Nikwax Rug Proof 1 Litre
The easy to use, safe, high performance wash in waterproofing for all animal rugs and coats.
Adds Durable Water Repellency and revitalises breathability and insulation of your animal's rugs and coats.
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.
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.
Your waterproof animal rugs and coats could be soaking up water just because they are dirty. First, try cleaning them with Nikwax Rug Wash™ and if your animal rug or coat is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalised just from cleaning. But, once the rug/coat has been thoroughly worn, you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax Rug Proof™, after cleaning first with Nikwax Rug Wash.
Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax waterproofing products are WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. They contain no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and are completely free of fluorocarbons (which have been shown to be persistent in the environment and have been associated with serious health issues).
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.
- Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
- Place clean rug in washing machine.
- Use 500 ml for 1 rug. Treat 1 rug per load.
- Run 30°C cotton cycle.
Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.