Barbour International jackets are designed to see you through a lifetime of adventures - if you look after them, they’ll look after you. Protecting your back, or helping you charge into your day like a true original, make your jacket last the journey with our step-by-step rewaxing guide.


You Will Need:

Wax | Pan/Bowl | Hot Water | Sponge | Hairdryer (optional)


Step by Step Guide

Step 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 rewaxed.

Barbour Jacket

Step 2 | Soften the wax...

Take a tin of Barbour Wax Thornproof dressing. 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.

Step 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.

rewaxing Barbour jacket


Step 4 | Dry your jacket...

To ensure you get an extra smooth finish on your rewaxing, blow over the jacket with a hair dryer to even the spread of wax. Remember not to do this too closely, as it may heat up the wax too much, causing it to run.

Step 5 | Re-wax your jacket once a year...

Once you've re-waxed the jacket, hang it up. Allow 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.

Barbour waxed jacket hanging to dry Barbour waxed jacket


Shop our Wax Care for essentials to maintain your Barbour International jacket, including our original Thornproof Dressing.


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