- 3 cups soybean oil (available from grocery or health food store)
- 1 1/2 cups turpentine
Mix ingredients together. Paint on surfaces of tents, awnings, car and boat covers, etc., and let dry. Store in a cool place, out of reach of children and pets. Reapply after a year or two of hard use or outdoor exposure.
This is great for tents, awnings and camping equipment.
WATERPROOFING LEATHER FOR OUTDOOR USE
Method 1: Heat together in a double boiler
- 2 1/2 ounces neat’s-foot oil (be careful – oil is flammable – available from boot or shoe store)
- 3/4 ounce mineral oil (available from drugstore or chemical supply house) and
- 1/2 ounce of tallow (be careful tallow is flammable – available from meat market)
Stir gently until well mixed. Cool and bottle. Use a cloth to rub into shoes and boots.
Method 2: Mix 1 tablespoon silicone oil (available from foundry or foundry supply dealer) into 1 cup of Stoddard solvent (hardware store, drugstore or drycleaning shop). Apply liberally.
Mix 1 1/4 pounds ammonium stearate (available from drugstore or chemical supply house) into 4 gallons of hot water and apply two coats with a large paint brush.
This can be used for a concrete garden wall,foundation or a floor which becomes wet repeatedly.