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canvas tent

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:41 am
by joeis
Can someone tell me the best way to re-waterproof a canvas tent :D :?
Joe

Re: canvas tent

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:56 am
by Brother Ranulf
I used to have a small "soldier" tent made up from canvas pieces bought at a market - I treated it several times over the years using Granger's Fabsil, brushed on and found it worked perfectly. I bought this at one of those specialist camping shops locally. Other similar products include Nikwax, Fabprotect and Storm, some come as a spray rather than brush treatment, which you would probably need for a larger tent.

Re: canvas tent

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:31 am
by joeis
Thank you will look at this stuff my tent is a ridge tent about12ft - 8ft and about 6 1/2ft height the one side opens to make a good place to eat in got weather.
Joe

Re: canvas tent

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:14 am
by Mark Griffin
when spraying the inside, wear full PPE no mater how 'safe' it purports to be.

a bit of info here (use with caution) http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.p ... mber=12771

and if using linseed, be aware of the self-combustion issue

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... il#p370065

Re: canvas tent

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:41 am
by bourbon
Just seen this thread. Apologies for the late reply. Thomson's water seal for brickwork is basically the same stuff as Fabsil but cheaper! Agree totally about full PPE though. (although a hi-vis jacket won't help much!)

Re: canvas tent

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:45 pm
by latheaxe
Dont use Thompsons waterseal, They changed the makeup of the product a while ago.. Use Fabsil, You cant go wrong... :D :D

Re: canvas tent

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:29 pm
by Chris, yclept John Barber
To avoid the need for full PPE when treating the inside of a tent, simply erect it inside-out.

(Why does that tip remind me of one you might have seen in Viz?)

Re: canvas tent

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:18 pm
by Mark Griffin
where the wind will blow a large % of your stuff away, and in random directions, inc over you. You'd still need full PPE and spend more I'm afraid.

#beentheredonethat