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Nikwax Rug Proof Wash-In Blanket Proofer

by Nikwax

Price: £9.50 - £149.61
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  • Adds or 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
  • Treatment will reduce the growth of mildew in the rug
  • Easy to apply in a washing machine or by hand

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  • ASIN: B0017VI3H8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,621 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Avoid contact with eyes

Product Description

Rug Proof™ is wash-in waterproofing for all horse rugs. Rug proof™ adds durable water repellency and revives breathability.

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Benefits of using this product...

  • 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.
  • How to apply...

    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.

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    Machine Wash

  • 1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  • 2. Place clean rug in washing machine.
  • 3. Use 500ml for 1 rug. Treat 1 rug per load.
  • 4. Run 30° cotton cycle.
  • Hand Wash (use gloves)

  • 1. Use 500ml for 1 rug, with 10 litres of hand-hot water in vessel.
  • 2. Agitate tio 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 through with a hose.
  • 2. Use 500ml 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.

    When to use this product...

    Always apply this product to new or used horse rugs to keep items in perfect water-repellent condition.

    Clean gear first with Nikwax Rug Wash before applying Nikwax Rug Proof.

    Remember, you don’t have to wait for items to dry between cleaning and proofing).


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    Customer Reviews

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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. F. Preston on 23 July 2010
    Size: 5lt
    I used this product to reproof my horse rugs by putting it in my washing machine. Having followed the instructions the rugs appear to be fine (although they have not been out in the rain yet) but the washing machine was not....the whole of the drum and door was covered in what looked like thick grey grease which I could not get off!! I telephoned the manufacturer and they said to use Cilit Bang and just wipe it off with kitchen towel. After trying this to no avail what I really had to do was buy some industrial degreaser and spray my washing machine several times over a period of two days then using a pan scrubber I had to scrub the whole drum and the door (not an easy task). I then had to put a pint of degreaser into my washing machine and run it on its' hottest wash, this had to repeated three times more, each time cleaning the grease out of the drum. Needless to say this is an experience I NEVER wish to repeat, so would never ever use this product again.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mac on 16 Jan. 2011
    Size: 5lt
    Fantastic product that really does work on all types of rugs. It's worth the effort as the results are great but ensure you follow the instructions to the letter. Note that the amount you have to use is too large for the washing machine dispenser.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Goo on 27 Feb. 2014
    Size: 1lt Verified Purchase
    I can't vouch for how well it proofed the pony rug as I didn't use it again, but I used it on an old jacket (having left my good one in Wales) after using the Nikwax rug wash and the jacket is more waterproof 6 weeks later than it was when I bought it. I have tried many different waterproofers over the years and none has ever been so good. It seems to be keeping the jacket cleaner too - I am a gardener and my clothes get very dirty this weather, but not the jacket - the dirt just brushes off again.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By charlie on 19 Jun. 2011
    Size: 25lt
    We find this product a very good wash in proofer for our horse blankets. It does what it says and we are more than pleased with the results. We would highly recommend this product although it can be a little pricey.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By susannah on 15 Aug. 2011
    Size: 25lt
    Great Value, easy to use, you need to be strong to lift it and you will need a handpump to dispense measures whilst it is full as it is too heavy to lift and pour.
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    By Ewa on 23 May 2013
    Size: 5lt Verified Purchase
    This is the best on the market today for blankets, used it for years on my horses blankets.
    I wich someone could provide a version with teflon, so it keeps the blankets more waterproof.
    The horses doesn't get wet, but the blankets getts heavy of all water into the fabrics.
    When you have many horse blankets to pull off and carry, it getts heavy *smile* This is just a wish anyway..............
    I know this already excist since the RAMBO blankets has it, when you bye them new.
    Ewa from Sweden
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alison on 12 Sept. 2011
    Size: 5lt
    nikwax works very well and i have done all my rugs now ready for winter.will be purchasing some more nikwax shortly
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    By LizMacleod on 16 July 2013
    Size: 5lt Verified Purchase
    Brilliant product so easy to use just put washing machine & away you go job done recommend this product for people who want to proof their rugs
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