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March 28, 2017
How to Waterproof a Pointer Brand Chore Coat With Otter Wax Fabric Wax
If you've ever thought about improving the performace of apparel by adding a layer of Otter Wax, you've probably thought about using it on a jacket. A project like this will take a little work, but you'll be rewarded with a jacket that will last a lifetime.
In this tutorial, we'll be applying our Heavy Duty Fabric Wax to a Pointer Brand Brown Duck Chore Coat. We love waxing up the canvas that Pointer Brand uses. It's 100% cotton and has a nice, thick texture that allows our wax to be thoroughly incorporated into the top layer of canvas. Since this is a single-layer coat, we've elected to use our bars of Heavy Duty Fabric wax in order to ensure that the wax stays on the outside of the coat. Using something like our Fabric Dressing would likely soak through, so if you wanted to wear this coat with with just a t-shirt underneath, you won't have to worry about your skin being in contact with the waxed fabric. It's not like there's anything wrong with having waxed canvas touching your skin, it's just that it's not really all that comfortable, and can feel kind of clammy against your skin. Save the Fabric Dressing for when you want to wax something with a lining on the inside.
You can expect this project to take about 1-2 hours, and then a couple days of cure time to allow some of the oils to evaporate off the canvas before wearing. A canvas like this one will absorb a fair amount of wax, so don't be surprised if after a few days of hanging it's still somewhat tacky to the touch. This is totally normal and the jacket is wearable, so just put it on and get outside!
Here's what you'll need:
1x - Heat Gun (Optional)
1~2 Hours + Cure Time