Why take care of waxed canvas?
Take a sponge and warm water. Put the product flat on a clean surface.
Moisten the sponge
Rub the stain delicately (if you rub too hard you could damage the product, it is better in the case of a stubborn stain to go to step 4 and use the soap). Allow to dry.
If the stains are resistant, use Alaskan MAKER soap. Take a small amount of soap.
Lather with warm water and rub in circular movements.
Rinse the soap with warm water. Leave to dry.
Why re-wax it?
Depending on the frequency of use, or after a wash your canvas may need to be re-waxed. Uneven areas may appear: shiny or dry or when the moisture no longer beads. In addition to prolonging the life of your product, waxing will revive the colour of the fabric and bring back a uniform look! You can re-wax only a particular area. To wax your product you can use either the wax bar or the cream wax.
We advise you to use the wax bar when you wish to wax a particular area of your garment.
Take your Alaskan Maker wax bar, a hair dryer as a heat source and a clean, lint-free cloth.
Rub the wax back and forth over the canvas, spreading the material evenly.
Insist on areas that require more material such as seams.
Use a hair dryer to soften the wax and impregnate the fabric.
Spread the wax evenly with a cloth.
Leave to dry for 24 hours in a dry place.
Remove white traces of the waxed canvas
Waxed canvas is a material that is rigid when subjected to cold and becomes supple when subjected to heat. This is why when you receive your Alaskan MAKER product it has a patina and white marks appear on the canvas which gives it a vintage effect. These white traces are actually due to the crystallisation of the wax on the canvas. If you wish to remove the white marks on the product, simply use a heat source such as a hair dryer and heat the canvas. Once the wax has been heated, the marks will fade away. Also the material is rigid at the beginning but when you use it, the canvas will soften as you go along. Waxed canvas makes a perfect duo with leather: both materials have a similar durability and develop a beautiful patina with age, so they are more and more combined in fashion accessories. Beautiful, Practical & Robust.
Place the wax cloth bag flat on a clean surface.
Heat the fabric using a heat source such as a scraper or hair dryer, evenly throughout the bag.
The white marks disappear and you can repeat the operation as many times as you like.