Granddad Jack’s Sack Wax is a beeswax based product that waterproofs and protects many types of fabrics while allowing them to continue to breath. Sack Wax is our own formula that uses 100% natural ingredients to add life and character to bags, clothing and other items. The uses are numerous.
Waxed Fabric has been around for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. It had its beginnings in maritime history when sailors added oils and waxes to their sails to make them water resistant and more efficient. Read more on the history of waxed canvas here.
Whereas Paraffin wax, a petroleum byproduct, was the most popular choice for fabric wax in the past, we have developed a product based on the amazing properties of beeswax and coconut oil. We believe the benefits of these ingredients add greater value to Granddad Jack’s Sack Wax. To learn more about the benefits of fabric wax read this article.
NOTE: Applying Sack Wax could cause the colour of the fabric to darken and it will cause it to become slightly stiffer. Stretch fabrics are virtually impossible to wax and wont perform as well as non-stretch fabrics
NOTE: Sack Wax works by creating a flexible membrane between the fibres. In basic terms it reduces the gaps between the fabric fibres making it difficult for water to get in. If further obstructs water by causing droplets to bead together into larger globules and run off the item with gravity. The advantage to this over other forms of waterproofing using plastics is that waxed fabric still allows small amounts of air in and out so the fabric can breathe and resist overheating and mould.
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Something you should know...
As you browse this site you should know: Jack Stillman bags are handmade using natural materials. They are then protected using beeswax in order to serve you for decades. Most items are handmade to order so please allow 3-5 days prior to shipping.