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Rug Wash

Wash-in cleaner for all horse rugs

Safely revitalises 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 such as those made by Rambo.

Benefits of using this product

  • It prolongs the life of horse rugs and optimises performance
  • It maintains breathability
  • It maintains original water-repellency
  • It’s easy to apply - can be used in a domestic or commerical 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 conventional detergents, it does not leave behind water attractive residues which encourage ‘wetting-out’
  • It will remove detergent residues left behind by previous washes
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons

Ideal for

  • All equestrian horse rugs including high activity and technically advanced rugs
  • Recommended for use on Rambo Rugs

How to apply

  1. Apply in a hand wash with a scrubbing brush or a more effective and thorough method is to apply Nikwax Rug  Wash in the washing machine on a cycle that will allow the rug to rinse thoroughly.
  2. Ensure even distribution of the active ingredients penetrating throughout the fabric.
  3. Select a warm wash cycle
  4. Rinse
  5. Drip-dry or if care label allows, tumble dry on a low setting


  • Always remove all traces of detergent from the dispenser before treating.
  • This product can also be applied neat to rugs as a stain or grease remover prior to washing.
Volume guide
  • See volume guide on bottle

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 reproofed rugs frequently. Re-proof rugs with Nikwax at least once a year.

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Rug Wash 1L / 33.8 oz. - ($22.25)

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