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  • Painting and Dyeing a Canvas Tent

    Paint and dyes can adversely affect the treatment and waterproofing of canvas and cannot be covered under warranty.

    That said, we know that many of you are artists and see canvas for what it is, so here is some advice:

    Use exterior latex flat paint diluted with 1/3 water. Two coats of diluted paint should flex with the canvas. More layers of paint may cause cracking, thus if you are painting on top of paint, a thinner paint may be required. Test out a small area to see how the paint absorbs and how the colors appear when dry. If too stiff, dilute further.

    Be sure to send us pictures of your creation!

  • How do you take care of zippers?

    Zippers sometimes have to endure extreme tension caused by wind gusts, pressures caused by people or objects leaning against the tent.Tips to avoid zipper corrosion:

    • Close all zippers before pitching your tent.
    • Handle the zippers with care.
    • To protect the zippers, treat them with silicones once in a while.
    • Verify zippers before using, no insurance on zippers once used.
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