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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 15:56 pm 
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I have just purchased a scout tent. Although a great addition to my kit it is alas that scout coloured green.
What type of paint and what colour will I need to get to paint it in the correct brown colour so it can be used as a radio communications tent?
Any information on what paint and colour to get will be very much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 18:06 pm 
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Buy a brown one

http://westland.nl/search

Search 'Tent'


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 19:53 pm 
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I have got a green one and I am asking what paint to use to paint it brown buddy.
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Bazza


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Good old Service brown I think...unless anyone else chips in.


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Use a fence guard paint Dark Brown or Dark Oak, something like:

http://www.wilko.com/exterior-paint/wilko-timbercare-dark-oak-5ltr/invt/0074040

I used this on an awning last time but it will need 2 coats


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Won't that stiffen up the fabric?


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No, unlike paint, fence-guard is a wood-stain, and soaks in rather than sitting as a layer on the surface like most paints. The main problem he'll have is getting a waterproof fabric to soak up the woodstain fully and equally - so as not to have a blotchy or patchy look.


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.. isnr 'blotchy and patchy' good for 'effect' though ... :D :wink:

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Not if you want the fabric to look like it was originally produced as brown canvas.


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Thanks for the info, very much appreciated.

Bazza


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Indeed, very interesting info!


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Just start by trial staining and allowing to dry, a small area of the back of the tent to see the final colour before staining the whole tent. This way you won't have ruined the tent if the colour is not correct or it ends up blotchy.

If the colour is what you want you will probably also have to stain the inside.

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Again thank you all for the information. I will look to start work in the next few weeks..fingers crossed

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