Wax cotton has a reputation as an old school waterproofing technology.
However, with the recent resurgence in “heritage” design, wax cotton is making quite the comeback.
Like any waterproof technology, it is a good idea to take proper care of your wax cotton gear. With that in mind, we present the following photo essay on how to re-waterproof your wax cotton jacket using Nikwax Wax Cotton Proof.
This Orvis Wax Cotton jacket was filthy! As you can see, it wasn’t repelling water as well as it should.
The first step is to wash the jacket in Nikwax Tech Wash. This jacket was so dirty that it took multiple cycles to get it clean! If your care label says not to machine wash, hand wash or sponge clean the item. While it’s still wet, lay it out on a protected surface.
Start spraying Nikwax Wax Cotton proof on the jacket. The waterproofing will be opaque and white, but don’t worry, it will dry clear!
Keep spraying the jacket. Ensure maximum coverage, especially seams and hard wear areas.
Once covered, rub the Wax Cotton Proof into the jacket. Make sure to remove all excess waterproofing!
Flip the jacket over and waterproof the back.
Buff the entire jacket, making sure to get even coverage and to remove any excess.
Let jacket hang dry. It may take a day or two to dry completely. Voila! Clean and Waterproof.
Another Satisfied Customer!