Chapter 64: How to Restore Water Repellency to Your Tent or Clothing

Restoring water repellency to your tent or clothing is pretty easy. You just need to make sure you buy the right product.

Products like Nikwax Tent and Gear Solarproof, are meant to be spray-on waterproofing and UV blockers. They are adding a total waterproof, non-breathable coating. If you have a breathable fabric you want to revive, you need a different product that we’ll cover in chapter 65.

The Nikwax Tent and Gear Solarproof is easy to apply. Spray it on your clean, wet tent while the tent is laying flat or set up. Spray evenly. Wait two minutes and remove any surplus product with a damp cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly before packing.

Other products that are similar in function are:

Aquaseal Polycoat

Kenyon Recoat 3

McNett Gear Aid, UV Tech Protectant & Rejuvenator

McNett Tent Sure Tent Floor Sealant

Take good care of your tent, and you can enjoy it for many years.