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Camp happy under canvas this summer with Nikwax Cotton Proof

Now the camping season is underway, with (finally) longer, warmer and drier days, if you haven’t already, it’s time to dust off your tent and prepare it for a summer of cool boxes and campfires…

Nikwax are masters in the art of caring for camping kit and our Tent & Gear waterproofing products clean and protect synthetic tents the world over. 

However, did you know we also cater for cotton canvas tents? Whilst they come with a higher price tag (and weight) than traditional synthetic tents, the benefits of canvas tents are vast, with people choosing them for their sustainability, weather reliance, spaciousness, strength, and breathability.  In fact, circular canvas shelters have existed in various forms for hundreds of years!

Despite their inherent durability, like all wet weather fabrics, cotton canvas tents still need to be cared for if they are to keep performing at their best and keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable. Nikwax Cotton Proof is the ultimate waterproofing product for tents, gazebos, awnings and hammocks, and is extremely easy to use by hand. The result? Fabric durability, breathability and waterproofness are all enhanced, improving the quality of your camping trip.

To clean your tent and protect it from the degrading effects of UV exposure, follow these three very easy steps:

PITCH

Trust us when we say that cleaning and proofing a cotton canvas tent that is flat on the ground is a palaver! To do the job quickly and properly, we highly recommend you pitch your tent first. This will also help you identify any areas for repair.

CLEAN

Spray Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash® evenly over the outside of the cotton canvas fabric and rub it in well (a cloth or sponge will do the trick) before rinsing it with clean water. This will not only clean, but also add UV protection to your tent, preventing UV deagradation and extending the life of the fabric.

PROOF

Whilst the fabric is still wet, mix Nikwax Cotton Proof with water (1 part product to 9 parts water) and apply the liquid evenly to the outside of your tent with a sponge or brush. After a couple of minutes remove any surplus product and allow your tent to dry completely before packing it away. Job done! 

Check out our ‘how to’ video for a visual guide…

To celebrate National Camping Month, we’ve teamed up with tree tent brand Tentsile® to offer Nikwax subscribers 10% off all orders over £200 at www.tentsile.com. With a huge range of tree tents, hammocks, and accessories to choose from, your camping holiday could be about to get a lot more fun!  Use code Nikwax10 when placing your order online.

 

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How to camp like a pro with Ben Phillips, Nikwax Product Feedback Executive

Since the boom in sales of camping gear in 2020, people are continuing to plan holidays and time away ‘under canvas’, with the Camping and Caravanning Club reporting that Easter 2022 bookings are up 33% on Easter 2019*. If you are thinking of getting away from it all, take a leaf out of Ben’s book and be as prepared as possible. Here, he shares his top camping preparation tips…

With spring in the air and the days getting longer, what better time to dig your tent out of its winter hibernation? I need to do that again after a busy 2021 enjoying several camping trips with my children, and I’ll be glad I did. There’s always something that needs fixing or replacing, and making sure the rest of the family are comfortable when we arrive at our destination is, of course, more relaxing for me! We’re off to the Gower in Wales this July, with several other adventures away planned between June and September.

Size can be everything…
Making sure your tent is suitable for your needs can make or break your holiday. For family campers, being sure you have enough space for all the gear you want to take away, as well as some space for the little ones to play in if it’s cold or wet, is essential. We all hope for great weather but, as we know here in the UK, we’re not always lucky! For those travelling light, ensuring there is sufficient space for you (and any friends) plus packs, will ensure a worry-free night’s sleep. I’ve heard stories of campers who have purchased a compact, lightweight tent, only to find there’s not enough room in it to keep their backpacks and footwear safe and dry.

Always check your tent before heading off…
It sounds obvious, but, if the tent is new, practise putting it up! If it has been used before, check for any areas that are mouldy or have been damaged by wet/dirt that may have been trapped when it was last packed away. Treating your tent in advance with Nikwax products suitable for synthetic or cotton materials will not only ensure your tent is fresh and clean when you reach your destination, they will also provide added protection against both wet weather and higher levels of UV rays.

  • Tent & Gear SolarWash® cleans synthetic and canvas tents, removing all the dirt that masks durable water repellency. It prepares tents for re-proofing and has the added benefit of providing UV protection.
  • Tent & Gear SolarProof® is the reliable way to add water repellency to synthetic tents (even from new). It increases the tear strength by protecting the fabric from harmful UV rays and doubles the useable lifetime of your gear.
  • Cotton Proof waterproofs canvas tents and equipment, improving the fabric tear strength and extending the useable lifetime of gear.

