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Nikwax Down Wash 300ml

by Nikwax
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Price: 8.30 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
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Colour: Clear
Size: 0.3lt
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  • Adds or renews water repellency and revives breathability
  • Maintains insulation, keeping you warm
  • Minimises weight gain
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
  • Safe to use on all feather and down garments and equipment
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine
  • WaterBased, fluorocarbon-free & environmentally responsible
  • Will proof up to 4 garments

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Nikwax Cotton Proof Waterproofer For Cotton/Canvas - 0.3lt + Nikwax - Tech Wash x 1 Lt
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  • ASIN: B003DZ121A
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,094 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Nikwax Cotton Proof is a wash-in waterproofing for cotton, polycotton and canvas which adds water-repellency and revives breathability. Cotton Proof is ideal for cotton clothing and equipment such as tents, polycotton clothing and equipment and canvas equipment. Apply Cotton Proof to used cotton, polycotton or canvas to keep items in water-repellent condition. Remember to clean gear first with Nikwax Tech Wash before applying Nikwax Cotton Proof. Regular cleaning and reproofing with Nikwax will improve performance allowing your gear to work better for longer.

Product Description

The easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for down filled clothing and gear. The safe way to thoroughly clean and revitalise insulation, water repellency and breathability.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nikwax cotton proof waterproofer for cotton canvas 25 April 2010
By mldlv
Size Name:1lt
Mixed 6 to 1 with water on a dry tent we did the roof first whilst the tent was 'on its knees' (frame tent) using a long handled squeeze out floor sponge. It was easy to paint the product onto the tent. Then we erected the tent properly and did the back and sides using the same sponge. We found that we didnt need as much of it as the bottle said. Only disadvantage is that the plastic windows had to be cleaned off afterwards as the wax dried on them leaving run marks. We did this using water with washing up liquid in it and then polished off with a dry cloth.Nikwax Cotton Proof Waterproofer For Cotton/Canvas
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NIKWAX CANVAS/COTTON PROOF 7 July 2012
We bought a secondhand tent , which when we put it up the rain was coming in the back of the canvas...and in one small part of roof...and through some of the seams ! Disaster....or so we thought. After comparing waterproofing products on the internet, we decided to try Nikwax canvas/cotton waterproofer. We couldn't have bought a better product !!! It was so easy to use. Just dilute with water and rub into the canvas. We used a squeegy mop on the roof, then a sponge on the rest of the tent. We rubbed it well into the canvas, then rinsed off with the hosepipe. It took a while to dry, because we extra soaked all the seams. When it had dried we didn't have to wait long for a heavy shower of rain to see if it had worked !
What a fantastic result !! NO LEAKS ANYWHERE ! We were absolutely delighted with the results . We did have to clean it off the see through windows with a cloth and a tiny drop of washing up liquid, then wiped off and polished dry.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this to all !
We also diluted a little of the product with water, soaked a piece of paper kitchen towel and left it to dry. The result was that when we splashed water on it, thw water just sat there in droplets on top of the papr towel.....didn't soak in at all !
We didn't use very much of the product. We have a Campeasy Kos 6 frame tent, so thought we would need a lot. We bought a 5ltr bottle.....done the whole tent TWICE over....and still have more than half the bottle left. So you don't need as much as you think you will !!
This product is...quick and easy to use, reasonable price, very effective, and DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOTTLE !!
We are now completly waterproofed, and looking forward to our next camping holiday.
Thankyou Nikwax for an excellant product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good in the washing machine. 17 Jan 2014
Size Name:1lt|Verified Purchase
I used Nikwax cleaner in the washing machine to clean two non water proof cotton jackets. The jackets did not need to be dried before going through the machine again. This time using the Nikwax Cotton Proofer.
I can now be out in quite heavy rain for over an hour before water starts to find it's way through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Easy To Use Product 12 Oct 2013
Size Name:1lt
bought this to waterproof a very old wax cotton coat that had been scrubbed to remove mould. easy to apply -( found a sponge easier than a brush)
then hung it on the line to dry for 48 hrs - turned it upside down after 12 hours to allow under arms to dry - and it did the job perfectly
first day of heavy rain the water ran off.
Liz - Yorkshire
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for water resistance! 17 Jun 2013
Size Name:5lt
Great product for adding water resistance to cotton. I used it on polycotton, rain water dances off and slows absorption, still allowing polycotton to breath after treatment!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I have used Nikwax Cotton Proof on a number of occasions without success.

