3 cups soybean oil (available from grocery or health food
1 1/2 cups turpentine
ingredients together. Paint on surfaces of tents, awnings,
car and boat covers, etc., and let dry.
in a cool place, out of reach of
children and pets. Reapply
after a year or two of hard use or outdoor exposure.
is great for tents, awnings and camping equipment.
LEATHER FOR OUTDOOR USE
together in a double boiler
2 1/2 ounces neat's-foot oil (be careful - oil is flammable
- available from boot or shoe store). Neat's-foot oil is a pale
yellow fatty oil made especially from the bones of cattle and used
chiefly as a leather dressing.
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)
gently until well mixed. Cool and bottle. Use a cloth
to rub into shoes and boots.
1 tablespoon silicone oil (available from foundry or
foundry supply dealer) into 1 cup of Stoddard solvent
(Hardware store, Drugstore or Dry cleaning shop).