Other things to check include…

  • Tent pegs – are there still enough, are any damaged, are they adequate for the conditions or environment you’ll be camping in?
  • Poles – are any damaged or bent? Poles can split or show signs of wear after time, so regular checks are important (if you have an air tent, check for leaks in advance!).
  • Tent floor – check for any small holes or tears that you can repair before you leave.

When you’re there…
If you have room to take one, laying down a tarpaulin or ground sheet first is a great way to add extra protection to your tent floor, plus it acts as a clean storage area for any part of the tent that doesn’t have flooring. It’s also a good idea to pitch your tent on a gentle slope, if possible – just a couple of degrees can help prevent water from building up inside it during wet conditions. Its sensible to avoid setting up camp directly underneath trees, which can be risky in windy weather.

For extra comfort, pack a pillow (or a small storage bag that can double as one) and make sure your sleeping bags will be warm enough for your destination. Remember too that the ventilation points on your tents are not there for decoration – use them to prevent moisture build up but bear the weather conditions in mind.

Finally…

  • Even for the most lightweight of camping trips, take a pack of cards!
  • Pre-prepare some meals – spaghetti Bolognese, tortilla wraps, and even custard can be warmed through in a pan and will make your life a lot easier.
  • Twist any tape-type guy lines a few times as this stops them from ‘clapping’ together in the wind and keeping you awake.
  • The famous five: tea bags, tea towel, clothes pegs, biodegradable wet wipes and a torch are all little things that make a BIG difference when camping.
  • Leave no trace. Always take a bin bag so you can dispose of your rubbish responsibly or take it home and remember to thoroughly check the camp site before you leave to ensure you’ve left nothing behind.
  • Even if you only camp once a year, make a checklist of everything you need and keep it safe for reference next time. You can always add any items you’ve forgotten so you don’t forget them again.

Happy camping!

*Zoe Wood, The Guardian online 22.02.22

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Maintain the performance of your Nikwax Directional Textiles® for longer

Nikwax is the global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear, but did you also know that Nikwax manufactures a range of high performance waterproof fabrics? Páramo Clothing has been using our Directional Textiles for nearly 30 years and we’d like to introduce them to you…

OUTERWEAR
Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric combines Nikwax Analogy Pump Liner® – which mimics the action of animal fur by pushing liquid water outwards to protect you from rain, condensation and perspiration whilst protecting your insulation – with a directional microfibre to deflect wind and rain. The fabric is soft, strong and durable, is effective in both high humidity and very cold conditions, and its water repellency can be easily renewed for the lifetime of the garment.

Nikwax Analogy Insulator combines Nikwax Windproof closely woven microfibre outer with Nikwax synthetic, water resistant fill to cut windchill and provide excellent insulation for overlayering with other Nikwax fabrics. It retains body heat very effectively to warm the body quickly and deflects rain whilst providing excellent moisture vapour transfer. It packs down small, giving a high warmth to weight ratio, and the fill gives a down-like feel and performance, with the benefit of still working well when wet.

Nikwax Windproof, Windproof Stretch and Windproof Denim are closely woven, resilient microfibre fabrics that cut wind chill and protect your insulation whilst still allowing movement of water away from the body. Comfortable when worn next to the skin, they are extremely breathable and highly resistant to degradation in ultraviolet (UV) light. They also fold and compress without damage so are ideal for ‘pack and carry’.

Nikwax Fleece is both water repellent and wind resistant, actively pushing liquid water – rain and perspiration – away from the body to keep you dry. It performs in all temperatures and humidity conditions whilst also trapping still air to provide superior insulation when needed.

Nikwax Cotton+ is a lightweight yet tough fabric that blends cotton with modern synthetic fibres to provide rugged comfort. By combining the best of the properties of both fibres, the fabric offers easy wear and easy care qualities ideal for outdoor activities and travel. It is quick drying and UV and wind-resistant.

What cleaning products are best for my Nikwax outerwear garments?
Designed and optimised to treat breathable waterproof fabrics, Tech Wash® is an easy-to-use and highly effective cleaner that also revitalises Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and maintains breathability. Regular cleaning of your gear will keep it performing at its best, however, when  Tech Wash alone does not revitalise the DWR it is time for a thorough re-proof.