I was determined to re-proof two pairs of poly-cotton walking trousers and proof another pair that had never been treated. I decided to have yet another go.

The washing machine was thoroughly cleaned and Nikwax Tech Wash and Nikwax Cotton Proof measured out in a measuring jug (the `caps' guide is wrong). First wash with Tech Wash and the second with Cotton Proof. One pair of trouser tumbled and the other two drip-dried. No difference. All had white marks on and soaked up water like blotting paper. (This would seem to suggest that the product really needs diluting before use and does not mix well in a washing machine, even though that is one of the main functions of a washing machine).

I then gave hand washing a go. My hands have never been so waterproof! Water also beaded in the sink. A quick tumble dry and there is certainly a hint of water resistance to the trousers.

My conclusion is that use in a washing machine is ineffective. As others have suggested, a product that already has some water resistance built in can be re-proofed to some degree. Hand washing was better, but I have no confidence that any of the trousers treated (whether originally water resistant or not) will resist anything but the lightest shower.

Overall a disappointment.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikwax cotton proofer. 1 Sep 2012
Size Name:5lt|Verified Purchase
This product offers excellent results. Nikwax Cotton Proofer is a concentrated liquid that requires diluting 1+6 for use on dry tents etc. My tent stood a good test and did not leak at all, while being pounded by heavy rain in Norway. At times I had to pack the wet tent for 24 or even 48 hours, even after this abuse there were no leaks.

I proofed my tent by immersing it in the diluted Nikwax. Nikwax do not suggest this method but I have found that it works well, ensuring full wetting out and impregnation and very little wastage. It also eliminates the risk of detergent contamination from a washing machine.

I dried my tent after erecting it in my garden on a sunny day.

Thank you Nikwax,

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Can be difficult to use
Items to be proofed need several washes in tech wash before getting good results with this product. Now that I have the technique the product is good.
Published 1 month ago by jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Somehow the website does not seem to work properly, but the product...
Arrive promptly and as far as I can tell it works. The garments I washed with the product have come out looking good and now seem to have some added water protection.
Published 3 months ago by Holmes S
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product to know
Wanted it for my boat to waterproof the canopy...wonderful stuff ...very pleased with it and easy to use as well.
Published 3 months ago by philip cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Nixwax Cotton proof
Good service and great product if you work outdoors, this product is great for most cotton clothing and easy to apply
Published 4 months ago by Tim
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose
I bought this product to reproof a cotton canvas roof on a Land Rover. The roof had been starting to get a bit damp on the inside and let the odd drip through. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sundial
4.0 out of 5 stars Helped restore my Boden mac.
I have a lovely mac from Boden which had lost it's showerproofing. I started to use Cotton Proof, along with Tech Wash and the mac now can withstand a shower.
Published 13 months ago by BH
5.0 out of 5 stars works really well
Very simple to use and effective.

300 ml for 1 garment and 400 ml for 2

a great way to revitalise those waterproof/shower proof things.
Published 16 months ago by lroo22
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very effective
Despite pre-washing with Tech wash as directed, this didn't proof the fabric.
I'm not sure if it would be better painted on - but that would run the risk of streaking.
Published 16 months ago by CS
4.0 out of 5 stars Waterproofing
I have an old NATO camo smock that ponged a bit and had not been used for a while. Into the washing machine with the smaock and some stuffy. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Gordon R
4.0 out of 5 stars Canvas awning repair
I used this to repair a canvas awning. I painted it on and allowed it to dry, needed to be diluted a little first. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
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