CARE AND CLEANING OF WAXED CANVAS
You NEVER want to do this:
Never wash your bag in the washing machine.
Never use warm or hot water to clean it.
Never have it dry cleaned.
Never use detergent, solvent or starch.
How to clean my waxed canvas and leather bag:
Shake or brush off dirt, sand or any other abrasive material.
For small spots, use cold water and mild soap, and a sponge or brush.
With a little soap, gently massage the spotted surface.
Rinse with a sponge and cold water. Let the bag air dry.
RE-WAXING YOUR BAG:
Depending on how much hard use your bag gets, at some time you may consider re-waxing it. This can be done professionally or at home.
Use Otter Wax or Martexin Wax, or an approved product, made for this purpose, only.
The bag should be clean and dry.
Lay as flat as possible using a table or ironing board.
Using a soft cloth to apply the wax, rub down the entire bag as evenly as possible.
If the wax isn’t pliable enough, warm it slightly by submerging the container in warm water or wax the bag and then let it sit in the sun to soften and impregnate the canvas.