Canvak is an after-market canvas refinishing compound and water and mildew resistant solution that can be applied to extend the life of water resistant cotton duck canvas. Canvak helps preserve the existing wax based coating on existing fabrics. Brush on water-resistant Canvak canvas preservative for improving the existing protective wax finish on awnings, tarpaulins, canvas, covers and tents. Very easy to apply. Just clean and dry fabric surface to be treated, then brush on Canvak. Let it dry. One gallon can.
Canvak is not recommended for use on vinyl finishes or synthetic fabrics. Please make sure to find out the exact fabric type of your tarp, tent or awning and test it before applying.
- 85% Mineral Spirits
- 12.5% Inactive Ingredients
- 2.5% Zinc Naphthenate
Canvak contains wax and may leave a water repellent film on the fabric. It is recommended that Canvak be applied to a small inconspicuous area first to be sure the product will create the desired results.
Directions for applying Canvak
- Have surface to be treated dry and free from dust or dirt
- Stir Canvak contents well and apply with a stiff brush, rubbing well into the surface
- Use about one gallon of Canvak to each 100 square feet of canvas
- If product is thick in cold weather, warm slightly in warm water before applying as it spreads best at 80 degrees Fahrenheit
- WARNING: Use Canvak to retreat previously treated cotton canvas fabric only. Do not use Canvak to treat any raw cotton canvas.
- WARNING: Canvak is not able to seal worn out canvas fabric already leaking badly. If a canvas is worn out, leaking, or having pin holes, replace the canvas with a new one.
- WARNING: Do not use Canvak on any synthetic fabrics, including but not limited to vinyl, plastic, synthetic polyester, acrylic, polyethylene etc.
Canvak Buying Guide
Canvak Canvas Preservative is not a waterproofing product. Instead, Canvak is a water resistant material. Canvak is made up of mineral spirits and petroleum waxes. The product was developed during WWII to preserve the coating on the Olive Drab duck tents. Then during the Vietnam era it was reestablished for the government ounce duck tents.
The mineral spirits is the carrier which dissipates from the coated material that has been treated and leaves the wax behind, kind of like waxing a car, the wax left on material treated will cause water to bead and run off.
Canvak Canvas Preservative needs to be used prior to the degrading of coating that is already applied on a cotton canvas product. If a canvas is already leaking, that means the coating on canvas is already damaged. Canvak will not prevent the damaged canvas from leaking.
Questions About Canvak?
Canvak is manufactured by Buckeye Fabric Finishing Co. in Ohio, USA. If you have questions about using Canvak for specific fabrics, please call Buckeye Fabric Finishing Co. at 740-622-3251.
- WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
- WARNING: Flammable. Keep away from heat and open flame. Do not use near welding, cutting torch, or metal scraping tools. Close container after each use. Flash point 104 F.
- WARNING: Use in a well-ventilated area.
- WARNING: Avoid repeated or prolonged contact with skin and breathing of vapors or mist spray. Neoprene gloves recommended for long exposure. Excessive inhalation could cause dizziness or nausea.
- WARNING: Can cause severe eye irritation. Flush eyes with large amounts of water. Wear splash goggles for eye protection. Do not ingest. Swallowing could cause vomiting and diarrhea, and could possibly be fatal.
- NO RETURNS or refunds Allowed on adhesive, cement, compound and glue. Sales are final.
- Canvak is a canvas refinishing compound and water and mildew resistant solution.
- Improve protective wax finish on awnings, tarpaulins, canvas, covers and tents.
- Use one gallon of Canvak to each 100 square feet of canvas approximately.
- Apply Canvak using a brush or spray on a clean and dry fabric surface.
- Canvak is not recommended for use on vinyl finishes or synthetic fabrics
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