How to Paint Your Tent

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Painting tarp
  • Masking tape
  • Spray paint
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