Bad idea... the soybean oil and turpentine will attract a lot of dirt...and you'll have a pretty nasty mess on your hands. The turpentine may also damage the cloth or the sizing used in the sunbrella fabric. Also, if you rub up against it, it will likely stain your clothes, and it is going to smell.
Originally Posted by ohaavik
Has anyone at all experience with the home-made remedy
I came across; mixing soy bean oil with 50% turpentine and spraying on? 2 parts oil to 1 part turpentine... There seems to be a general understanding to avoid silicone-based waterproofing with Sunbrella and this would, at least, qualify in that department...
In these recessionary times I am happy to save quite a few $$ by making something, but not entirely sure how destructive this mix may be. I am asking a chemist friend and hope to figure out the science behind the mix and would love to hear if anyone have tried it before.
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