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Nikwax Rug Wash

Nikwax Rug Wash

  • Non-detergent cleaner for outdoor clothing and gear
  • Lifts out dirt and revitalizes all water-repellent finishes
  • Maintains repellency for over 35 washes
  • 1 liter size washes 7 blankets; 5 liter size washes 34 blankets
  • Pre-wash for Nikwax re-proofing treatment
  • Made in the USA
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Safely revitalizes 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.

Product Benefits:

  • It prolongs the life of horse rugs and optimizes performance
  • It maintains breathability
  • It maintains original water-repellency
  • It’s easy to apply - can be used in a domestic or commercial 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
  • Water Based - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons


Use neat 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:

  • Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  • Place 1 item in washing machine (maximum 1 rug per load).
  • Ensure washing machine is large enough to allow freedom of movement for rug in drum.
  • Use 150 ml per rug.
  • Wash according to care label. Choose a cycle that will allow the rug to rinse thoroughly.
  • Hand Wash (use gloves):
  • Spread rug on clean area and wet thoroughly with a hose.
  • Dilute 1 part Rug Wash with 2 parts hot water.
  • Use brush to scrub the solution into fabric paying attention to dirty areas.
  • Rinse thoroughly in clean water.



  • 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.

When to use this product:

Always apply this product 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 reproof rugs frequently. Re-proof rugs with Nikwax at least once a year.


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NikwakNikwax Rug Wash 1 liter

(based on 44 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Good value (8)
  • Cleans well (4)
  • Waterproof and breathable (4)
  • Easy to clean (3)
  • Easy to use (3)


No Cons

Best Uses

  • Year round (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Budget shopper (3)

Reviewed by 44 customers

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Best Wash I've Ever USed

By Stinger

from Columbus, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

Nikwax not only got my blankets the cleanest they've ever been, but they are also smell free. Amazing product.


Incredible Blanket Wash

By Stinger

from Columbus, OH

Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

Gets blankets beautifully clean, and no smell!!


This is my "go to" blanket cleaner

By catsnhorse

from Greensburg, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

This cleaner really gets out all of the dirt, sweat, and grime ground into winter blankets in one washing. It also removes smells. This cleaner does not remove the waterproofing. I have been using this product for a few years now and highly recommend its use on your blankets in a commercial size washer.


Great blanket wash!

By cowriderka

from Tuscarora, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

Never had an issue washing waterproof blankets with this product!


Love this Product!!

By JTurk93

from Grand Blanc, MI

Verified Buyer


  • Good Value
  • Waterproof and Breathable


    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Changing Weather
    • Cold Weather
    • Everyday Wear
    • Indoor/Outdoor
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

    I bought this product on a wimp the first time, since I have ordered several more bottles. Keeps blankets in good condition, clean and smelling better than they went in the washer.

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    • Q:

      How many washes can you get from one liter of this blanket wash.?
      Asked on 3/19/2016 by Kathy from DeWitt Michigan

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      • Staff Reviewer


        1 liter size washes 7 blankets; 5 liter size washes 34 blankets.

        Answered on 3/22/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
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