TX.Direct® is the No.1 high performance waterproofer that is quick and easy-to-use in your washing machine; treating the seams, tapes and cords of your garment, as well as the fabric. The product develops on air drying, leaving a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibres that allows moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability.

Nikwax Cotton+ garments should be cleaned first with Tech Wash, as above, followed by Cotton Proof, which delivers the same waterproofing result as TX. Direct.

 

BASE LAYERS
Nikwax Parameta® base layers are made from incredibly versatile and lightweight polyester fabrics that provide either cooling or insulation as needed. They wick very effectively and spread perspiration over a large area, which dries out rapidly.

Parameta G has a raised grid pattern that traps air for insulation when covered with a windproof layer. Worn alone, the fabric allows air to circulate next to the skin for cooling.

Parameta A keeps you cool at higher temperatures and blocks out virtually all damaging UV rays, making it ideal for warm weather activities and travel.

Parameta T provides light insulation, making it excellent for cooler conditions. Its soft feel is very comfortable against the skin, even when worn for prolonged periods.

Parameta T+ is a reversible, asymmetrical fabric that directs water from one face to the other and provides two levels of cooling. It is also very robust and resists the ‘pulls’ that base layers are often prone to.

What cleaning products are best for my Nikwax Parameta base layers?
Once your base layers have been worn a few times and are starting to smell, clean them with BaseWash® to deodorise, freshen, soften, and enhance their drying and cooling performance.

Not only is BaseWash easy-to-use as it cleans and conditions at the same time, but it outperforms conventional household detergents and fabric conditioners, which can impair the wicking qualities of base layers and cause moisture retention. Additionally, over time, a build-up of bacteria and body oils can lead to your base layers smelling, which conventional detergents and fabric conditioners will simply mask rather than remove.

If you have just a few dirty base layers and want to clean them in a regular laundry load without compromising their technical attributes, BaseFresh®, will deliver the same results as BaseWash. Used instead of a fabric conditioner, BaseFresh allows your regular detergent to clean away dirt and stubborn stains, whilst it will deodorise, inhibit the build-up of body odours, improve wicking and accelerate drying.



 

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Enhance your outdoor space this summer

Over the last year, our lives have been completely topsy-turvy… Bedrooms got turned into home offices, the dining room became a school room, and the lounge became a makeshift gym/dance studio… Very little was normal, except for our outdoor space. Whether you own a large or small garden, a patio space, or even just a balcony, those spaces have become something we have all relished and escaped to for moments of ‘just feeling normal’.

Even though restrictions are lifting, our outdoor space continues to be a focal point. People everywhere are looking at ways they can improve or enjoy that ‘natural’ space, making it a bigger feature within their lives. So here is some inspiration for you to enjoy outdoor living this year…

Want to re-scape your outdoor space?
If you have a space big enough to completely renovate, then have a good think about changes and take a look online or in magazines for inspiration.

Create some movement by letting a path meander to different locations – a path should take you on a journey, so you can see and experience all areas of your garden – don’t just focus on going straight from A to B! Use hedging or borders to change the direction of your path, weave your way over a lawn to a pond or cosy seating area. Let your imagination flow and you can create a journey even in much smaller spaces that can lead you to some magical outdoor living areas.

A cosy snug or relaxation space
Is there anything better than escaping outdoors with your book or watching the stars of an evening? Snugs are perfect areas to relax in and where you can enjoy your space even in wet weather. On a grand scale this could mean an all-out summer house, whilst on a smaller level it could mean fitting a closed-gap timber frame or arbour for an element of shelter, or just a simple hammock where you can lie back and let your worries slip away… 

But, a snug is not a snug without comfort. Here you can be as arty, extravagant, or as minimalist as you choose!

 

Outdoor cushions are fantastic at adding a splash of colour and comfort to your seating. Many outdoor cushions are made using water repellent fabric, so they can withstand the odd rain shower; others don’t have any weather protection – always be aware of what the fabric is made of when you purchase them so you can care for them appropriately.

