At Alpino, we have taken great care to ensure that our tent fabrics are resistant to mildew by treating them thoroughly with REACH compliant finishing products and conducting rigorous testing. However, it’s still important to handle your tent with care to prevent mould growth.
It’s worth noting that the location of your camping spot and the composition of the fabric can impact the tent’s ability to resist mould. Natural materials like cotton are more prone to mould than polycotton.
Unfortunately, there’s no miracle cure for removing mould stains from your tent. While some may suggest using chlorine, vinegar, or sodium bicarbonate to remove mould, these aggressive fungicides can damage the tent fabric’s treatment and shorten its lifespan.
To keep mold from spoiling your camping experience, it’s essential to take proper care of your tent. Here are some tips from Alpino to keep your tent mould-free:
- Set up your tent correctly
Firstly, set up your tent correctly by ensuring it is tautly stretched. This will allow water to drain away easily and prevent it from accumulating in hidden spots.
Store your tent in a dry, clean, and well-ventilated area to avoid creating a damp environment that mould thrives in.
- Ventilate your tent as much as possible
Ventilate your tent frequently to reduce the humidity inside. The less moisture in the air, the less likely mould will grow.
- Clean your tent when you notice dirt
Clean your tent regularly, especially when you notice dirt. Dirt can store moisture and create an ideal environment for mould to grow. If mould does appear, take immediate action. The longer you leave it, the more difficult it will be to get rid of.