Waterproofing seams in a canvas tent
We’ve just had a workshop day for Mainly Medieval, going through and seeing what tasks need to be done.
We had noticed at the last event that the old Burgundian tent (about 8 years old now) was starting to leak water in from it’s seams. So time to fix that up, books hate rain!
We used a mix of beeswax and distilled pine resin (aka pine turpentine), which meant that the beeswax was easy to work with.
Take a small scoop, rub it into the seam and burnish it into the seams with a piece of leather (or with fingers).