Waxed Fabric – Olive Drab 12 oz 36″
Waxed fabric is a process of applying wax to a 12 oz single filled duck fabric. This takes a relatively lightweight weak fabric and makes it strong, durable, mildew resistant and water repellent. The fabric is very popular for outdoor applications like farm equipment covers, hay bale covers, shelters, and other tarpaulin applications. This particular treatment is called Canvak™ and can only be applied by Buckeye fabric finishers. This fabric has a slight wax odor, so industrial sewing machines for sewing.
This tough outdoor fabric was built to last. This fabric is also used in tarps for the oil and gas industry to cover steam pipes. There is about 6 oz/sq yd of wax added to the fabric making it water repellent and puncture resistant. Fabric width is about 36″ and 1 yard weighs about 1.5 lbs. Do not use to make products like bags, pouches, luggage or any lifestyle products. Slight wax odor, and the wax may rub off.
Waxed Fabric Uses
- Welding blankets
- Military covers
- Outdoor applications
If you want a flame retardant version of this canvas click on our Pyrosnuff waxed fabric. Request fabric in different widths, weights and colors. To do this we have to run full dye lots. If you have a custom project that needs a lighter weight or heavier weight cotton duck, please feel free to call us regarding wholesale pricing and dye lots.
Waxed Fabric Features
Weight: 18.5 oz/sq yd after waxed finish, dry weight 12 oz/ sq yd
Width (inches): 36
Laundering: Spot clean only. Do not dry clean or laundered.
Warning: Do not use this for backpacks or luggage, for outdoor covers and shelters only, color may run
Content: 100% Cotton Duck (base fabric)
Finish: Waterproof, Mildew Resistant
Weave: Oxford weave
Did you know?
Water repellent fabric – Repel water of the fabric just like water of a duck’s back, but if water strikes with enough force it will go through the fabric. Our sunforger fabrics are water repellent.
Waterproof fabric – Will not get wet regardless of the amount of time exposed to water, or whatever force water does strike the fabric. Our vinyl fabrics are waterproof.
Oxford weave – This waxed cotton canvas is made with a 12 oz single fill duck. The weave pattern of this is duck called an oxford weave (or 2 x 1 basket weave). Oxford weave fabrics are mid-weight, have a soft hand, and are slightly porous. Because it’s slightly porous, the wax coating is able to penetrate right through the fabric and cures well.
Check out sunforgerfabrics.com for more on canvas and duck.
*Fabrics are mostly water and flame resistant, but sometimes water and flame proof depending on how long the fabric exposed to those conditions.*