How to Re-wax your jacket

The essential step-by-step guide from Barbour on how to re-wax your Barbour jacket at home. Watch the video or follow the instructions below.

A few things to note before getting started:

- Fully read the instructions on the tin.

- Carry out the re-waxing in a safe area and out of reach of children.

- We'd recommend those under the age of 16 don’t carry out the process.

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Step 1. Clean your jacket

Clean the jacket using cold water and a sponge to wipe down the outside of the jacket. Avoid using hot water, any kind of soap and NEVER put the jacket in the washing machine, as this will remove the wax coating permanently and the jacket cannot be rewaxed.


Step 2. Soften the wax

Take a tin of Barbour Wax Thornproof dressing. Remove the lid, stand the tin of dressing in a container of water hot enough to soften the wax. It should take approximately 20 minutes to melt the wax into a liquid consistency.

Step 3. Wax your jacket

Using an old cloth or sponge, work the melted wax well into the jacket paying particular attention to seams, creases and dry patches. Wipe off any excess wax. You should keep the wax tin in the hot water while working in order to keep the wax softened. If the wax begins to harden top the container with more hot water. Ensure you keep the wax away from the corduroy collar, the inside of the jacket and inside of the pockets.

Step 4. Dry your jacket

To ensure you get an extra smooth finish blow over with a hair dryer to even the spread of wax.

Step 5. Re-wax your jacket once a year

Once you've re-waxed the jacket, hang it up. Allow to dry overnight in a warm place away from other garments. Be aware the jacket may lose excess wax for a short while so take care not to get your newly waxed jacket near leather or upholstery.

We recommend you have your waxed jacket re-waxed once a year. You can re-wax your jacket yourself by purchasing Thornproof dressing online and following our step by step guide. Re-waxing is very straightforward you should only need to buy one tin, two if the garment is in a tired condition. Alternatively, you can send your Jacket to us and have it re-waxed in our factory. Visit our re-wax and repair page to find out more.