If you purchase standard cotton-based cushions then prepare them for use outdoors. Don’t risk your cushions gaining weight from water absorption and taking ages to dry out; by applying a water repellent coating with Nikwax Cotton Proof, they will withstand rain and dry out quicker, thereby protecting the fabric from deteriorating if they get caught in the elements.

For water repellent cushions, be conscious of cleaning away dirt from their time spent outdoors. We all know that dirt will prevent the water repellency from working to its full potential. Tech Wash® is the best way to keep your water repellent cushions clean and looking good as new, plus, it will help revive the water repellent coating.

Add comfort underfoot
Perhaps you have a patio, balcony or decking area, whereby you sit and enjoy the surrounding view, or perhaps entertain friends and family on a warm summer’s day when the bbq is sizzling. However, you feel it is missing something…. An outdoor rug?

It may sound a bizarre item to have outdoors, but yes, rugs are rising in popularity. A rug not only provides a sense of luxury underfoot when its warm and you want to kick your shoes off, it also gives an understated touch of style around your seating area. A rug can define a living area in your outdoor space, especially so if you keep the rest of your surroundings focused on nature and plants. They are designed to be hard-wearing to cope with all manner of weather, so don’t make the mistake and simply pop your indoor rug outside because you could quickly find it deteriorates due to exposure to rain and UV rays.

Made out of similar fabric to garden drapes, rugs are often water resistant, meaning they will dry quicker if caught in heavy rain. But, you still need to keep them in prime condition and performing well if they are to last. Like garden drapes, simply use our Tent & Gear range if your rug is made from Olefin fabric, to ensure they last.

Spruce up your pergola
Pergolas are popular in outdoor spaces, both for their architectural impact as well as their ability to provide an area of shade. Weave wisteria across the roof so you can breathe in its heady scent during summer, perhaps attempt to grow grapes, or just leave it bare over the top with the beams providing a shading element. But, what if you want to add just that different touch to it?

Drapes can soften the look of rugged timber whilst giving you an element of privacy, plus, depending upon the fabric, they can dampen out noise whilst you sit leisurely within the space.

For a more ethereal look, you may choose a gauzy fabric that moves lightly with the breeze and provides a degree of visibility. Surround yourself with beautiful meadow or cottage garden flowers and you have your own ‘secret garden’ space to enjoy.

Many of the hard-wearing pergola drapes (or curtains) are made out of Olefin (polypropylene) fabric, which is UV-resistant and easy to clean. However, don’t just clean with any standard detergent. To ensure your outdoor drapes last, keep them cleaned and proofed with Nikwax. Tent & Gear SolarWash® is easy to apply by hand to remove all dirt that builds up. It will revive any water repellency on the fabric whilst providing additional protection from harmful UV rays that can destroy the fabric tear strength. If you feel that your drapes are starting to absorb water in the rain, then apply Tent & Gear SolarProof®, when cleaning alone no longer revives the performance. It leaves a safe, water repellent treatment over all of the fabric, ensuring your garden drapes last for longer.

For the kids
Children love spending time outdoors and it is definitely better for their health, so make your garden space an adventure for them too. A canvas tipi or small synthetic tent becomes a perfect garden den for them to enjoy. They would have their own safe little hideaway where they can play games and have fun, whilst embracing the fresh air and green space around them. Decorate the outside with solar fairy lights, place giant beanbags inside for seating and they can spend hours enjoying their home-from-home.  Protect canvas tipis or tents from summer rainstorms with Cotton Proof and use our Tent & Gear range for synthetic tents to keep your little ones dry and keep your gear performing year after year…

 

 

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Tents can last twice their effective lifetime with Nikwax®!

You may be starting to think about unpacking and dusting off your camping gear ready for this year’s outdoor adventures.  However, will your tent be ready for the new season ahead? If you don’t take good care of it, your tent could start to degrade, with weakened fabric and the chance of it getting damp inside which can lead to mildew. However, it is easy to look after and save your tent from the risk of ending up in landfill – which we all know is not good for the environment.

Just follow our trusty guide below to the aftercare that will keep your tent in top condition. By using Nikwax aftercare, your tent can last twice its effective lifetime!

Synthetic tents need specialist aftercare because their fabric is especially vulnerable to ultraviolet (UV) light – just 2 weeks continuous exposure can reduce tear strength by 50%! UV rays also destroy the durable water repellent (DWR) coating on the tent’s outer fabric, which could ultimately result in you getting wet inside!

