Nikwax Rug Wash & Rug Proof 5 Litre Twin Pack

Rug Wash The easy to use natural vegetable-based soap cleaner for all animal rugs and coats. Why breathability is essential for the comfort of your animal. Your animal is most likely to get clammy and uncomfortable in wet or damp conditions if the breathability of their waterproof rug or coat is impaired. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the rug/coat...

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Rug Wash

The easy to use natural vegetable-based soap cleaner for all animal rugs and coats.

Why breathability is essential for the comfort of your animal.

Your animal is most likely to get clammy and uncomfortable in wet or damp conditions if the breathability of their waterproof rug or coat is impaired. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the rug/coat can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your animal rug/coat must be maintained to ensure comfort. Nikwax Rug Wash™ will revitalise the DWR and therefore breathability of your animal rug/coat, keeping your animal comfortable.

Waterproof fabrics need to be breathable.

Some animals, including dogs and horses, can be subjected to the elements whilst outside. When it rains, waterproof rugs and coats are used to keep them dry and comfortable.

It is important that these waterproof fabrics allow moisture vapour to pass through them, or ‘breathe’; otherwise moisture cannot evaporate, so will condense on the inside of the item. Additionally, if the outer fabric absorbs water and ‘wets out’ the item’s breathability will be reduced. Both of these situations will lead to your animal getting clammy, cold and uncomfortable.

The breathability of rugs and coats can be maintained by ensuring the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) is kept in good condition. Nikwax Rug Wash™ will revitalise the DWR preventing water absorption and maintaining breathability to keep your animals dry and comfortable.

Breathable waterproofs aren't just for humans.

Anyone who is outside when it is raining will benefit from breathable waterproof clothing. This includes horses out grazing and dogs being taken for a walk in the rain!

Rug Proof

The easy to use, safe, high performance wash in waterproofing for all animal rugs and coats.

Why breathability is essential for the comfort of your animal.

Your animal is most likely to get clammy and uncomfortable in wet or damp conditions if the breathability of their waterproof rug or coat is impaired. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the rug/coat can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your animal rug/coat must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Rug Proof™.

Waterproof fabrics need to be breathable.

Some animals, including dogs and horses, can be subjected to the elements whilst outside. When it rains, waterproof rugs and coats are used to keep them dry and comfortable.

It is important that these waterproof fabrics allow moisture vapour to pass through them, or ‘breathe’; otherwise moisture cannot evaporate, so will condense on the inside of the item. Additionally, if the outer fabric absorbs water and ‘wets out’ the item’s breathability will be reduced. Both of these situations will lead to your animal getting clammy, cold and uncomfortable.

The breathability of rugs and coats can be maintained by ensuring the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) is kept in good condition. Nikwax Rug Proof™ adds DWR, which prevents water absorption, whilst maintaining breathability, keeping your animals dry and comfortable.

Breathable waterproofs aren't just for humans.

Anyone who is outside when it is raining will benefit from breathable waterproof clothing. This includes horses out grazing and dogs being taken for a walk in the rain!

Rug Wash Apply Nikwax Rug Wash™ in the washing machine.

Use neat Rug Wash™ and a sponge or soft nylon brush to treat stubborn stains before washing. Remove all non-washable parts. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use detergents.

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place 1 item in washing machine (maximum 1 rug per load*).
  3. Ensure washing machine is large enough to allow freedom of movement for item in drum.
  4. Use 150 ml per item.
  5. Wash according to care label. Choose a cycle that will allow the item to rinse thoroughly.

* For large items we recommend using a commercial laundrette.

Use Nikwax Rug Wash™ by hand.

Use neat Rug Wash™ and a sponge or soft nylon brush to treat stubborn stains before washing. Remove all non-washable parts. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use detergents.

  1. Use gloves. Spread item on clean area and wet thoroughly with a hose.
  2. Dilute 1 part Rug Wash™ with 2 parts hot water.
  3. Use brush to scrub the solution into fabric paying attention to dirty areas.
  4. Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
Drying your animal rugs and coats after cleaning.

Leave to air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

Waterproof items at least once a year with Nikwax® Rug Proof. No need to dry items before waterproofing.

Rug Proof Apply Nikwax Rug Proof™ in the washing machine.

For best results always clean rug first with Nikwax® Rug Wash™. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. It is vital that rugs are washed and rinsed thoroughly. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions.

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place clean rug in washing machine.
  3. Use 500 ml for 1 rug. Treat 1 rug per load.
  4. Run 30°C cotton cycle.
  5. Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.
Sponge on Nikwax Rug Proof™.

For best results always clean rug first with Nikwax® Rug Wash™. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. It is vital that rugs are washed and rinsed thoroughly. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions.

  1. Wear gloves. Spread clean rug on clean area and wet thoroughly with a hose.
  2. Use 500 ml for 1 rug, with 1.5 litres of hand-hot water.
  3. Using a new sponge apply solution to rug, working into fabric and seams.
  4. Use any surplus on back area of rug, leave for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Rinse in cold water until water runs clear.
  6. Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

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