With Greenland Wax, you can easily adapt your G-1000 garments to your personal preferences, the weather and your intended activity level. More wax makes a more resistant garment that can keep out the rain and wind. The impregnation also increases the durability and life of the garment by adding a protective layer to the surface of the fabric. With less wax, the garment becomes cooler and more breathable. You can remove the wax by washing the garment in a washing machine at 40°C.
It is a good idea to wax your garment regularly. We recommend that you wax after every two-three washes. If you use the garment for several years without waxing it, the garment will take on an attractive aged look, but it will also become worn and slightly rough on the surface.
This means that when you actually do add the wax, the fabric will absorb a large quantity to saturate the fibres. You might get a zebra-effect. This is not a problem, but it will take longer to wax.
How to wax
1. Apply the wax Take the block of Greenland Wax and rub it with long strokes against the fabric, leaving behind a thin, even layer, kind of like writing with chalk on a chalkboard. Apply the wax generously.
2. Melt the wax Melt the wax into the fibres using a hairdryer or an old iron set on low to moderate heat (remember to wipe off the iron before you use it for other pieces of clothing).
3. Repeat several times to add several layers of wax to surfaces that need extra strong impregnation – shoulders, the hood, knees, the rear and other exposed areas.
Greenland Wax has a low melting point, which means that you can set the iron on low heat (one dot on the dial,110°C). Some sections might require a slightly higher temperature, for example the seams. Raise the temperature of the iron to moderate (two dots on the dial,150°C).