Paraffin Waxed Canvas

Bayside Hobo

Paraffin Waxed Canvas

Waxed canvas or waxed cotton was used centuries ago, when sailors realized that their sails caught more wind when wet. Sailors in the mid-19th century discovered they could apply linseed oil to their sailcloth, and eventually to their capes to waterproof the fabric.

In the 1930s, the application of linseed oil was replaced with a new process of impregnated cotton cloth with paraffin wax. This produced a waxed canvas that remained highly water resistant, but more breathable and less stiff.


  • Flexible, softest feel for a waxed canvas
  • Water and dirt resistant

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