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Fabric Dressing | Ultra Durable | UV & Mold Blocking | 8oz


Clean Matte

Hawk Tools fabric wax applied to a traditional canvas jacket.

No discolored creases and grease marks. A consistent matte sheen will radiate warm light for a more refined waxed canvas look.


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A brush, pot, hair dryer, and elbow grease is all that’s needed to create a heritage grade textile.

Dry feel

Waxed Hat

Dry wax wont rub-off like wet wax. It adds a tooth and rugged leathery toughness to textiles.


Paraffin Icon

A paraffin base creates an ultra durable barrier to water for your fabrics.

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.

Heat Activated

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.

10 reviews for Fabric Dressing | Ultra Durable | UV & Mold Blocking | 8oz

  1. Candice Herrera (verified owner)

  2. Curt James (verified owner)

    Really easy to apply

  3. Richard M. (verified owner)

    Product worked as described and was easy to apply

  4. Joe Constance (verified owner)

    My Jacket looks amazing. Thanks for the super fast shipment and extra goodies. Oh, by the way, a scraper would have helped with the waxing in seams and pockets. All in all, it looks great and works even better.

  5. Ted Smith (verified owner)

    One year update – Looks fantastic, I only touched up an elbow after some late repelling antics scuffed it something nasty. A hair dryer cleaned it up right away without needing any more wax.

  6. Michael Hill (verified owner)

    The best waterproofing wax available.

  7. Tony Andre (verified owner)

    Good job Hawk Tools team! Keep it up.

  8. Henry Chan (verified owner)

    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.

  9. Luca Carve (verified owner)

    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.

  10. Patty Spall (verified owner)

    Winning 😉

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