No discolored creases and grease marks. A consistent matte sheen will radiate warm light for a more refined waxed canvas look.
A brush, pot, hair dryer, and elbow grease is all that’s needed to create a heritage grade textile.
Dry wax wont rub-off like wet wax. It adds a tooth and rugged leathery toughness to textiles.
A paraffin base creates an ultra durable barrier to water for your fabrics.
Used by native peoples for millennia to waterproof bark canoes, shelters and clothing.
Environmentally friendly alternative to Zinc Oxide for blocking UV light.
Non-Toxic and food grade, Methyl paraben stops mold, smell, and mildew.
Better than aerosols, this binder for natural and synthetic fibers that is pfas free and bio-degradable.
Clean and prepare your fabric.
Open can and place the lid to the side.
Place can in pot with 1.5″ of simmering water.
Use a Dauber Palm Brush to apply an even conservative coat of dressing.
Work the dressing into the fabric and scrape off excess.
Touch up with Fabric Weatherproofing in spots of heavy use.
Dry Wax Fabric Dressing
For virgin fabric, this 8 oz tin of heat activated dry wax dressing is brushed on as a base layer. It transforms fabric into a highly durable waxed canvas for years of weatherproof protection. For more application instructions and a little more about the heritage of this storied process, check out this article on Instructables.
- Reproof or apply durable waterproofing – Heat activated fabric wax is easily brushed onto your canvas denim or blended work gear. It soaks into the fibers for years of rugged protection.
- Dry Dressing is formulated to take abuse – Your garment will last for generations. It’s tried and tested in the harshest of environments, from the country estate to forestry work.
- Non-toxic – There are toxic chemicals used to process and render commercial off-the-shelf oil and wax products. We forego unnecessary processing with careful temperature and agitation control. We put in the time to make this product right and safe to wear. As always, we are PFAS-free.
The process visualised
What you need and a little bit about how the process should be handled.
Barbour is overrated. They are just a brand these days, it’s really obvious when their thornproof dressing feels like grease and waterproofs about as well. Hawk Tools is killin’ it.
The application takes a little while but you get used to it. The end result is well worth the wait and it lasts for years. Impressed is an understatement.
Good job Hawk Tools team! Keep it up.
The best waterproofing wax available.