Just wanted to pass on an easy waterproofer that I learned how to make a very long time ago. Just be careful when making it. It's very easy to get burned if you don't pay attention. Otherwise it's the type of recipee that will work for a lifetime. Recipe is as follows 16oz of beeswax + 8oz of turpentine + 8oz of linseed oil = The best waterproofer that can be made at home.