Originally Posted by benjamin831
Has anyone rewaxed their twill canvas bags recently? What did you use? I tested a small area with a can of Barbour wax and it darkened the canvas significantly, made it look like tin-cloth.
I used the the Filson Tin Cloth wax to wax the corners of my bag as was suggested by the associate in the store. He said it should help the bag hold up longer, since the corners take most of the beating. They definitely look darker and have attracted more dirt than the rest of the bag.
He said that if I wanted to wax the whole bag, make sure I wax it with the grain of the fabric, and run a heat gun (a blow dryer won't get hot enough) over the bag to make sure the wax settles evenly. He also warned that the bag will
be significantly darker, it will
attract more dirt, and the wax will
wear off on your clothes as it will take quite a bit of time to settle.
Here's a picture of my bag after waxing the corners.