Cotton /canvas tents are also a popular choice for tents, with cotton being a naturally strong and hard-wearing material. However, cotton fabrics are susceptible to water – they easily absorb it, which causes weight gain and the fabric can take a long time to dry out. Not ideal if you are camping in bad weather!

Nikwax tent aftercare will maintain high performance, so you can sleep in the great outdoors and stay dry and comfortable!

Keep your synthetic or cotton/canvas tent clean with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash®.

  • Dirt and other contaminants that compromise a tent’s DWR are efficiently removed, so the water repellency is revived.
  • The safe, water-based formula increases the fabric’s resistance to UV light.
  • Easy-to-use by hand as a spray-on, Tent & Gear SolarWash can be used up to three times to clean and revitalise the DWR of a tent before re-proofing is required.
  • Use approximately 50ml of product for 1m2 of fabric.
  • Spray evenly to the outside and rub in with a damp cloth – paying attention to any really dirty areas.
  • Rinse with clean water and, if not reproofing, ensure the tent is completely dry before packing it away.
  • Tent & Gear SolarWash can be used on both synthetic tents and cotton/canvas tents.

Over time, and through use, the DWR on synthetic tents wears off and needs to be replenished. When Tent & Gear SolarWash no longer revives the DWR on your synthetic tent, then it is time to reproof.

Keep your synthetic tent protected from the rain and UV rays with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof®.

  • Tent & Gear SolarProof® provides an effective water repellent finish to ensure tents maintain their performance, keeping you warm and dry when camping.
  • It also provides UV protection.
  • To get the most from this product, apply it to your tent from new; although older tents also benefit from its high performance protection – especially when used with Tent & Gear SolarWash.
  • You can apply it by hand to wet or dry fabrics.
  • Use approximately 50ml of product per 1m2 of fabric.
  • Spray evenly to the outer fabric and leave for 2 minutes.
  • Remove any surplus with a damp cloth and check that no areas have been missed.
  • After several minutes check again and remove any surplus.
  • The DWR will develop upon drying and your tent should be thoroughly dried before packing it away.
  • Tent & Gear SolarProof can also be applied to synthetic rucksacks and bike panniers (avoid rucksack straps).

When Tent & Gear SolarWash no longer revives the DWR on your cotton/canvas tent, then you need to reproof it.

Keep your cotton/canvas tent protected with Nikwax Cotton Proof.

  • Cotton Proof is specifically designed for use on cotton, polycotton and canvas.
  • Easily applied by hand, Cotton Proof should be diluted before being applied to tents (add 1 part product to 9 parts water and mix well).
  • Cotton Proof can be applied to wet or dry fabric using a brush or sponge – all areas should be covered and you should ensure the product penetrates the surface of the fabric.
  • Remove any surplus product with a damp cloth.
  • Check the fabric after several minutes and remove any further surplus with a damp cloth.
  • A flexible water repellent treatment is left on the individual fibres and will develop upon air drying; moisture vapour can then pass through the fabric, maintaining breathability of the cotton/canvas, and optimising its performance in wet weather.
  • Ensure your tent is fully dry before it packing away.
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Tents can last double their effective lifetime with Nikwax®

Camping is still on the increase as a prime holiday choice both here and abroad, with thousands of campsites across a huge range of locations to choose from. There are also hundreds of tents available in a variety of styles, sizes and materials, from the simple pop-up one person tent, to the deluxe family versions!

As the weather warms up, people will start to think about unpacking and dusting off their tents, ready for this year’s outdoor adventures. However, many don’t know how best to care for their home from home, which can lead to many tents being thrown away before the end of their useable lifetime. With just a few tips on Nikwax tent aftercare passed their way, consumers can embark on their spring and summer trips safe in the knowledge that their trusty tent will not only keep them warm and dry, but can last them longer than its effective lifetime.

Our Top Tips on Synthetic Tent Aftercare

Cleaning:
• Tent & Gear SolarWash® is a high performance cleaner for all synthetic tents.
• Dirt and contaminants that compromise a tent’s Durable Water Repellency (DWR) are efficiently removed, so the DWR is revived.
• The technical, safe, water-based formula will increase the fabric’s resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light by 50% (UV light is damaging to the tear strength of synthetic fabric, weakening it. Just two weeks of continuous exposure to UV light, can weaken it by half!).
• Easy-to-use by hand as a spray-on, Tent & Gear SolarWash can be used up to three times to clean and revitalise the DWR of a tent before re-proofing is required.

