How to make your Canvas shoes Waterproof

If you’ve shopped for shoes in Downtown Kingston (Deer, 2015, May 7), you may have noticed that many of these shoes, especially canvas shoes, are not water proof.

Many of these shoes that we by for JA$25000 are made as if they’re supposed to fall apart, especially when they get waterlogged when it rains.

Fortunately I have just the solution for this as shown below:

How to make your Shoes Waterproof

Most shoe polish is made with chemicals that make the shoes look shiny but actually do not make the shoe waterproof. The use of a Beeswax compound or plain beeswax, which you can buy at any Bee supply store in Jamaica (Deer, 2015, December 18) can fix this problem.

Just use a cloth to rub on the beeswax and heat with a hair dryer to melt the wax, allow it to flow into the pores of your shoes. This gels into the porous fabric, sealing the shoes from the elements and makes them water proof without any residual smell.

Sharing is caring, to share this idea with as many persons who may need assistance with their shoes!


  1. Deer, L. (2015, December 18). Jamaican Honeybees and American FoulBrood Disease – How the Ministry of Agriculture ban on Imported Honey protects local Agriculture Industry. Retrieved from
  2. Deer, L. (2015, May 7). KSAC and NWC and the Raw Sewage problem in Downtown Kingston – How to restore order by making Downtown safe for Vendors and Shoppers. Retrieved from




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