What is Dry Wax?
Beeswax and paraffin are combined to create Greenland Wax, which increases the fabric's water resistance, durability, and wind resistance. It works perfectly on jackets that have had no previous wax applied an on many different types of fabric. This includes; Poly-cotton, twill, canvas and 100% cotton material.
Barbour also produce a similar product, the Lightweight 40z Wax Bar which will work just as well. However we prefer to use Fjallraven's Greenland Wax on all our garments.
Step 1 - Rub the Greenland Wax block against the fabric using long, fluid motions to leave a thin, even layer behind.
Step 2 - Using the corners of the Greenland block, work the wax into the seams and around the pockets.
Step 3 - Melt the wax into the fabric with a hairdryer set to moderate or high heat. Use long, even strokes with a sponge once again to smooth out the wax.
Now hold your jacket up in natural light to determine the coverage. Darker fabric tend to show just how good the application turned out - and if needed just repeat the steps. Even while it's not always necessary, repeating the process numerous times rather than using a single, heavy layer of wax will increase the fabric's water resistance. This is a tried and tested method for exposed areas of the clothing, such the hood, shoulders, or back and knees.