Camping in the summer can be a problem if your tent is not brand new – a sudden shower can make it leaky, leaving you sleeping out in the open and your belongings sodden. You don’t have to throw a good tent away just because it is leaking. Chances are that the waterproofing that it had when it was brand new has worn off, but the good news is that it can be easily replaced using waterproof spray. This is a kind of spray that is used to seal items like foul weather clothing, raincoats, woollen coats, hats, breathable jackets, fleeces, tweeds, synthetics, tents and footwear so not only can you seal your tent, you can also seal many other items that you take with you when camping.
Sealing your tent is not hard – it is a DIY project that will take you no more than a few minutes. All you need to do is lay it flat right side up. Wipe it as clean as possible so that you don’t seal in any dirt. If it is wet let it dry, and then spray it with waterproof spray, holding the can about eight inches away. Make sure to spray every inch – if you leave any spot out it will leak. Leave it to dry for about four hours and then spray it again the way that you did the first time around. After that leave it for 24 hours so that the waterproof spray can set. You can then test it to see whether it is completely waterproof – the water will bead on it instead of seeping in.
As for which products to use, those from Stormsure come highly recommended. They are non-toxic and do not leave behind a chemical smell. You can find out more on their website, https://www.stormsure.com/index.php/water-repellents.html.