Best Made British Millain Wax Tin
Dress all your Best Made canvas products with this wax and rest assured they will remain impervious to water and last longer. Using minimal heat and a little elbow grease, this special formulation of British Millerain Wax can be applied with ease to most of our garments and bags.
Never dry clean or wash a waxed garment in a washing machine. This will remove the wax and the whole garment will need to be re-waxed. The areas that most often require re-waxing are areas that rub against one another, or bend or crease, such as the elbows and knees. First, determine if your garment needs re-waxing. Many times simply using a hot hair dryer and some vigorous rubbing will be enough to redistribute wax and eliminate crease marks. To test the garment’s water resistance, spray the area with water and let it sit for 10 minutes. If the water beads up and stays beaded, it probably doesn’t need re-waxing. If the beads disappear into the fabric, prepare to re-wax the garment.
- 3" diameter x 1" height
- 40 ml (1.35 oz.)
- The following instructions are for re-waxing fabric that has already been waxed.
- Clean the area to be re-waxed. Remove any dirt. Try scrubbing with water first. If needed, use a bit of mild soap to clean heavily soiled areas.
- Warm the area of the garment you’ll be applying the wax to with a hair dryer. This will relax the fibers in the fabric and help the wax to initially penetrate upon application. Use your fingers to rub the garment as you heat it. This may redistribute enough wax to remove crease marks and may be all your garment needs.
- Apply the wax, wearing a pair of vinyl gloves to keep your hands clean. Start with a small amount and apply as evenly as possible with your fingers. Using your fingers rather than a rag allows the heat from your hand to keep the wax soft, and it makes for the most efficient use of your wax. The garment should take on a smooth waxy sheen. Apply a little extra wax to any seams.
- Heat the wax with a hair dryer and rub it in vigorously with your fingers. This will melt the wax into the fabric. The waxy sheen will dissipate, but will not entirely disappear. Continue heating and rubbing until the wax has completely melted and the fabric takes on a uniform appearance.
- Let the garment rest overnight. This will allow the wax to penetrate the fiber even more.
- Test your garment with a spray bottle to check its water resistance. The water should bead on the surface. Reapply wax to any needed areas. Remember that a waxed cotton garment or pack is water resistant and often not entirely waterproof. The amount of wax required to make a garment entirely waterproof results in a stiff appearance.
- The first few wearings after re-waxing can cause some surface wax to rub off onto other objects and garments, so it’s best to keep the garment separated from other clothing.
- Made in the UK