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Topic: Help me breathe in new life into my old canvas boots!  (Read 872 times)
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« on: April 01, 2008 07:51:29 AM »

I don't have a picture of my own boots, but these are the boots that I have.

After owning them and wearing them almost everyday for at least a year, they are very worn. The canvas used to stand straight up on its own, but now it just flops over. It's also faded from deep black to a dark gray.

Does anyone have any tips on making the canvas stiff again (I was thinking diluted cornstarch, but would that show on canvas?) and making it a black color again? Also something to remove the green tint from the racing stripes? The white racing stripes have a green tint from grass stains. There are also some holes, but I don't mind them. Maybe I'll glue some canvas to them to cover them up.

I recently washed the boots, and there doesn't seem to be much improvement.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008 01:03:27 PM »

my teacher in highschool use to spary this stuff to paintings on canvas, apparently it preserves life, colour, and helps strengthen too, i would suggest going to a crafts store.

p.s the only thing that comes to mind off hand is hairspray (LOL) as a quick answer.
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