Nikwax® Rug Proof

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Nikwax® Rug Proof from Pegasus Health
1 L£11.69
10% discount - was £12.99, saving £1.30
5 L£44.99
10% discount - was £49.99, saving £5.00

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Wash-in waterproofing for canvas and synthetic horse rugs.

Benefits of using Nikwax® Rug Proof:

  • Adds / renews water repellency and revives breathability of horse rugs
  • Resists water absorption due to flex & abrasion damage
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
  • Maintains insulation, keeping your horse warm
  • Treatment will reduce the growth of mildew in the rug
  • Easy-to-apply - can be used in a washing machine or applied by hand, no tumble drying required
  • Will not affect cosmetic appearance
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, non-hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons
Ideal for:
  • All horse rugs and blankets with breathable linings.
  • Recommended for use on Rambo Rugs.
When to use Nikwax® Rug Proof:
Always apply Nikwax® Rug Proof to new or used horse rugs to keep items in perfect water-repellent condition. Remember to clean gear first with Nikwax® Rug Wash before applying Nikwax® Rug Proof (you don’t have to wait for items to dry between cleaning and proofing).


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.

Machine wash:
  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° cotton cycle
Hand wash (use gloves):
  1. Use 500 ml for 1 rug, with 10 litres of hand-hot water in vessel
  2. Agitate to mix, push down into vessel so that whole rug is immersed
  3. Add a further 15 litres of warm water to cover rug and agitate
  4. Leave to soak for 2 hours, agitating occasionally
  5. Rinse in cold water until water runs clear
Sponge application (use gloves):
  1. 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
Drying:
Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

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