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Has anyone ever applied Canvak to a canvas wall tent roof? Should I set the tent up and spray it on with a 2 gallons pump sprayer or paint it on with a brush?

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I have NO experience so take this for what its worth

brush or spray.. As it has wax once the spirits evaporate would it gum up your sprayer? I have no idea.
 
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Maybe reach out to Stephen Shellebean at Tentsmiths. He is quite knowledgeable all things canvas and quick with responding to emails in my experience
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Robin,

I used to deer hunt out of a Bakker for years. Would set up early November and take down Mid January, also used as a base camp in Spring for a few weeks when Timber romping. Canvak will have a unique smell until dry and add some weight to your lodge. However, when I used a 2 gallon pump sprayer to the roof and let it dry it was fantastic at keeping rain and snow melt out of the tent. It works pretty well. I have heard of folks applying with a stiff brush - I never did. I just sprayed it on, set up the tent and let the Canvak set up. In a couple days the odor was gone, tent was dry - breathable and water tight .

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Thanks Bob,
I received the Canvac yesterday, going to set up the tent this morning and spray it, I appreciate you sharing your experience, just what I was looking for.
Rain is predicted for later in the week, so hopefully I’ll get a good test after the application.
 
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So far so good. We had some heavy rain overnight and at first I thought the tent leaked, but after giving it the old garden hose test, the water just beads up and rolls off.
I did order a new CCS tarp though, just in case.
 
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