machine is for cleaning normal clothes though sometimes it can be harsh for sensitive clothes too. The top washing machines in your store are especially dangerous. With the top tray, the blender can stretch and tear the tent fabric, the inside of the net, and the seams.
In addition to stretching and tearing the fabric, the water-resistance of flies, the floor, and the tent inside and if detergents are to be added is indestructible and can damage the raincoat. If necessary, you can clean them with a large pre-installed industrial plate, hang them and release them with an aerosol and air spray.
However, I do not recommend them. In all honesty, I don’t recommend cleaning the tent, like in the traditional sense of the word, unless it’s literally out of the mud. So to answer the question: can you wash a tent in a washing machine? No, you cannot.
Tents are durable and can withstand changing elements such as sun, snow, rain, wind, etc. Unfortunately, they are not strong enough to survive in a small steel vessel that rotates for about an hour. The tents are designed as lightweight and portable shelters. The same things that make a good trip worse because of the washing machine.
The tent trap will be responsible for ensuring proper air circulation and ventilation of the tent. This is usually the most vulnerable part of the business. This material can break into the washer and create potholes in the hole. This makes the store useless, which means that mistakes can be made at any time.
Coverage in the store is also very important and can cause damage to the washing machine. This cover protects the tent from water. This is the most important function for sealing the tent. Sudden rotation of the washer may damage this cover and this sealing function may not be required.
So throwing it in the washing machine and throwing it away is a bad idea even when you don’t want to buy a new one. Unfortunately, proper cleaning of the store is not difficult and does not take much time.
How to clean a tent
Approach 1: In the bathtub with a sponge.
Materials that are needed:
- Take a bath or shower
- Non-polished hand soap or specialty soap shop
- Rinse with a soft sponge.
Start by emptying or cleaning your tent. Then moisten the tent with all water. Then start applying soap to the soft sponge and rub the entire area of the tent with the sponge. Finally, wash the soap completely out of the tub and bring it to a dry place.
It’s best to leave your tent in the sun for a while, but don’t leave it outdoors for a few days as long-term exposure to UV light can harm your tent. Cords for this are great for drying tents but are wrapped around walls and task chairs. Be careful not to place the fence on a sharp surface such as a fence chain. Once the carp is dry, you can tighten it tightly.
Approach 2: Outside with rubber and sponge
This procedure is similar to a shower or bath, except when using a hose. Start by vacuuming or cleaning the store quickly. Then moisten the tent with all water. Then start applying soap to the soft sponge and rub the entire area of the tent with the sponge.
Finally, wash the soap completely out of the tub and bring it to a dry place. It’s best to leave your tent in the sun for a while, but keep it out for a few days as prolonged exposure to UV light can harm your tent.
Cords for this are great for drying tents, but they are wrapped around walls and work chairs. Be careful not to place the fence on a sharp surface such as a fence chain. Once the carp is dry, you can tighten it tightly.
How to store your tent
After washing your clothes, the next step is to store your tent properly. Do not store your tent without proper drying. Otherwise, mold, spores, and odors can develop. If you are camping and the tent is not dry, you can for the time being clean it. Once you reach home, remember to let it dry completely.
A bag is not the best way to secure your tent. These pockets are so tight that the fabric can breathe. If possible, loosen the tent more than the bag you bought. Gently cover with a dry cloth or towel to prevent dust from sticking. If you do not keep your tent in a sealed bag, your tent will last a long time and the hidden moisture will remain even if the tent is completely dry.
I think now I have clearly answered your question: can you wash a tent in a washing machine? As I said before, never wash the tent. Of course, if you are thinking of taking a bath, think again that you can’t do to your tent more harm. Also, you need to help others with this information.
There are no set of rules for how to clean the tent. This is your court. It all depends on the brand and the fabric. It is advisable to take care of your tent regularly after the trip. This does not mean complete washing. Sometimes, you need a small dusting that’s it.
Hi, this is John A. Clark. A crazy camper and adventurous camping enthusiastic. I love outdoor activities. I have been camping for almost 12 years.
I share my exciting experiences in writing blogs. Campings Lab is my website to help people who are the same mind like mine.
Happy reading! 🙂