Lets cut to the chase, this article is a brief diy instructional guide to a proper canvas waxing. Also, a couple supplies that make the process a breeze and not a gail.

The how to diy canvas wax breakdown:

  • Canvas Wax
  • Lint Roller
  • Hair Dryer
  • Canvas Article
1. Prepare

Clean and dry your canvas article with a brush and lint roller to remove dirt and debris. The wax will trap any dirt or staining on your fabric. If you use water, make sure the canvas is completely dry before heating. Heat the article with a blow dryer, making even passes so the wax will soften when applied.

2. Application

Lay the canvas article on a flat surface or use your hand to prop up the back side. Rub wax on a small hidden area to make sure you like the look then go to town. First, rub the wax on with even strokes. Remember, you want wax to look consistent so push wax into seams and zippers.

Also,  use the hair dryer to keep everything soft and pliable while you rub everything in with your fingers. Lay down more coats of canvas wax until the whole article has the same waxy look.

3. Cure

Find a warm dry place out of the sun and hang your canvas article to cure over night. Consider yourself water tight! Your just waxed your canvas like an explorer of yore and have the durability no other waterproofing method can claim. Go out and chase your calling in classic rugged waterproofing for the ages.

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