How to Waterproof a Canvas Jacket

by Nigel D'Orville ; Updated September 28, 2017

If you own a canvas jacket, chances are you might be tired of walking around with a wet jacket after getting soaked in the rain. To prevent this from happening, waterproof your jacket. After properly applying a waterproofing product, water will bead up and roll off the material instead of being absorbed by the canvas.

Items you will need

  • Waterproofing solution
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer (optional)
Step 1

Load the clean jacket into the washing machine.

Step 2

Pour some waterproofing solution into the washing machine's liquid dispenser. A good waterproofing solution for canvas is Nikwax Cotton Proof.

Step 3

Start the machine on a cotton wash cycle. Let the machine finish, and remove the jacket.

Step 4

Hang the jacket to air dry or place it in a dryer (if it is dryer-safe). Tumble dry the jacket on a low setting, and remove when the cycle is complete.

About the Author

Nigel D'Orville began writing seriously during the first semester of his undergraduate studies in 2007. He is a published writer for eHow, specializing in "how-to" articles in a variety of subject areas ranging from car maintenance to consumer electronics. Nigel is currently a senior at the University of Dayton and plans on graduating in May 2011.