Anyone can put up marquee linings, indeed that’s one of our essential design points when making new linings. But there are some small touches that make a difference:
- Keep them clean. Yes it’s obvious but there’s no point going any further down the list unless you’re working with clean linings. To keep them clean only put them up after the flooring has been laid to avoid them dragging in dirt.
- Pull them tight where possible. Pleated linings can only be tensioned along the pleats but flat linings can be tensioned in all directions. Always start in the middle of a lining and pull any slackness in the material to the sides.
- Keep pelmets and swags as horizontal as possible. The linings at the end of our marquees should go across horizontally, not go up and down. If you are using swags then keep them straight and pulled tightly as you velcro them on. If the roof is gathered in places just pull the swag tightly across any gathered part and velcro on.
- Curtains add a really nice touch to any marquee, they’re not just for covering the legs they also look effective covering velcro joins in wall linings. Having them evenly around all 4 sides of a marquee looks very effective.
The biggest difference in the world of marquees is going from an unlined marquee to a lined one (with decent linings at least). The points above will just give a nice professional finish.
There are two of our DIY Marquees currently being sold on ebay that look in very good condition and might be a bargain:
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