At Gordon Energy & Drainage we essentially deal in waterproofing basements, so the idea of waterproofing everyday items really makes sense to us! We don’t think about “waterproofing” very often, but water resistance is important to keep your things in good condition. So, we decided to investigate. Check these tips out to learn how to make several items waterproof.
Waterproof Outdoor Furniture
Even water resistant fabric outdoor furniture can take in water. To keep your outdoor furniture lasting through many seasons, you can do this simple project. Make sure that rain is not in the forecast, and then clean off all cushions with warm soapy water. Let the furniture dry completely before using a waterproofing spray that you can find at any hardware store. Spray outside and cover corners and seams thoroughly. When it dries, you’re ready to use your newly waterproofed furniture!
Waterproofing can help your shoes survive even the rainiest season. You’ll need to find the right type of waterproofing product depending on the material of your shoe. Spray waterproofers work well for silk, snakeskin, or suede. A lotion or oil will work for soft leather. Follow the instructions for the product you buy and always test on a small area to make sure it doesn’t affect the color.
Waterproof Book Covers
We know it isn’t beach weather yet, but if you are planning a vacation to a sunny spot, a waterproof book cover is the perfect way to protect your must-read from water damage. You can use oilcloth or vinyl. Mark around the open book adding ½ inch on top and bottom and 3 inches on each side. Cut out the shape and stitch ¼ inch hem on top and bottom edges. you can then fold the side flaps in and stitch in place.
Do you have any other waterproofing questions or tips? At Gordon Energy & Drainage, we know the power of water to damage items. When water makes way into our basements, there are many consequences. We will keep working hard to waterproof homes to prevent drainage and leaks from damaging homes. You can follow Gordon Energy & Drainage on Twitter and on our blog. Check out the blog for more projects and tips!