Canvas Cleaner Instructions


Soft Top Canvas Cleaner Instructions

  • Test on an inconspicuous area first.
  • Never use pressure washers on soft tops.

Normal Cleaning

  1. Dry brush the soft-top to remove any residual dirt.
  2. Dampen surface of your soft top with a mist spray of water or a damp sponge.
  3. Shake the bottle well prior to removing the top.
  4. Pour the cleaner into a bucket or pail into which you can dip your paintbrush.
  5. Apply with a clean 2″ paint brush using even brush strokes. Start at the centre of the cover working out towards the edge. (ALTERNATE method; Pour a little on the top and scrub in with a scrub brush just until it starts to foams, move on until whole top is done and then let sit for 40 minutes.) 
  6. Leave for 20-40 minutes to ensure the cleaner can work on difficult grime and stains. When doing boat covers etc., roll them up while the cleaner is working.
  7. Using a pail of VERY HOT water (as hot as you can stand it) and a bristle scrub brush, scrub until the cleaner really begins to lather and dirt is being removed easily. Finish by rinsing off with water. Repeat the whole process if necessary. For heavily-soiled surfaces leave the solution to dry for approximately 30 to 40 minutes- the optimum time for active ingredients to work.
  8. Finally leave to dry before applying Renovo’s Ultra Proofer which will not only re-establish the original ‘as new’ waterproof weather barrier on your canvas, double-duck or mohair soft-top, also now contains UV protection and a mould/mildew growth inhibitor.

Heavy Cleaning

Heavily soiled surfaces should be scrubbed with HOT water and a bristle brush. Finish by rinsing off with water. Repeat the whole process if necessary.

Bird Droppings / Difficult Stains.

Dab or pour the Cleaner directly onto the spot of dirt or stain. (Massage into the affected area) Clean off after 30 mins. Repeat process if necessary.

Light Soiling / Quick Cleaning.

For less soiled tops cleaning can commence immediately. Pour directly onto on to a cloth or sponge and massage into the affected area. Rinse off with water.