How To Make Your Wrenchmonkees Garments Waterproof Using Fjällräven’s Greenland Wax
- Heat gun or blow drier
- Fjällräven Greenland Wax
- WM A.C garment
Micke prefers to use a heat gun.
It melts the wax at higher temperatures compared to a blow drier. In his experience using a heat gun yields the best results as the wax is better absorbed into the fabric. You don’t need a high-end professional heat gun – you can buy one cheaply at your local go-to DIY store.
- Use a completely flat surface with a good working-height
- Lay the fabric flat and make sure it doesn’t fold
- Start applying the wax in a corner and apply the wax evenly
- Make sure to get plenty of wax around the seams
- Have patience, it takes time to wax the entire jacket – expect at least 30 minutes to apply one layer of wax to the garment
- Set the heat gun to around 200°C (around 400°F) and hold it approximately 10-20 cm from the fabric. WARNING: the nozzle of the heat gun gets very hot, so be careful
- If you use a regular blow drier, turn it on at maximum heat and hold it very closely to the fabric. Using the blow drier will take longer time to get the wax to melt properly
Remember the wax will make the fabric less breathable and thus hotter to wear – which can be desirable in colder climates.