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Can you make regular fabric into outdoor fabric with applying something?

i have a wooden playset, no tarps left on it
want to make/sew some tarp covers
but do not want to purchase expensive tarp material if i do not have to
i do have a few roles of fabric- more than enough, but this is indoor regualr fabric

can i apply/spray on something that will help it throught the outdoor elements
or am i fooling myself

does not have to last forever, i have lots of fabric

any crafty ideas?


Asked by fiatpax at 7:24 PM on May. 24, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • found something called 'nikwax' can check out for more info..they apparently carry it at the seems pretty easy!

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:35 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • maybe something to waterproof it, y'mean? probably..but i wouldn't know what the name is. maybe something more powerful than scotchguard??

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:30 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • yeah, something along this line of thinking
    is there anything i can put on regular fabric to make it more tarp - outdoor use like?

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 7:35 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • wow
    there is a home depot close by
    and ALL thepeople who workthere are so nice!
    thank you so much
    will lok into that
    this will save me cost of outdorr fabric (as long as the product is reasonable in cost)

    you rock dullscissors

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 7:51 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • there are items out there to buy to spray on. camp dry is very good. but another route you could go is buying camping tents. look at yardsales or even a camping store that might have marked down tents that are missing poles and such . a tent at a yard sale that is missing poles/ rain fly could easily go for a few dollars .

    Answer by shanesmom24 at 11:09 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Water proofer worked for me.


    Answer by sweetangie79 at 5:55 AM on May. 25, 2011