is there any way to refresh old canvas?

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I have a second hand camper trailer the annex is barely used so looks new but the camper itself is a bit sun faded and the cover is quite faded. Is there anyway I can make it look like new? :)
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:11

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:11
Probably not, if the colour is faded.

You can do a clean with a soft brush and cold water, and then a reproof with the right product. That's quite a job and if it's not leaking I wouldn't try.

Keep any harsh chemicals away from it.
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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 13:11

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 13:11
That's what I figured, I was hoping there may be some magical spray that rejuvenates the colour and brings it back to life haha but that's okay I don't mind it looking well loved :)
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 14:43

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 14:43
Hi Ash

There is a product on the market and it does a fantastic job. It is called Leatherique and can be used on a number of items including canvas and is available in a range of colours. When you paint it on, it is like water and not tick like paint and goes a long way.

My dad had an issue just like you, badly faded canvas, but still in very good condition on his camper. You paint it on with a paintbrush, as per the instructions.

Once dried, your canvas will look like new, totally waterproof and best of all, it does not dry hard, but the canvas will be soft and supple.


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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 17:18

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 17:18
that sounds perfect and exactly what I'm after thank you
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 19:31

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 19:31
Hi Ash

If you are having trouble trying to find it here in Australia, here is a link to their web site.

Leatherique Canvas Dye

This is where my dad purchased it from

Where you can buy it here in Australia

Also on the above link, if you go into Customer results and feed back, you will see my dads old camper down the bottom, with a before and after.


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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 08:00

Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 08:00
I've used the paraffin type waxes on several occasions.
warm it so it melts & found one of those lambs wool mop for oiling floors with work great.

Doesn't totally restore colour & makes it totally waterproof again.
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