The following step by step guide to reproof and wax the entire jacket or just the parts which get the most wear, such as elbows, creases and pocket edges. Rather than sending your jacket away to be re-proofed you can buy a tin of Barbour Wax Thornproof Dressing and do it at home yourself.
Cleaning your wax jacket
Barbour waxed cotton cannot be washed in hot water, dry cleaned or machine washed as this will remove the waterproofing wax and oils which cannot be replaced. The only way to clean a wax jacket is to brush off any dirt, and then wipe it down using cold water only.
Step by step guide to re-waxing or reproofing your Barbour Waxed Jacket
What you Need….
- Barbour Wax Thornproof Dressing
- Two sponges or Cloths
- Hot Water
- Jug/Container (Large enough for Hot Water to surround the Wax tin)
- Clean Surface
- Coat Hanger
How to do it ….
- Clean your jacket with cold water and a sponge.
- Do not use any soaps or detergents and Never EVER use a washing machine!!!
- Leave the jacket to dry whilst you prepare your work area.
- Open the tin of thornproof dressing wax and stand it in hot water until the wax has melted clear. Use one piece of cloth to work the wax nice and evenly into the jacket, you can use the second piece of cloth to wipe any excess wax as you work.
- Blend any dark patches as you apply the wax. Pay close attention to the seams, creases and areas of heavy use. You can use a hairdryer to smooth out the wax. This will help give your jacket the look of what Barbour calls “The Factory Finish” Hang your jacket to dry overnight if you have any uneven patches simply blend away using the heat from a hairdryer.
If your jacket has LIGHTWEIGHT 4OZ WAX
At approximately 75% of the weight of Barbour’s existing waxes, Lightweight wax is very resilient and retains wax extremely well, meaning that it will hardly ever need to be rewaxed. If rewaxing is required you can purchase a lightweight wax stick and follow this easy guide video below.