How to Wax a Barbour Jacket: 5 Steps for Proper Care

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We’ve already shown you how to spot fake Barbour jackets, but how do you wax them? Thankfully, Barbour has provided a simple guide showing how often you need to wax and for how long your jacket needs to dry.

Barbour waxing instructionsBarbour waxing instructions

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 re-waxed.

2. Soften the wax

Take a tin of Barbour Wax Thornproof dressing ($49.95 at Amazon). 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.

Barbour Wax Thornproof Dressing, $49.95 at Amazon

Barbour Wax Dressing

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.

David Gandy attends the Barbour International Runway Show LFWM June 2018 at The ICA Theatre on June 11, 2018, in London, EnglandDavid Gandy attends the Barbour International Runway Show LFWM June 2018 at The ICA Theatre on June 11, 2018, in London, England

4. Dry your jacket

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

5. Re-wax your jacket once a year

Once you’ve re-waxed the jacket, hang it up and allow it 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.

If you still have questions, check out this essential step-by-step video guide showing how to re-wax your Barbour jacket at home.

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