How to waterproof canvas shoes the easy way #Do It Yourself#diy#hacks#shoes#tutorial July 13 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits My shoes from Target! Related Post 5 nail polish hacks that can change your life 5ever Nail polish is a much handier tool than folks give it credit for. In addition to making your fingers a little more jazzy, nail polish... Read more If you've got a pair of canvas shoes that you really love, you probably want them to last. I just nabbed this pair of rainbow shoes from Target recently and they're already showing some wear. Sadface. There are a couple of really easy ways to waterproof canvas shoes to keep them more resistant to rain and the elements: beeswax and my preferred way, Scotchguard. Here are two methods for how to waterproof canvas shoes the easy way… Method 1: Scotchguard Yep, like your furniture… What you'll need: A well-ventilated area Newspaper or a dropcloth Canvas shoes Scotchguard spray protectant Steps: Remove any shoelaces from your shoes and lay the shoes on some flat newspaper Shake the can well and spray a bit on the inside area to test that it won't ruin the color If it's all good, hold the can about six inches from the shoes and spray evenly, making sure to coat the tongue if our shoes have on Let dry for at least a few minutes Apply a second coat and let dry for 24 hours to really set Method 2: Beeswax It's none of your beeswax how this works. 😉 What you'll need: Newspaper or a dropcloth Canvas shoes Beeswax Paintbrush Double boiler or an empty metal can Hair dryer Steps: Melt the wax in a double boiler or in a metal can sitting in a pot of hot water set to low Set our shoes on the newspaper along with your melted wax and paintbrush Brush the canvas parts of the shoes evenly with the wax — it will look all white at this point, that's okay Heat the wax with a hairdryer and work it into the canvas with the brush Optional: put the shoes in a tied-off pillow case or similar and tumble dry on high for about 10-15 minutes And you're done! I used the Scotchguard method on mine and it definitely gives the shoes a bit more breathability in exchange for slightly less water resistence versus the beeswax which gives more resistence and less breathability. Have you tried these methods? What are your tips? 8 DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap This honeycomb painted wall was DIYed with paint stirrers and diluted paint to create that gradient effect. It's just one of the zillion ways you can grab something from your… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS How I find ways to express my offbeat self in my onbeat career NEXT These photos of moms & babes nursing in protest of family separation will inspire you Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] I used to work in a coffee shop, so stuff was always spilling on my shoes. I wanted to wear super comfy sneakers, so I used Scotchguard. The spilled coffee, hot water, and other debris just rolled right off! I've also used it for my warm, but not very water-resistant cheap winter boots. It's not 100% waterproof, but water resistant enough for spills and moderate precipitation. Reply Scotch guard works wonders. I have been using it on my kids shoes and knockoff Ugg type boots for years. Totally makes them last a little bit longer and makes them a bit more water resistant. I figured this out after my then preschooler refused to wear her pink canvas shoes because they were "to dirty". No amount of washing got them clean again. So now I Scotchguard them to keep them clean looking longer. And then re-Scotchguard after washing them. Reply An even easier variation on the wax method is with a regular tealight candle and a hair dryer. Pull the candle out of its little tin and use it like a crayon to rub wax all over your shoes. Then heat it up with the hair dryer until it melts and soaks into the canvas. Reply YES to Scotchgard. I started using on white wool coats, now I use it on my shoes and furniture. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.