Rug Wash

Speciality cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability for all horse blankets and pet beds. Easy to use in a washing machine, or by hand, non flammable and PFC free.

For cleaning animal coats and rugs
  • Technical cleaner for animal rugs and blankets
  • Cleans effectively, revitalises insulation and restores water repellency
  • Revives the performance of rugs and blankets, keeping your animal warmer and drier
  • Recommended for Rambo® and all other animal rugs and blankets

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The easy to use natural vegetable-based soap cleaner for all animal blankets and coats.

For cleaning animal jackets and blankets


Why breathability is essential for the comfort of your animal…

Your animal is most likely to get clammy and uncomfortable in wet or damp conditions if the breathability of their waterproof rug or coat is impaired. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the blanket/coat can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your animal blanket/coat must be maintained to ensure comfort. Nikwax Rug Wash will revitalize the DWR and therefore breathability of your animal blanket/coat, keeping your animal comfortable.

Waterproof fabrics need to be breathable…

Some animals, including dogs and horses, can be subjected to the elements whilst outside. When it rains, waterproof blankets and coats are used to keep them dry and comfortable.

It is important that these waterproof fabrics allow moisture vapor to pass through them, or ‘breathe’; otherwise moisture cannot evaporate, so will condense on the inside of the item. Additionally, if the outer fabric absorbs water and ‘wets out’ the item’s breathability will be reduced. Both of these situations will lead to your animal getting clammy, cold and uncomfortable.

The breathability of blankets and coats can be maintained by ensuring the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) is kept in good condition. Nikwax Rug Wash will revitalize the DWR preventing water absorption and maintaining breathability to keep your animals dry and comfortable.

Use Nikwax Rug Wash™ when your animal blankets and coats soak up water...

How Nikwax Rug Wash™ provides comfort for your animal…

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Apply Nikwax Rug Wash™ in the washing machine…

 

Use undiluted 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.

Top Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Place maximum of 1 blanket in washing machine*.
  2. After the machine has filled, add 5fl oz (150ml). Add an extra 2fl oz (50ml) for hard water areas.
  3. Ensure washing machine is large enough to allow freedom of movement of rug in drum.
  4. Set cycle to Heavy and Warm, medium water level.

Front Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place maximum of 1 blanket in washing machine*.
  3. Add 3.5fl oz (100ml) of Rug Wash™. Add an additional 2fl oz (50ml) for hard water areas.
  4. Set cycle to Synthetics and Warm.

For commercial laundering, refer to the Nikwax commercial laundry leaflet, which is available from our customer support team. Click here

* For large items we recommend using a commercial launderette.

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Use Nikwax Rug Wash™ by hand…

 

Use undiluted 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.

  1. Use gloves. Spread item on clean area and wet thoroughly with a hose.
  2. Dilute 1 part Rug Wash™ with 2 parts hot water.
  3. Use brush to scrub the solution into fabric paying attention to dirty areas.
  4. Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
Drying your animal blankets and coats after cleaning…

Leave to air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

Waterproof items at least once a year with Nikwax® Rug Proof. No need to dry items before waterproofing.