How to re-wax your Barbour jacket

Wednesday 27th April, 2016 | Posted by Marchbrae

If your Barbour needs re-waxing follow these simple step-by-step instructions on how to bring your Barbour jacket back to life. Essential at home guide will ensure your jacket looks on point for your next country adventure.


For excellent results use Barbour Wax Thornproof Dressing Tin

Step 1. Clean your jacket

Ensure your jacket is clean and dirt free. Using sponge and cold water wipe down any visible marks. Avoid using hot water or soap and never put the jacket in the washing machine, as this will remove the wax coating permanently.

Step 2. Soften the wax

Remove the lid of Barbour Wax Thornproof dressing. Stand the tin in hot water until wax softens. It should take approximately 20 minutes to melt the wax into a liquid consistency.


Step 3. Wax your jacket

Work the melted wax well into the jacket using a cloth or sponge. Concentrate on seams, creases and dry patches as they need particular attention. Wipe off any excess wax. Keep the wax softened at all times by topping the contained up with more hot water. Ensure you keep the wax away from the corduroy collar, jacket lining and inside of the pockets.

Step 4. Dry your jacket

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


Step 5. Aftercare

Once you've re-waxed the jacket, hang it up and allow to dry overnight in a warm place. Ensure to keep the jacket away from other garments as it might transfer excess wax on to leather and upholstery.

We recommend re-waxing your Barbour once a year. You can re-wax your jacket yourself by purchasing Barbour Thornproof Dressing Tin and following this step by step guide. Alternatively, you can send your jacket to us and have it re-waxed by Barbour. Please email us for Barbour re-wax and repair service for more information.




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