How To DIY Wax A Carhartt Jacket To Save Money


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Carhartt jackets are known for their durability and ruggedness.

They are perfect for outdoor activities and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

However, they can be quite expensive.

If you want to save some money, you can wax your Carhartt jacket yourself.

In this blog post, we will show you how to DIY wax a Carhartt jacket to save money.

What You Will Need

Before we get started, let’s take a look at the things you will need:

  • A Carhartt jacket
  • Wax (beeswax or paraffin wax)
  • A double boiler or a pot and a bowl
  • A paintbrush
  • A hairdryer
  • A clothesline or hanger

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Melt the Wax

The first step is to melt the wax.

You can use either beeswax or paraffin wax.

Beeswax is more natural, but it can be more expensive. Paraffin wax is cheaper and more readily available.

You can use a double boiler or a pot and a bowl to melt the wax.

Step 2: Apply the Wax

Once the wax has melted, you can start applying it to your jacket.

Dip the paintbrush into the wax and start painting it onto the jacket.

Make sure you cover the entire jacket, paying special attention to the seams and pockets.

Step 3: Heat the Wax

After you have applied the wax, you need to heat it up.

Use a hairdryer to heat the wax until it melts into the fabric.

This will help the wax penetrate the fibers of the fabric and make it more waterproof.

Step 4: Hang the Jacket

Once you have heated the wax, hang the jacket on a clothesline or hanger.

Let it dry for at least 24 hours.

This will give the wax enough time to set and harden.

Step 5: Reapply the Wax

If you want your jacket to be even more waterproof, you can repeat the process.

Apply another layer of wax and heat it up with a hairdryer.

Hang the jacket to dry for another 24 hours.


Waxing your Carhartt jacket is an easy and affordable way to make it more waterproof.

It may take some time and effort, but it is worth it in the end.

With these simple steps, you can DIY wax your Carhartt jacket and save money.