The canvas tent is more acceptable to travel lovers for its waterproof ability, durability, and ventilation facilities.
A best quality waterproof tent is great for all types of weather. And the canvas fabric material is waterproof but it is not completely waterproof. So it is necessary to seasoning the canvas so that moisture or water does not seep inside the tent on rainy days.
But most people do not know How to seasoning a canvas tent properly. So we have come up with an accurate direction for you. So that you can waterproof your tent easily.
So by following the directions and preparing your canvas tent to enjoy a relaxing camp.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO SEASON YOUR CANVAS TENT
Seasoning is an awesome process to make the canvas waterproof to withstand rainy weather.
The manufacturer sews all the seams to connect the canvas panels. After the sewing process is completed, millions of needle holes (holes larger than threads) are left on the canvas.
And water can enter the inside of the tent through these holes. So, these holes should be closed.
So, What can you do to close all these pinholes?
You’ve got countless holes in the canvas. You can reduce each of the leaks by the seasoning process or using a tent waterproofing spray.
WHAT DOES CANVAS TENT SEASONING DO?
Seasoning is reducing the holes by watering the canvas. After the canvas is soaked in water the threads are stretched and shrinks the elements of the canvas. as a result, the tiny holes are reduced. And of course, the tent must be dried after the soak.
WHAT DOES CANVAS TENT WATERPROOFING SPRAY DO?
Silicone-based waterproofing spray is great for waterproofing the tent. It seals the holes and the tent provides complete waterproof protection.
However, silicone-based sprays on canvas in new conditions should be avoided. Because, using it the canvas does not breathe, and in a short time it becomes hot.
HOW TO SEASONING A CANVAS TENT
Reduce the pinhole by applying the seasoning process and prepare a tent for camping. Season your canvas tent in just 5 easy steps. So let’s take a look.
Note: To season the canvas tent you will need a garden hose and a safe place.
STEP-1: SELECT A LOCATION AND SET UP THE TENT
You need to set up your tent for a few days to do the seasoning.
Since the tent needs to be set up for 4-5 days, it needs a safe place with plenty of space so that there is no damage to the tent. In that case, it is safe in your backyard or driveway.
Set up the tent at the selected location. Set it up exactly the way you set up the tent on the camping trip. Zip the tent windows and close the vents.
STEP-2: WETTING THE CANVAS WITH RAIN OR HOSE
You have no control over the weather. Your tent needs to be dried after soaking for seasoning.
So if you want to wet the tent with rainwater, then you will want to dry it in the sun as soon as you wet the canvas.
But, you don’t know when the rain will stop. Moreover, It may rain for 2-3 days.
So the best way to get your tent is to use a garden hose. Spray in the tent for about 10 minutes, soak the seams well. And make sure the tent is completely wet.
Enter the inside of the tent and identify the areas of the holes (usually you will see sunlight in the leaks). Come back outside and spray water better on the identified areas.
STEP-3: DRY THE TENT AND REPEAT THE PROCESS
After soaking the tent for the first time, leave it to dry for a few hours. It needs to dry well before moving on to the next step.
You need to do this wetting and drying process 2-3 more times. After the first wetting, spray the water well on the area where you have found the leaks. And dry the tent well after each soaking.
STEP-4: TEST FOR LEAKS
After your seasoning activities are complete it can be expected that the canvas has expanded naturally to fill the holes.
However, to ensure this, the pinholes need to be checked. So spray water with socks and see if water enters the inside of the tent, pay more attention to the seams. Also, look for light pinholes.
If you find any spot after checking, you can repeat the seasoning process before it will be fully water-resistant.
after following the complete steps above, then If you find the leaks, it’s time to use a waterproof spray to seal the leaks at this point. You can seal the tent with a waterproofing spray.
STEP-5: PACK AND STORE THE CANVAS TENT
Your tent is now completely waterproof and suitable for traveling. And the tent is able to keep you safe in any situation.
If the canvas dries well, pack it. And leave in storage.
The canvas tent is a reliable shelter material for enjoying the camp. The seasoning process makes your canvas tent suitable for use in all situations.
Following our directions completely, and do seasoning every 12 months to make your canvas tent longer.
And enjoy dry camping in Heavy rain without any rainwater.