DIY Craft Project:
How to add your name to old awnings and cover over previous names, and repair sails, tents and more.
This is a practical Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guide on covering over old awnings, covering old business names and adding your own, or repairing canopies, tents, sails and covers.
We're going to look at low-cost options that may save you hundreds of dollars over replacing an old awning. We'll also cover how to cover up old business names on awnings, repair smaller non-structural tears, and even repair tents, sails and pop-up canopies!
For the purpose of clarity, I'll refer to awnings, but this also works to apply in general to tents, canopies, sails, sport team uniforms and to just about any woven fabrics.
Before going any further, you'll need to see if your fabric (awning, tent, jacket, sail, anything) has been treated with silicone, as nothing will stick permanently to silicone.
Test for silicone:
A simple test to see if a fabric has been treated with silicone during manufacture or as an after-market finish, is to try to stick a new label, decal or bumper sticker to the fabric. While the sticker may not adhere well, if it stays put then it's probably okay to proceed. For a thorough test, send for a small sample piece of LetterBank DuraStik fabric to test, as the material is custom-cut and not returnable.
• Cover over old awning lettering (painted): Measure area to cover and purchase enough fabric to cover.
This material may be used for small tears in canvas and canopies, tents, flags and almost any material which has not been treated with silicone at the factory or as an aftermarket application. Very little will stick to silicone if anything will.
How do you use the LetterBank DuraStik fabric in your awnings or crafts?
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