McAlister Wax Spray
McAlister Wax Spray is a spray on wax dressing used to re-treat and revitalize the wax coating on your McAlister gear. One can of McAlister Wax Spray will fully treat one coat, one bib, or two pair of pants. Protect your investment.
Waxed cotton is a unique high-performance fabric. It is made by weaving two-ply cotton yarn into a strong canvas fabric, which is then treated with our own pharmaceutical food-grade wax, not a parafin wax. Our unique wax has no smell and does not produce the excessive oily feel common with some wax cotton fabrics. This wax treatment makes the fabric highly water-resistant and wind-resistant, while still maintaining the breathability of the cotton.
Most waxed cotton garments will need regular re-treatment (commonly called reproofing) within the second year of use if worn frequently, or even sooner if you notice that the coat is drying out due to exposure to the elements. Uneven, shiny or dry areas, or where moisture no longer beads, is a good indicator to reproof those specific areas. It is not necessary to reproof the entire garment unless it has been washed.
By re-treating your waxed cotton jacket, you can bring back its original water-resistant finish. On top of prolonging the life of your jacket, reproofing will also revive the fabric's color and help to prevent holes from forming along the seams of your jacket. The McAlister Wax Spray treatment is easy to use and is highly recommended for newcomers to the process of re-treating waxed cotton garments.
McAlister Wax Spray Treatment Instructions:
- Be sure the garment is CLEAN and DRY.
- You will need approximately one can of spray per item.
- Place the item on a clothes hanger.
- This process needs to be done outside or in a garage with plenty of ventilation.
- Hold the can 6-8 inches from the surface of the garment and start at the top of the garment and work your way down.
- Spray both the front and back of the garment.
- Pay special attention to seams along the sleeves and back of garment, as well as areas that show signs of high wear.
- Allow the garment to hang in a well-ventilated area for at least 12 hours.
- After drying, inspect the garment for any areas that still appear shiny or dry and spray a small amount of the wax to touch up the area.