Patching a Tent using Tape/Patches
Before you get started patching up your tent, you need to ensure that you are using the correct repair tape/patch for the material your tent is made of. For instance, if your tent is made of nylon, then you will want to source a tape designed for nylon repair.
You will need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Repair tape or patches
First things first, you will want to ensure you have wiped the area surrounding the tear with rubbing alcohol. Do not skip this step. Once the area is wiped, the tape will have a better chance of staying put.
Once you have cleaned the surface thoroughly, you may begin cutting the tape according to the amount you suspect you will need. Or if you are using patches, simply peel them off their plastic shelf and press the patch into place.
(Note: If your tear is in a high-tension spot, you may wish to double tape or patch either sides of the tent for extra support and strength)
Allow tape or patch to cure in a cool dry place for 24 hours before packing your tent away.
To ensure you avoid unnecessary tears in your tent, well before the general wear and tear timeframe is up, just ensure that you give your tent a little TLC and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for storing your tent.