Rug Proof™

High performance waterproofer designed to revitalise insulation and breathability for all animal coats and rugs. Easy to use in a washing machine, non flammable and PFC free.

For waterproofing animal rugs.
  • Easy to use wash-in waterproofing for all waterproof animal rugs and blankets
  • Adds water repellency and revives breathability
  • Enhances 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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High performance waterproofer designed to revitalise insulation and breathability for all animal coats and rugs. Easy to use in a washing machine, non flammable and PFC free.

For waterproofing animal coats and rugs


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 rug/coat can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your animal rug/coat must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Rug Proof™.

Waterproof fabrics need to be breathable…

Some animals, including dogs and horses, can be subjected to the elements while 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 rugs and coats can be maintained by ensuring the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) is kept in good condition. Nikwax Rug Proof™ adds DWR, which prevents water absorption, while maintaining breathability, keeping your animals dry and comfortable.

Breathable waterproofs aren’t just for humans…

Anyone who is outside when it is raining will benefit from breathable waterproof clothing. This includes horses out grazing and dogs being taken for a walk in the rain!

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

How Nikwax Rug Proof™ protects your animal...

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Apply Nikwax Rug Proof™ in the washing machine…

 

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.

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place clean rug in washing machine.
  3. Use 17fl oz (500ml) for 1 rug. Treat 1 rug per load.
  4. Run 30°C cotton cycle.

Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

* For large items we recommend using a commercial laundry.

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Use Nikwax Rug Proof™ by hand…

 

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.

  1. Wear gloves. Use 17fl oz (500ml) for 1 rug, with 10.5 quarts (10 liters) of hand-hot water in vessel.
  2. Agitate to mix, push down into vessel so that whole rug is immersed.
  3. Add a further 16 quarts (15 liters) 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.

Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

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Sponge on Nikwax Rug Proof™…

 

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.

  1. Wear gloves. Spread clean rug on clean area and wet thoroughly with a hose.
  2. Use 17fl oz (500 ml) for 1 rug, with 3 pints (1.5 liters) 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.

Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.