How to Paint Your Tent

Written by richard bonilla
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How to Paint Your Tent
Painting a tent will require spray paint. (tent on the forest image by Galyna Andrushko from

Tents provide a covered sleeping environment for the user, keeping him warm and safe from the elements. Display your creativity and originality by adding a new paint job to the tent. Most tents are sold in one colour, but the structure can be repainted to restore its appeal.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Painting tarp
  • Masking tape
  • Spray paint

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  1. 1

    Lay all tent pieces -- and removable pieces -- over a painting tarp.

  2. 2

    Mask the parts of the tent cloth to remain unpainted with masking or painter's tape. Use large, vertical or horizontal pieces of tape for maximum protection.

  3. 3

    Shake the spraypaint bottle for a minute or more.; this ensures that the paint and water particles fuse together before spraying commences.

  4. 4

    Spray the laid-out pieces of tent cloth. Stand at least a foot away from the spraying area; use vertical or horizontal bursts.

  5. 5

    Allow the paint to dry for up to 30 minutes. Add another coat of spray if necessary.

  6. 6

    Assemble the tent. Enter the tent and spray it from the inside; use vertical or horizontal bursts. Check any unsprayed areas, and respray if necessary.

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