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How to Fold a Pop Up Canopy

Updated: Mar 28

When we ship a tent to our clients, we are often asked if we offer some sort of instructions to fold them back into the original bag. Every tent top is shipped in a heavy duty vinyl bag we manufacture from the same material we make each tent top. So, how do you fold a tent top? It depends, we offer a variety of tent sizes for pop up canopies. Below are our most common sizes. These should give you a good idea of how to fold your canopy top. Of course, if you have any questions, let us know and we will gladly call or email you.

Pop Up Canopy with Printing
Custom 10x10 Canopy

Folding the tent is only one part of the equation, as there are other things to keep in mind when putting it away. You want to ideally leave the tent very clean before folding it and if it's dirty, we recommend you clean it. This will maintain the tent top's integrity for years to come.

How to clean a tent

Cleaning a tent is very important in order to preserve your top for as long as possible. This is easily achieved with just water or a simple green solution. The biggest reason you do not want to put a dirty tent away is because it can get sticky, develop mold or become stained (it takes a lot to get a tent top stained, but it's possible.) Below, you can see a table cover being cleaned with just water. It is covered in dirt and is made of the exact same materials we use for our tent tops. Cleaning it is really easy.

Can you wash a tent?

Yes! You can spray it down with water and a non-harmful soap (like a dish soap or simple green solution) to wipe of dirt, unwanted liquids or even bird poop. The nice thing is that getting things to stick to the tent top is a bit difficult and wiping anything off is rather easy. One thing to look out for is a wet/humid tent. You do not want to store the tent wet because it can develop mold.

How to care for custom made pop up tent

Getting the most out of your tent is very important, especially when you spend a lot of money on an advertising tent. You want it to last long and truly give you bang for your buck. Expanding your tent's life span is easy if you keep the following tips in mind.

  • Store the tent dry.

  • Do not leave the tent on the tent frame. It pinches the material and can rip the top.

  • Clean your tent before storing it. You don't want mold or corrosive substances to eat at the material.

  • Do not place the tent top on a frame that is not intended for it since larger frames can over tighten the tent top and rip the tent material.

  • Clean the tent regularly with a wet rag and then dry it off.

We want you to get the most out of your tent. On top of building the tents with heavy duty materials, we also focus on providing the best possible warranty available on the market. We are able to provide these incredible warranties because of the quality of the materials we use. As always, if you have questions or doubts, feel free to reach out, we are here to help.


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