Fabric Wax : All Natural Water Repellent by Otter Wax : 2.25 oz Bar
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- All-Natural Waxes & Oils
- All-Natural Canvas Wax : Maximum Water Repellency Wax for Fabric
- Environmentally Friendly & Safe Ingredients -Handmade in Portland, Oregon, USA-
- Original Formula : Long-Lasting Water Repellent Seal
- 100% Natural Ingredients: Non-Toxic, No Silicone, No Petroleum
- Great for use on Canvas Shoes, Hats, Jackets, Rucksacks, Backpacks, & More!
- Made in USA
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The Original Otter Wax Heavy Duty Fabric Wax Water Repellent was born from the need to stay dry, and the desire to do it naturally. Our wax offers long-lasting protection from the elements and contains only ALL-NATURAL ingredients from renewable sources. Otter Wax is the first and only water repellent wax that doesn't utilize paraffin, silicone, or other synthetic ingredients. Otter Wax is formulated to be both highly effective and environmentally friendly. Our No-Mess application means you can easily apply directly onto fabrics at home or on the go. After the first application, keep Otter Wax in your car or ski bag for quick, on-the-go touch-ups. Otter Wax : Heavy Duty Water Repellent Canvas Wax featuring Long-Lasting Protection, Easy Application (No Messy Tins), All-Natural Ingredients (No Silicone, No Petroleum), Non-Toxic Formula (Apply Anywhere, Anytime : No Obnoxious Odors or Dangerous Chemicals), Versatility (Use on Canvas Shoes, Hats, Jackets, Rucksacks, Backpacks, Tents, & Much More)
Top Customer Reviews
A few observations:
1. Everyone has mentioned the smell, and while I kind of like it (it's sort of piney/ waxy/ oily) my wife says it gives her headaches, and that it reminds her of a cleaning product her grandmother used to employ in the bathroom. Fair enough.
2. The instructions included are pretty bare bones. I found that I got a much easier and more even coating if I applied the Otter Wax using an ironing board, with a hairdryer laying next to the part of the jacket I was working on, sort of keeping the whole area hot. The easiest work session (more on that in a minute) was held in front of a fireplace. The hotter the area is, the easier you'll find it to get an even coating. Really rub it in like a fat crayon, and you're an over-zealous kindergartener scribbling a monotone picture for your mother. When the fabric darkens, that means it's soaking in, and you can feel free to smear it around with your fingers.
3. It takes a long time, and more wax than you think you need. I figured that buying two bars would be enough to wax the coat, and leave me some leftover for touch ups. Two bars got me through the chest and back panels, and half a sleeve. I needed a third bar to finish the coat, though I'd imagine your mileage will vary depending on the size and cut of the coat, as well as the texture. Mine is a fairly ruddy duck canvas, so if your cloth is more like chinos than jeans you might use less.Read more ›
It goes on like a waxy paste, sitting up on top of the fabric. You heat it with a hair dryer and it melts into the fabric. I waited overnight for it to cure. (Note. when it first goes on it is the constancy of shoe polish --paste. It does not disappear. The cloth is coated and greasy. You have to heat it. Don't overdue it on the brim of the hat since its hard to make it disappear on harder surfaces.)
I'm glad I experimented on a hat I didn't wear first. Once on and cured --it does water proof very well. 3 days later and the smell is practically gone.
Using a hairdryer or heat gun heat up a section of the item you are going to wax and heat up the wax a bit until just soft. Then rub it on in long, even, non-overlapping strokes. Then while it's still warm even it out with by rubbing it in with your fingers pretty hard. Reapply heat if it gets cold and sticky. Once the entire item has been coated make another pass with the hairdryer or heat gun to heat up the wax again to set it (get it good and hot). Then put it up on a rack to dry for a couple days (mine took about 4 days). You'll know when it's dry when it is mostly not waxy feeling anymore and any excess wax will turn white (check around buttons and seams for this). Next take a clean shoeshine brush or stiff bristled brush and brush the crap out of it until the fabric feels a little stiff but not waxy at all and all the excess white wax is gone. You may get dark spots where there was a little extra wax but I liked that distressed look which is why I chose this wax.
Second issue: if you want an invisible water seal don't use this as it darkens the fabric and does so unevenly. If you want a waxed jean and enjoy being really flammable and or on fire use parrafin wax instead.
It takes a bit of effort to apply the wax to things like shoes or boots with multiple seams but the results are better than any of the sprays I've ever tired. I water proofed a pair of my work boots with the fabric wax and have had no issues at all with them despite tromping around in several areas with more mud and snow than I ever care to see again. So far the wax has held up well.
A hair dryer makes the application of the wax much easier when pressing it into the seams of the boots or shoes, plus it smells pretty good so I really didn't mind working with it.
The only possible downside is that it will darken up any fabric it is applied to. The Otterwax website tells you this right on it so there is not really any surprise if you do your research.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This wax is great,used it for water proofing a ball cap for backpacking.
The wax bar is the right size to fit in my hand , was very surprised to see the wax was soft enough to... Read more
The wax works but it is on the small side. I don't have anything to compare it to as to the cost and the amount you receive. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Bar was smaller than anticipated but went on as described. I have not tested the ability to repellent water on the cap I put it on. Looks like it should work fine.Published 2 days ago by Alex
I got this Fabric Wax : All Natural Water Repellent by Otter Wax, after it was recommended by my brother. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kim H
The product arrived quickly and well packaged, and came in a cute little box. The product works as described but does give whatever it is being applied to a different look,... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Sung Choi
This amount is just enough for a full canvas coat, which is what I used it on. It is a pain in the ass to apply, but such is the process of waxing cotton. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Erik Lund
Years ago I used to use Scotchguard spray on fabrics. I thought it was removed from the market, but do see it listed again on Amazon. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Fab Philly
This was just a fail. It stunk and was difficult to apply and did not have the results I was expecting. I feel like I just ruined a pair of jeans. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Harmony
I received this item for a reduced price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
I bought this because I want to make myself a waterproof hat. Read more