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Monthly Cleaning Requirements for Boat Covers

Monthly Cleaning Requirements for Boat Covers
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Westland uses choice marine fabrics from Sharkskin® and Sunbrella® to hand sew their boat covers, motor cover hoods, and bimini tops. Sharkskin® and Sunbrella® marine fabrics are built to last, but like all marine products, a little maintenance can keep them looking fresher for longer. Regularly hosing off your boat cover with clear water prevents dirt from embedding in the fabric. Keeping a consistent cleaning schedule will be a time saver for you by preventing the need for more frequent vigorous cleaning. When properly cared for, boat covers only require deep cleaning every few years. Keep your boat cover fresh in between deep cleans with this monthly maintenance routine.

Westland “Gotcha Covered™” with our Sharkskin® and Sunbrella® cleaning guide below.

How to Guide for Monthly Cleanings:

Monthly boat cover maintenance will save you time by preventing the need for a long, deep cleaning session. Bleach can be applied to Westland marine fabrics. Find out how to clean with bleach here. Each month, make sure you clean your Westland boat cover with these simple steps:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
    brush dirt off boat cover
  2. Hose off boat cover.
    hose off boat cover
  3. Prepare cleaning solution of water and mild soap. We recommend using Woolite or Dawn.
    spray boat cover with soapy water
  4. Apply your cleaning solution with a soft bristle brush.
    clean boat cover with bristle brush
  5. Rinse thoroughly. You do not want to leave any soap residue behind.
    rinse off boat cover
  6. Air dry.
    air dry boat cover thumbs up
  7. Pro Tip: Are you dealing with a difficult stain that’s not responding to regular maintenance? Visit our stain removal guide to find out how to clean the stain from your boat cover.

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