Otter Wax Large Bar

$17.95

Our all-natural heavy duty fabric wax is made from the highest quality beeswax and proprietary blend of of plant-based waxes and oils. The first and only water repellent wax that doesn’t utilize paraffin, silicone, or other petroleum-based synthetic ingredients.

The larger size of this bar is ideal for those wanting to treat larger items such as jackets or pants, so if you're on the fence about how much wax your project will require we recommend going with this size.

Using Otter Wax is an easy way to greatly improve the functionality and utility of virtually any item. It can be used to revive the waterproofing capabilities of factory-waxed or oiled clothing, and is also an excellent way to waterproof untreated fabrics. Use on a variety of clothing and equipment from jackets, to hats, to bags, to tents, and more.

Net WT. 5oz | Made in Portland, Oregon

Instructions

 

Rubbing the bar back and forth creates the perfect amount of heat to loosen wax and spread evenly into the top layer of fabric. Works best with natural fabrics, but can also be used on blends when natural fabrics are in the majority.

• thoroughly clean and dry item before application
• rub into fabric to create friction
• smooth out with fingers to create uniform seal
• allow item to cure in a warm, dry place for at least 24 hours
• reapply as often as necessary
• remove spot stains with Canvas Cleaner
• deodorize with Odor Eliminator

 

FAQ

 

What's the difference between your Wax Bars and Fabric Dressing?

Our Wax Bars are excellent for one-sided waxing because it creates a seal on the top layer of the fabric. It’s ideal for hats, shoes, and gloves, where you wouldn’t want waxed fabric in direct contact with your skin. Our bars are also great for quickly re-proofing factory waxed and oiled garments. Our Fabric Dressing is melted down when applied, thus permeating deeper into the fabric and yielding a more factory-waxed appearance. This is ideal for multi-layered coats and jackets, or for re-proofing factory-oiled fabrics.

I've applied Otter Wax, how long do I have to wait before I can use my item?

We recommend allowing freshly waxed items to cure in a warm and dry place for 24-72 hours before use. Lower temperatures and higher humidity will often extend the amount of time it takes for a waxed item to cure and the light tack subside. Heavy application of our wax may also contribute to longer cure time, so we recommend starting off with a light coat of wax and adding more if desired.

On what types of fabric can I use Otter Wax?

Our Fabric Wax and Fabric Dressing will work on most any type of fabric. Because our wax is made from all-natural ingredients, it will generally bond best with natural fibers (cotton, hemp, etc., however it is also very effective on blended fabrics where the proportion of natural fiber to synthetic is in the majority.

 

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 310 reviews
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D
D.Y.

Went on easy

J
J.D.

I purchased this product because I have a canvas haversack which I wanted to waterproof and also give a bit of a used and aged look. The bag had a kind of stained and beaten up look which I wanted to retain and enhance. The OTTER WAX did just what I wanted. The bag looks and feels great and seems to repel water well. Also this bag is a small part of a much larger collection of articles which my wife and I use for historical reenactments so I am looking forward to using OTTER WAX on many of them. We attend reenactments, which are attended by hundreds of other reenactors, a couple of times each year, and the talk around the campfires always revolves around our gear and new ways to protect things in an historical correct manner. OTTER WAX fits the bill perfectly and is stupid-proof easy to use. Great product and I will be ordering more.

D
D.C.W.

Yes, it took a little elbow grease. Nothing I wasn't expecting.Took 20 min. to 1/2 hr to put on an oilskin coat I bought online. Put it in an old pillow case and threw it in dryer on high for about 20 minutes. Did a great job! No mess in the dryer either. Some of the online instructions by private individuals lead me to believe this was going to be a real hassle. It wasn't at all. Highly recommended!

m
m.r.

Very pleased with itemWill definitely order another for my waxed sailing smock project.Pleasant smell and easy to use on a cotton over shirt.Dries into fabric.Very different to traditional U.K. Paraffin based wax.

B
B.R.

I waxed my Topo Designs Kettlesack. super easy to use great product.

Customer Reviews

Based on 310 reviews
80%
(249)
15%
(46)
5%
(15)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
D.Y.

Went on easy

J
J.D.

I purchased this product because I have a canvas haversack which I wanted to waterproof and also give a bit of a used and aged look. The bag had a kind of stained and beaten up look which I wanted to retain and enhance. The OTTER WAX did just what I wanted. The bag looks and feels great and seems to repel water well. Also this bag is a small part of a much larger collection of articles which my wife and I use for historical reenactments so I am looking forward to using OTTER WAX on many of them. We attend reenactments, which are attended by hundreds of other reenactors, a couple of times each year, and the talk around the campfires always revolves around our gear and new ways to protect things in an historical correct manner. OTTER WAX fits the bill perfectly and is stupid-proof easy to use. Great product and I will be ordering more.

D
D.C.W.

Yes, it took a little elbow grease. Nothing I wasn't expecting.Took 20 min. to 1/2 hr to put on an oilskin coat I bought online. Put it in an old pillow case and threw it in dryer on high for about 20 minutes. Did a great job! No mess in the dryer either. Some of the online instructions by private individuals lead me to believe this was going to be a real hassle. It wasn't at all. Highly recommended!

m
m.r.

Very pleased with itemWill definitely order another for my waxed sailing smock project.Pleasant smell and easy to use on a cotton over shirt.Dries into fabric.Very different to traditional U.K. Paraffin based wax.

B
B.R.

I waxed my Topo Designs Kettlesack. super easy to use great product.

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