Waxed cotton jackets provide shelter from the wind, insulation in colder conditions and keep the wearer comfortable and dry. Plus, the fabric is incredibly durable and tough against abrasion – they are harder to rip or get holes in. Waxed cotton jackets may lack the freedom of movement you find in hardshell waterproofs, however, they suit those who value comfort and warmth, whether partaking in country pursuits or for general day-to-day wear.
Waxed cotton jackets will wear down over time. Having effectively ‘moulded’ to the wearer, waxed cotton will lose its water repellency through use. You will start to see creases in the fabric – this is where the wax has ‘rubbed off’ – causing jackets to look slightly different in colour to when new.
This is not a reason to throw the garment away and purchase another! Nikwax has the answer to keep the prized waxed jacket in prime condition, ready to be worn time and again when enjoying the outdoors.
Wax Cotton Proof is easy-to-use and completely safe for waxed cotton fabric.
So, what does it do?
Wax Cotton Proof rejuvenates and replenishes the water repellent coating – vital for keeping dry in the jacket in wet weather.
It revives tired, worn out waxed cotton fabric, so garments will last for years to come.
Performance is optimised, with the fabric no longer ‘wetting out’ and making the wearer damp, chilly or uncomfortable.
Wax Cotton Proof helps extend the jacket’s life, so you can enjoy wearing it for longer!
How do you use Wax Cotton Proof?
Firstly, give the garment a clean! If the care label allows, then clean the outside using Tech Wash® with a damp sponge. Otherwise, rinse the item under cold running water and use a cloth to remove all dirt from the surface.
Lay the jacket, fastened, flat on to a protected working surface.
Spray Wax Cotton Proof all over the outer fabric, rubbing with a damp cloth to spread it evenly into the fibres.
Check that no areas have been missed and then hang the garment up to air dry.
Rub away any drips / touch up any areas that may have been missed.
Once dry, the garment is ready to use – whether that is for everyday living, countryside pursuits, or outdoor activities where you want to remain dry, warm and comfortable.