how-to-waterproof-fabricThe wet, winter season is upon us! After trekking through the snow to clean off your car or walk to your office, you may be left with soggy clothing. Follow these simple waterproofing steps to help keep your clothes dry.

Supplies: Large saucepan, metal bowl, stovetop, 4 ounces paraffin wax, 4 ounces beeswax pellets, stirring spoon, clothes dryer, 1-inch disposable paintbrush, heat gun or hair dryer, pillowcase or freezer (optional)

Step 1: Fill a saucepan with water and bring to boil. Fill your metal bowl with the waxes and place on top of the pan.

Step 2: Stir the waxes until everything has melted. Heat up your clothing item by running it in the dryer.

Step 3: Once everything is melted, apply the wax to the fabric with a one-inch paintbrush. You’ll want to do this in small sections.

Step 4: Turn on your heat gun or hair dryer and point towards the fabric until the wax melts into the fabric. Let cool.

Step 5: If needed, apply a second coat.

Step 6: Let your item sit for at least 24 hours before you use it. It’s a good idea to air out your treated item so no smells remain.

  • By: Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.
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