Tarps, unfortunately, can incur damage either through human error, age, or vandalism, whilst this is unfortunate in many circumstances tarp covers cab be repaired. Below is a brief overview of how to fix a tear in a tarp the relative success of the repair may vary but it is a good starting point, before buying a replacement Tarp.

repair a damaged tarp

Repairing a Torn / Damaged Tarp in 8 easy steps

  1. Clean the damaged area requiring the repair and ensure that it is dry prior to commencing the repair, soap and water can be used.
  2. Wipe down the damaged areas with a spirit based cleaner – Methylated Spirits or use a Wax and Grease Remover – please ensure that you check the compatibility of the spirit based cleaner to ensure that it does not affect the integrity of the Tarp.
  3. Once the spirit-based cleaner has dried/evaporated ensure that the tarp is laid out flat.
  4. Utilising the Tarp Repair Tape cut and apply pieces of the tape applying it across the torn/damaged area. When applying the Repair Tape ensure that the Tape is applied approximately 70 mm either side of the damaged area and that the Tape has a cross over on the previous strip of approximately 15mm, continue for the length of the repair and beyond.
  5. Once the repair has been completed crossing over the damaged are you must apply strips of the Tarp Repair Tape running the length of the damaged area.
  6. The tape should start on the outside of the Tarp Repair Tape previously applied (where necessary a minimum 15mm cross over of the tape must be done in the circumstance of multiple strips being used).
  7. Repeat the process above until the damaged area is completely covered.
  8. Once the first side has been applied turn the Tarp over and repeat the process for the underside of the Tarp.

For additional information or assistance at any stage with a Tarpaulin please contact ABC Tarps – 1300 656 211 or via email info@abctarps.com.au – thank you for considering ABC Tarps.