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How can I make tent seams watertight? - User Instructions

Waterproofing the tent seams is very simple You do not need a special seam sealer. That often only stains. Read here what you should do instead.

Waterproofing the tent seams is very simple You do not need a special seam sealer. That often only stains. Read here what you should do instead.

Waterproofing the tent seams is simple

Nothing is as annoying as tent seams that are not waterproof. Treat your tent seams before you go on holiday. All you need is a strong impregnating agent and these simple steps.

In particular, don't use a special seam sealer

Most seam sealers leave behind an ugly streak on the canvas. You will not see that at first. But after a while the seam sealant gets dirty. If you then clean the tent sometime, that ugly streak will remain.

How do you make tent seams watertight then?

It's actually very simple.

  • The tent seams leak because the stitching hole is not closed.
  • Fill the hole with a strong impregnating agent. 

That's all!

User Instruction: Making tent seams watertight

  • Make sure the tent is dry.
  • Set up the tent. (This is how you open the stitching hole)
  • Spray the seams with a strong impregnating agent. If necessary, rub in extra with a brush.
  • Allow the tent canvas to dry. 
  • Test with water.
  • If necessary, spray again with the impregnating agent.

TIP

By using a strong impregnating agent you not only protect the seams but also the tent canvas.

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