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A Simple DIY Guide Showing A Way To Waterproof Anything (and what is the meaning of waterproof)

Today, I’m going to show you how to make a DIY waterproofing solution. You can use this solution to waterproof pretty much anything; I’m going to do my backpack because I think it needs it.

To start with, you’re going to grab your mineral spirits, and then pour the entire quart right into your container. You want to get a container that has a lid to it, and you can use the lid to shake up your solution without getting it all over the place.

Secondly, you want 100% clear silicone caulking, and you’re going to add it to your mineral spirits. At this point, you want to start to stir it up, you can grab a paint stick or a dowel, and just start to break up that caulking, break up the silicone.
Now, just to get the very last of it, really get it incorporated, place that lid onto my container and then just shake it, shake it out.

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You’re going to grab a paintbrush and paint it on just like you would paint on fabric paint. Get it nice and dipped…

Use a brush that you don’t plan on painting with again, because once this is waterproofed, the paint isn’t really going to stick to it, and you’re not really going to be able to use it.

You’re just going to start to paint on your waterproofing. And there you have it. Leave this overnight in a cool, dry place and let it cure. You want to give it about 24 hours before it’s dry and it’s ready to go.

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