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Nikwax Synthetic Rug Proof

Nikwax Synthetic Rug Proof

Item # 05213
  • 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
  • Made in the USA
  • Best when used in combination with Nikwax Tech Wash
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Item Availability Quantity Price
#05213
in stock
$26.99

Description:
Rug Proof is a wash-in waterproofing for horse rugs/blankets. It adds water repellency and revives breathability to blankets. It's easy to use waterbased waterproofing for all canvas, synthetic and cotton, lined or unlined horse rugs.


Product Benefits:

  • Adds / renews water repellency and revives breathability of horse rugs
  • Resists water absorption due to flex & abrasion damage
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimizes 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

 


Directions:
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:

  • Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser
  • Place clean rug in washing machine
  • Use 500 ml for 1 rug. Treat 1 rug per load
  • Run 30° cotton cycle
     

Hand Wash (use gloves):

  • Use 500 ml for 1 rug, with 10 liters of hand-hot water in vessel
  • Agitate to mix, push down into vessel so that whole rug is immersed
  • Add a further 15 liters of warm water to cover rug and agitate
  • Leave to soak for 2 hours, agitating occasionally
  • Rinse in cold water until water runs clear

 

Sponge Application (use gloves):

  • Spread clean rug on clean area and wet thoroughly with a hose
  • Use 500 ml for 1 rug, with 1.5 liters of hand-hot water
  • Using a new sponge apply solution to rug, working into fabric and seams
  • Use any surplus on back area of rug, leave for 5-10 minutes
  • 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. 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).
 

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NikwakNikwax Synthetic Rug Proof
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Best Uses

      • Year round (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Budget shopper (6), Midrange shopper (4)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      3.0

      Easy to use,water-proofed old turnout

      By fetlock

      from Canton, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cold Weather
      • Indoor/Outdoor

      Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Synthetic Rug Proof:

      I used product in front-loading washing machine at local laundry and it appears to have re-water-proofed my old turnout sheet and blanket. After 1st and 2nd rain events, sheet was beading up water and horse was dry dry dry!

       
      5.0

      Love it. Use it every year

      By Nicky4736

      from Easton, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Waterproof and Breathable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Synthetic Rug Proof:

          Every year I re-waterproof my blankets after washing them and this product has never let me down. Even after the long cold nasty winter we had last year. Even stood up to my OTTB who LOVES mud and water. All 5 of my horses stayed dry all winter even after wearing the blankets every day. Never have to reapply mid season. Fantastic product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works really well!

          By Heidi

          from Poway, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Must Hand Soak

            Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Synthetic Rug Proof:

            Nikwax does work really well to re-waterproof turnout blankets. It is a somewhat long process to complete, as you have to let the blanket soak for 2 hours and rinse many times, but it's worth it. There are instructions to use in a washing machine, however, this product DOES NOT work well in front loading machines that are water efficient, best to soak by hand in a very large tub. I recommend waterproofing blankets once a year to keep fabric supple and weatherproof.

             
            5.0

            Works great!

            By Horsechik

            from Fayetteville, GA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Year-round

                Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Synthetic Rug Proof:

                Great for refreshing the waterproof quality of sheets and economical. Prefer the spray on type for blankets.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                love it!

                By debbie

                from utah

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • ACTUALLY WORKS

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Year-round

                  Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Synthetic Rug Proof:

                  This really works! Remember to use only blanketwash when washing turnouts. (not laundry detergent) ALSO!! there are about 6 washes to a bottle of nikwax blanket wash..there is only 2 applications in the bottle of nikwax waterproofer, so plan accordingly. It's not cheap, but cheaper than buying new turnouts. the water beads up on blankets when applied correctly. I use every fall on my turnouts to get them ready for winter.

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