Get the wax here: http://oxhorn.it/wax-cotton-jacket You may need 2.
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Here is what you will need:
1) A cotton coat: http://oxhorn.it/custom-trench-coat
2) Two bars of Otter Wax: http://oxhorn.it/wax-cotton-jacket
3) A heat gun: http://oxhorn.it/wagner-heat-gun
4) A cheap natural-fiber paint brush: http://oxhorn.it/brush-for-waxhing
5) A pillow case (check your bed)
6) An electric dryer (check your house)
Waxing a cotton coat waterproofs it and gives the jacket a nice, vintage look.
Hey there folks this Brandon and with this video I want to show you how to wax a cotton jacket or coat. The reason for this is because I'm trying to gear up for winter and fall. It's getting really rainy and I just got this new coat and it's not water resistant or water proof. You're going to need a few tools, here's the tools you're going to need. One, you're going to need a cotton jacket, hat, coat, whatever it is you're trying to waterproof. It's got to be cotton, and I'll get to that in a minute. Second, you're going to need some Otter wax, this is the wax we are going to use to waterproof the jacket. I'll get into more details as to why we are using this instead of some other options in just a moment. Third, you're going to need a heat gun or a heat tool to help melt the wax to make sure that it gets on the jacket evenly. Fourth, you're going to need a really inexpensive, cheap paintbrush to help spread the wax on the jacket once its melted, and finally you're going to need a pillowcase and an electric dryer, I'll explain why in just a moment. I'm going to get to the step by step instructions in just a minute, but I want to briefly talk about why I recommend that you only do this to cotton garments.
I'm going to be talking specifically about jackets for this example, the reason is this. Most winter clothing is made out of wool or cotton or some sort of man-made material like polyester. You're not supposed to use wax on wool and the reason for that is because wool comes from animals and animal hair is naturally water repellent. If you have a nice wool jacket like a pea coat or some sort of woolen winter coat you don't need to water proof it using any sort of wax. The wool will naturally repel water. Cotton on the other hand comes from plants which are designed to absorb moisture, therefore this is not a waterproof or water resistant material which means that we need to wax it. Now of course there are other options out there. There are Gore-Tex fabrics and all sorts of man-made materials, but I prefer to use a more traditional cotton jacket because of the way it feels, the way it drapes on the body, the way it hangs and because it's very breathable. Waxing a cotton jacket is a little bit time consuming, but it's one of the best solutions for giving yourself a nice stylish, comfortable jacket that's also weather repellent. The problem with using Otter wax is that the instructions that come with it are really limited. These are the instructions on how to use the Otter wax and they're completely wrong. If you follow the Otter wax instructions you're going to ruin your garment or you're at least going to make it not waterproof. Instead we need to figure out the traditional way of waxing a garment just using this product instead of mixing our own wax.
Let me briefly talk about this jacket. I had this custom-tailored for myself using a website that allows you to put in your measurements and choose fabrics and create your own jacket, press go and it ships straight to your door. I included a link in the description of the video if you want to make your own. The reason for that is that is because I have very odd proportions, I'm a larger individual, as you can see with short stubby arms. Every jacket that I buy off of the rack I've got to get adjusted somehow. It ended up being cheaper for me to just get a custom tailored, custom fit jacket and so that's what this is. The thing is if you buy a jacket, high end cotton trench coat from Burberry or some place that has a great track record of making well made garments you can buy them that are pre-waxed but they're going to be like $300 to $400. It's really expensive to buy a high quality, pre-waxed cotton jacket. What we need to do with this video is figure out a very cheap way to do it. It's really cheap inexpensive and it doesn't even take a lot of time. In 24 hours you're going to have a completely waxed waterproof jacket. You only need to reapply the wax once a year if that, if you don't use it a lot you may not even have to reapply the wax for multiple years, so let's get right into it.