Proofing:
• Over time and through use, the DWR on synthetic tents wears off and needs to be replenished.
Tent & Gear SolarProof® provides an effective water repellent finish to ensure tents maintain their performance, keeping people warm and dry when camping in inclement weather.
• We recommend using Tent & Gear SolarProof from when the tent is new, but older tents will also benefit from its high performance protection – especially when used with Tent & Gear SolarWash.
• Applied easily by hand, it can be used on wet or dry synthetic fabrics (so consumers don’t have to wait for their tent to dry after cleaning before they re-proof!).
• Used with Tent & Gear SolarWash, this tent aftercare duo will ultimately save money, by doubling the useful lifetime of synthetic gear.
• Tent & Gear SolarProof can also be applied to synthetic rucksacks and bike panniers.

Our Top Tips on Cotton/Canvas Tent Aftercare

Cleaning:
• Cotton/canvas, although very strong and hardwearing (making it an ideal material for tents) is highly susceptible to water absorption, which causes an increase in weight and takes a long time to dry out. No good if out camping and someone gets caught in their tent in a downpour!
• Dirt can mask any DWR already applied to a cotton/canvas tent, so it is best to clean away dirt using Tech Wash®. This can be applied in a washing machine or by hand (following the care label).
• Tech Wash will remove all dirt and revitalise any existing DWR.

Proofing:
• Not all cotton/canvas tents will have existing DWR, therefore, to prevent them from absorbing water, use Cotton Proof.
• Some waterproofing aftercare products are designed for multiple fabric types, i.e. they are not cotton-specific. Cotton Proof is designed for use on cotton, polycotton and canvas.
• Easily applied by hand, Cotton Proof should be diluted before being applied to tents (add 1 part product to 9 parts water and mix well).
• Cotton Proof can be applied to wet or dry fabric using a brush or sponge – all areas should be covered.
• A flexible water repellent treatment is left on the individual fibres and will develop upon air drying.
• Moisture vapour can pass through the fabric, maintaining breathability of the cotton/canvas, and optimising its performance in wet weather. The user can enjoy their tent to the full – staying warm, safe and dry!

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Look after your tent and it will look after you!

The camping season is beginning, with longer, warmer and drier days enticing people to pitch up outdoors. However, your tent needs to be kept in good condition to keep you dry while sleeping under the stars.

Tents are usually made from synthetic fabrics that have been coated with a water repellent finish. However, the sun and rain destroys this coating, weakening the fabrics tear strength and potentially allowing water to get in. After two weeks of continuous exposure to the sun’s UV rays, the fabric can lose half its strength.

The best protection for your tent and other synthetic-made gear like rucksacks, camera bags and bike panniers, is Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof. Its specialist formula could double the life of your tent or equipment by protecting the fabric against harmful UV rays, whilst adding water repellency.

If you have purchased a new tent, we advise applying Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof straight away for added protection. Older tents will likely be dirty so clean them with a diluted solution of Nikwax Tech Wash before applying Tent & Gear SolarProof. There’s no need to wait for your tent to dry before applying Tent & Gear SolarProof as it can be added to either wet or dry fabrics.

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Here’s our easy step-by-step guide to protecting your tent with Tent & Gear SolarProof:

  1. Either erect the tent, or protect a working surface and lay the item flat.
  2. Rinse off dirt with clean water. For mud and stains, clean with a diluted solution of Nikwax Tech Wash.
  3. Apply Tent & Gear SolarProof by hand with a sponge, brush or spray.

If using concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof, dilute the 150ml pouch in 350ml of water and mix well. (Or use 2 parts product to 5 parts water).

  1. Wait for 2 minutes and remove any surplus product with a damp cloth.
  2. Air dry ensuring your tent is fully dry before packing it away.

Dependent upon the condition of the fabric you should look at using approximately 50ml of product per 1m2 of fabric. A 500ml bottle of Tent & Gear SolarProof will therefore cover approx. 10m2.

Check out our video of how to apply Tent & Gear SolarProof here

If you have a canvas tent, then you should use Nikwax Cotton Proof instead of Tent & Gear SolarProof.

Your tent is now ready for your next camping adventure!

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