Heat Activated Fabric Dressing
This tin of waterproofing wax is an excellent solution for large waxed canvas projects.
This wax is from Otterwax, the Portland based company who creates a useful line of ecologically sound fabric and leather care products.
Like the rub-on bars of Otterwax (also available in our shop), this heat-activated formula is completely natural - it is void of animal fats, fillers, petroleum distillates, mineral oil or chemical preservatives. It waterproofs and protects canvas fabric while creating an aesthetically pleasing look similar to traditional oil cloth.
There are a few more steps necessary to apply this wax in comparison to the solid Otter Wax bars (which are ready to rub straight on to the fabric) but the results are worthwhile if you desire a fully saturated waxed garment. Since the wax is melted before it is applied, it will permeate further into the garment. Heat-activated wax will give you a more uniform (or "factory-finish") appearance rather than the aged look achieved by Otter Wax rub-on bars.
To use: Heat the wax in a pot of simmering water until melted and apply to the finished canvas garment with a paintbrush or lint free cloth. Use a hair dryer and elbow grease to rub the wax coating into the weave of the canvas thoroughly until it achieves a burnished sheen. Allow 24 to 48 hours for the wax to cure.
Each tin includes 1/2 pint (236 ml) of wax. This can be used to re-wax several factory-waxed garments or it can wax a large jacket or pair of pants from scratch.