Can I paint a tent or camper canvas? Will it still be water repellent?

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Will painting tent or camper canvas destroy it's water repellent ability?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 05, 2017
    You will have to paint it outdoor fabric paint and use a sealer for it
  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 05, 2017
    not so much the hard sided campers, but canvas, yes. when you re -spray the water repellent on to the canvas or nylon, the tiny little hairs are what helps it to be water proof and breath. paint will not let it breath, and if on thick , it can crack.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 05, 2017
    I would be more concerned about if the paint would stay on the canvas once it is folded or rolled up. It may start to crack as soon as it is stretched, unstretched or folded and unfolded.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 05, 2017
    Patch any tears or grommets, paint with outdoor canvas paint on both sides, add another coat of water resistant paint, covering the original canvas. Enjoy. But the first rule might be: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 😇
  • Cheryl Biermann Cheryl Biermann on Sep 05, 2017
    Jewell Martin, I didn't dream there was such a thing as canvas paint, have you used it before and who makes it. The first two answers were exactly what I feared, so having this information will really help! Thank you all for your answers.
  • Joy Miller Joy Miller on Jul 01, 2019

    I got told i can use spray paint on canvas of my camper