question for waterproofing canvas

permed at permed at
Thu Mar 1 03:20:12 EST 2001

Re applying linseed - there's been interesting suggestions but it sounds 
messy and a lot of work & wasted linseed to dunk canvass in containers 
etc. The simplest way to apply the mix would be to paint it on with a big 
paint brush. Do both sides to make sure. Linseed oil isn't cheap.
Linseed oil takes quite a while to dry - for soaking into earthbricks for 
weatherproofing & hardening it's usually mixed with a small amount of 
terpentine (solvent/thinner) and terrabine (drying/hardening agent). 


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