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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 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Good value (10)
  • 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)

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Cleans well and protect water repellency

By Duff2151

from Robbinsville NJ

Verified Buyer


  • Good Value
  • Perfect to keep blankets in great condition


    Best Uses

    • Must have for all blankets

    Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

    A great wash and economical. Blankets come out clean and still waterproof.


    Did 2 horse blankets - easy to use

    By Sue

    from NorCal

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

    Clean horse blankets


    completely satisfied

    By Blue Moon

    from Galena Ohio

    Verified Buyer


    • Good Value


      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

        My cllients are pleasedd with the "brand new" look their blankets have after being washed with Nikwax products!


        Live this

        By Anonymous

        from Ct

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

        Cleans well

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


        This is the best wash for cleaning really dirty blankets!

        By Cheryl

        from Indiana

        Verified Buyer


        • & smelled fresh and clean! Definitely a wonderf
        • blankets were clean with no soap residue, & smel
        • I bought this rugwash & took it to the laundry
        • looked like new. The laundry owner said she wil
        • product! Will use it again!
        • that washes our horse blankets. They used it an
        • use it to wash horse blankets from now on. The
        • were thrilled with the results. The blankets lo


          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikwak Nikwax Rug Wash 1 liter:

            As I said above, I took this wash to the laundry to have them use it to wash our horse blankets. The laundry owner was amazed with the results, and so was I. The blankets looked & smelled wonderful with no soap residue. The laundry owner said she will purchase Nikwax to use on horse blankets from now on!

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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

              1 answer

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                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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