Barbour: Care Guide
How to Wax a Barbour Jacket
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO RE-WAXING YOUR BARBOUR
A few things to consider before getting started:
Step 1: Preparation
Step 2: Clean your jacket
Step 3: Soften the wax
Take a tin of Barbour Wax Thornproof dressing (you can buy it from a great store called Country Club Prep). Take off the lid, and then place the tin of dressing in a container of water hot enough to soften the wax (doesn't have to be boiling - just hot). It should take approximately 20 minutes to melt the wax into the appropriate liquid consistency.
Step 4: 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). Wax on. Wax off. Then wipe off any excess wax. This probably goes without saying, but 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, fill 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 5: Drying the jacket
It's key to create an extra-smooth finish. The secret is to blow over the jacket with a hair dryer to spread the wax evenly. Once you've finished re-waxing the jacket, hang it up to dry overnight in a warm place away from other garments. The jacket might lose excess wax for a short time, so take care not to get your newly waxed jacket near leather or upholstery.