Nikwax® Rug Wash

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Nikwax® Rug Wash from Pegasus Health
1 L£10.13
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5 L£36.00
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Wash-in cleaner for all horse rugs that safely revitalises insulation and water repellency.

If a breathable waterproof rug loses its water repellency, it will suffer a severe reduction in its ability to breathe. This will lead to a build up of condensation on the inside of the rug so the horse will become clammy, cold and uncomfortable. Always use Nikwax® Rug Wash for cleaning breathable waterproof horse rugs such as those made by Rambo.

Benefits of using Nikwax® Rug Wash:

  • It prolongs the life of horse rugs and optimises performance
  • It maintains breathability
  • It maintains original water-repellency
  • It’s easy to apply - can be used in a domestic or commerical washing machine
  • Suitable for use on all rugs - including those with breathable membranes
  • It lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent finishes
  • Unlike detergents, it does not leave behind water attractive residues which encourage ‘wetting-out’
  • It will remove detergent residues left behind by previous washes
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, non-hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons
Ideal for:
  • All equestrian horse rugs including high activity and technically advanced rugs
  • Recommended for use on Rambo rugs
When to use Nikwax® Rug Wash:
Always apply Nikwax® Rug Wash to new or used horse rugs to keep items in perfect condition. We recommend you clean items with Nikwax® Rug Wash before proofing them with Nikwax® Rug Proof.

You should be able to wash reproofed rugs frequently. Re-proof rugs with Nikwax® at least once a year.


Use neat Nikwax® 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.

Machine wash:
  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 rug in drum
  4. Use 150 ml per rug
  5. Wash according to care label. Choose a cycle that will allow the rug to rinse thoroughly
Hand wash (use gloves):
  1. Spread rug 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:
Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

Proof rugs at least once a year with Nikwax® Rug Proof. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Refer to Nikwax® commercial leaflet for commercial washing.

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