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How to waterproof fabric naturally

Why waterproof your clothes naturally?

With the convenience of modern waterproofing sprays on the market today, it’s hard to stay mindful of the impact these chemicals have on the environment. Let’s uncover the best natural waterproofer below.

How to Waterproof Fabric Naturally

For those of us averse to long articles about the pro’s and cons of modern waterproofing products. A quick process synopsis will suffice.

  • First: Grab yourself some Canvas Wax and a hairdryer.
  • Second: Make sure to thoroughly clean your article before application.
  • Third: Rub the wax bar in even strokes across the article, making sure to create an even coating.
  • Fourth: Use a hair dryer to heat the canvas and continue the application process until the appearance looks even.
  • Fifth: Scrape off or re-melt any excess waterproofer until your fabric article appears consistent.

What’s the Best Natural waterproofer?

If you enjoy living a long, healthy life and you want to keep the environment safe for future generations, the best waterproofing spray might be bar-shaped. Furthermore, a weatherproofing bar is made with natural beeswax and TYLOL can last for years and will keep you dry longer than aerosol sprays or wash in water repellents.

Canvas wax ingredients


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Local beeswax is blended with our non-toxic wax formula for natural peak performance.

Pine Pitch

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Used by native peoples for millennia to waterproof bark canoes, shelters and clothing.

Ceria Oxide

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Environmentally friendly alternative to Zinc Oxide for blocking UV light.

Methyl PAraben

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Non-Toxic and food grade, Methyl paraben stops mold, smell, and mildew.


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Better than aerosols, this binder for natural and synthetic fibers that is pfas free and bio-degradable.

How to waterproof a tent naturally

1. Grab a bar of fabric weatherproofing

2. Rub it onto your tent in even strokes

3. Make sure to cover every inch and rub extra wax into seams.

Natural Fabric Weatherproofing is easily rubbed onto any synthetic or natural fiber cloth material for years of rainproof performance. For detailed instructions, check out this article about canvas wax. Unlike aerosols that contain harmful ingredients, fabric wax contains no harsh chemicals, instead, relying on nature’s finest materials for longer-lasting adhesion and abrasion resistance. Seriously, a three hundred percent increase in abrasion resistance as stated in Max Moon’s article. Additionally, fabric weatherproofer penetrates deep into fibers, saturating the material and preventing any foreign fluids or stains from getting through. Conversely, aerosol spray only coats the surface of your fabric. So, you will have to re-apply frequently and expose your lungs and skin to toxins. Finally, if you like the classic look, smell, and performance of a better kind of fabric waterproofing, check out Hawk Tools Canvas Wax.

Max with fabric waterproofer in front of a tent