Heat-Activated Fabric Dressing

$19.95

Our Heat-Activated Fabric Dressing comes in a large 1/2-pint tin and provides enough wax to tackle those bigger projects. This item is perfect for those folks looking to achieve that ‘Factory-Waxed’ appearance. Our Fabric Dressing is perfect for those waterproofing unwaxed items, but it’s also a great option for those that want to use an all-natural wax treatment to re-waterproof their factory-waxed and oiled jackets. Applies easily when melted with a natural-bristle paint brush, soft cloth, and some elbow grease.

1/2 Pint  |  Made in Portland, Oregon

Instructions

 

The application process contains a few more steps than our wax bars, but the extra effort yields fantastic results. Applying hot wax penetrates deep into fabrics and dramatically reduces cure time.

•  place tin in 1.5" cool water
•  use heating element to simmer until melted
•  apply with a brush or lint-free cloth
•  use only as much wax as can be absorbed
•  rub into fabric with fingers for uniformity
•  allow 24~48 hours for wax to cure
•  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.

 

 

Photo Tutorial

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

how to waterproof fabric with otter wax heat activated fabric dressing

 

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 126 reviews
67%
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N.
Rub it in!

I've used Otter's heat activated dressing on a couple of Carhartt, canvas hunting coats. I used a microfiber cloth and simply wiped the liquefied melted dressing onto the fabric and then used the heat gun to melt the dressing into the fabric after it cooled and hardened. The end result was a dull, darkened fabric with a good degree of water repellentcy; the stitching of the canvas fabric remained pliable, highly visible and appeared porous. While this resulted in a coat I would wear to keep me dry during a short exposure to light rain ... it was not something that I believed would withstand a day-long deluge of rain while sitting in a duck blind.
I recently re-conditioned my Filson, insulated Packer hat which has indeed served me well during heavy rains. I used a different technique on the hat. I used the microfiber cloth (same one I used on the coats) applied the melted dressing but instead of using the heat gun to melt the cooled wax into the fabric, I wore nitrile gloves and rubbed the hardened wax into the fabric. The heat from my fingers, combined with the friction of rubbing, worked the dressing into the fabric until a waxy sheen formed on the fabric. I lightly used my heat gun (lowest setting from about 10-12" away from the fabric) which completely soaked the dressing into the hat's brim but left the sheen on most of the rest of the hat. The brim is much thicker material than the canvas top of the hat so I repeated the process on the brim and rubbed in more dressing on any "dull" areas that remained on the canvas until I got a uniform colored sheen on the entire hat.
You'll get several residual small white, wax/dressing specks while doing this and these are easily dissolved by going back and rubbing them into the fabric with your fingers. I didn't use the heat gun again on the hat because I like the look and the high water repellentcy of the hat (Think of how water beads up on a newly waxed car). I waited a couple of days for the tackiness to go away an...

L
L.B.
great product

I used 2 of the fabric dressing orders to fully wax my LC King Chore Coat. worked great! would recommend

S
S.K.
Otter Wax

Thanks my jacket turned out great. I like the smell too. Will buy more for other projects

M
M.G.
Great products

I used the wax on my Gustin waxed chore coat with great results.

G
G.C.

Easy to use and left a great finish on the rifle case I waxed.

Customer Reviews

Based on 126 reviews
67%
(84)
18%
(23)
15%
(19)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
N
N.
Rub it in!

I've used Otter's heat activated dressing on a couple of Carhartt, canvas hunting coats. I used a microfiber cloth and simply wiped the liquefied melted dressing onto the fabric and then used the heat gun to melt the dressing into the fabric after it cooled and hardened. The end result was a dull, darkened fabric with a good degree of water repellentcy; the stitching of the canvas fabric remained pliable, highly visible and appeared porous. While this resulted in a coat I would wear to keep me dry during a short exposure to light rain ... it was not something that I believed would withstand a day-long deluge of rain while sitting in a duck blind.
I recently re-conditioned my Filson, insulated Packer hat which has indeed served me well during heavy rains. I used a different technique on the hat. I used the microfiber cloth (same one I used on the coats) applied the melted dressing but instead of using the heat gun to melt the cooled wax into the fabric, I wore nitrile gloves and rubbed the hardened wax into the fabric. The heat from my fingers, combined with the friction of rubbing, worked the dressing into the fabric until a waxy sheen formed on the fabric. I lightly used my heat gun (lowest setting from about 10-12" away from the fabric) which completely soaked the dressing into the hat's brim but left the sheen on most of the rest of the hat. The brim is much thicker material than the canvas top of the hat so I repeated the process on the brim and rubbed in more dressing on any "dull" areas that remained on the canvas until I got a uniform colored sheen on the entire hat.
You'll get several residual small white, wax/dressing specks while doing this and these are easily dissolved by going back and rubbing them into the fabric with your fingers. I didn't use the heat gun again on the hat because I like the look and the high water repellentcy of the hat (Think of how water beads up on a newly waxed car). I waited a couple of days for the tackiness to go away an...

L
L.B.
great product

I used 2 of the fabric dressing orders to fully wax my LC King Chore Coat. worked great! would recommend

S
S.K.
Otter Wax

Thanks my jacket turned out great. I like the smell too. Will buy more for other projects

M
M.G.
Great products

I used the wax on my Gustin waxed chore coat with great results.

G
G.C.

Easy to use and left a great finish on the rifle case I waxed.

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