TX.Direct® Wash-In

£5.00

The high performance waterproofer designed to enhance performance and revitalise the breathability of waterproof clothing. Easy to use in your washing machine or by hand, non flammable and PFC free.

For waterproofing rain gear
  • Easy to use wash-in waterproofing for all breathable waterproof clothing
  • Adds water repellency, revives breathability and reduces water absorbency without tumble drying
  • Enhances the performance of your gear, keeping you warmer and drier
  • Recommended for Gore-Tex®, Sympatex®, eVent®, Nikwax Analogy® and all other waterproof fabrics
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The high performance waterproofer designed to enhance performance and revitalise the breathability of waterproof clothing. Easy to use in your washing machine or by hand, non flammable and PFC free.

For waterproofing rain gear


Why breathability depends upon water repellency…

Breathable waterproof garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garment can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax TX.Direct®.

Waterproof clothing needs to be breathable…
“When we work hard, we sweat. The evaporation of sweat cools us down and keeps us comfortable. But, when it rains we want to avoid getting wet, so we put on waterproof outerwear to keep us dry. The waterproof fabric must allow moisture vapor to pass through it, or ‘breathe’; otherwise our sweat cannot evaporate, causing us to overheat and get wet from condensation.
Additionally, if the outer fabric of your garment absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced, causing you to feel clammy and wet.
Nikwax TX.Direct® adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), which prevents water absorption, while maintaining breathability, keeping you dry and comfortable.”

Use Nikwax TX.Direct® when your raingear soaks up water…

How Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In protects…

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Use Nikwax TX.Direct®Wash-In in a washing machine…

 

– For best results remove all non-washable parts and always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Tech Wash® in a separate wash cycle. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow garment care label instructions.

Top Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Place maximum of 3 clean garments in washing machine.
  2. After the machine has filled add 10fl oz (300ml) of TX.Direct®.
  3. Set cycle to Heavy and Warm, Low water level.

Front Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place maximum of 2 clean garments in washing machine.
  3. Use 3fl oz (100ml) per garment.
  4. Run synthetic and warm cycle and slow spin.

Do not machine-wash garments if taped seams have become dislodged.*

To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents.

*Faulty taped seams sometimes become detached on old or worn garments. They can be re-stuck using a proprietary clear glue after waterproofing and drying.

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Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In can be applied by hand…

 

Use gloves

  1. Immerse 1 clean garment in 1.5 gallons (6L) of hand-hot water in a bowl or sink
  2. Add 1.5fl oz (50ml) of TX.Direct®.
  3. Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5-10 minutes, then agitate thoroughly
  4. Rinse with cold water until water runs clear

Nikwax TX.Direct® treated clothing needs no heat to develop Durable Water Repellency (DWR)…

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