Tips on Waterproofing a Gazebo
A gazebo should be well-taken care of if you want it to last. Wooden sealer and oil-based paints can be used to protect the wood grain from moisture like rain and dew. Silicone sealant bad canvas sprays are used to cover canvas gazebos. Choosing a good sealant will depend on your type of shelter.
Some gazebos are made of a material that can withstand rain for a long period. However, it is necessary to inspect the roof from time to time. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s guidelines on the methods of maintaining and waterproofing your gazebo.
Waterproof the Seams
Gazebo seams are the most common places for leaking. A waterproof spray may not be effective for the seams. A seam tape is effective although over time it might its stickiness and peel off.
The silicone tape covers the sewn parts of the canvas like the canopy. To avoid peeling, dilute the silicone and brush it into the seam of the canvas.
Choose the Perfect Day
When waterproofing your gazebo, choose the day with the perfect weather. A warm day will enable you to clean and dry the gazebo. The canvas should dry completely on both sides to prevent mildew. Waterproof sprays will dry quite well on a warm day.
This will also enable you to inspect your work and ensure there are no more leaks. Avoid waterproofing when it is windy to make your work smooth.
Wash the Canvas
For you to identify the leaking areas, it can only be possible if the gazebo is clean. You can hire a professional cleaning service or do the work yourself. Use a soft brush to remove any dirt or debris on the fabric.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the right cleaning and waterproofing agents to use. When cleaning, make sure the rust in the canopy frame doesn’t stain the fabric. Scrub off all excess water on the canvas and do the same on the reverse side. Once it is clean, leave it to dry completely.
Choose the Best Waterproof Spray
The best waterproof spray will repel water, moisture and protect the canvas from auction rays. The sprays are relatively cheap bad offer the strongest protection. They are easy to spray without any smell and are long-lasting.
Silicone-based sprays the most available in the market. When using a heavy-duty spray you do not have to apply two coatings. You can do more than one coating for extra protection. A good waterproof will protect the fabric of your canvas. It should dry quickly without leaving behind tacky and sticky textures.