Prior to laundering, fold each liner section in half, right face sides out, joining the hook and loop strips of Velcro completely together. Note: This is important because the Velcro can snag the seams and fabric during washing.
Use a large capacity washing machine. Do not overload. Use a small amount of mild laundry detergent that does not contain chlorine bleach. Chlorine will cause the Velcro and vinyl hub(s) to yellow. Excess detergent that does not rinse out will leave a white residue that shows when the liner is installed. If in doubt, rinse twice.
Spots and Stains
Pre-treat heavily soiled areas with laundry spot removers. Do not use dry cleaning solvents; they may remove the flame-retardant properties.
To remove rust stains place stained area over folded clean white towel. Spray the area with Tent Wash 101i and apply baking soda to the stain. Rub the stain vigorously with a white Scotch-Brite sponge. Rinse with water before washing.
For stubborn stains, scrape the area vigorously with the edge of a plastic spoon prior to washing.
Tumble dry on low or no heat; or hang to dry. Temperatures over 120º may reduce the flame-retardant properties that are in the fabric. High heat will also set large wrinkles. Low heat will leave the fabric with the soft crushed silk look that is desirable.
If you hang liners to dry – make sure to separate the Velcro hook and loop to speed up the drying process.
When the webbing and Velcro are thoroughly dry, re-stuff the liners into their storage bags.
Repeated washing and stuffing enhance the liners, creating a soft, even and overall crushed look.