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Rug Proof

Wash-in waterproofing for all horse rugs/blankets

Adds water-repellency and revives breathability

Benefits of using this product

  • Adds / renews water repellency and revives breathability of horse rugs
  • Resists water absorption due to flex & abrasion damage
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
  • Maintains insulation, keeping your horse warm
  • Treatment will reduce the growth of mildew in the rug
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine or applied by hand, no tumble drying required
  • Will not affect cosmetic appearance
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons

Ideal for

  • All horse rugs and blankets with breathable linings
  • Recommended for use on Rambo Rugs

How to apply

  1. Always ensure the item has been cleaned first with Nikwax Rug Wash
  2. Apply Nikwax Rug Proof in a hand wash either by sponge or by soaking or a more effective and thorough method is to apply this product in the washing machine on a synthetic wash cycle
  3. Ensure even distribution of the active ingredients penetrating throughout the fabric.
  4. Select a warm wash cycle
  5. Rinse
  6. Drip-dry or if care label allows, tumble dry on a low setting


  • Always remove traces of detergent from the dispenser before treating
  • Select a warm wash cycle but always check the garment care label first and follow the instructions. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if the care label allows.

Volume guide

  • To proof in a washing machine, use a half bottle (500 ml) for 1 rug/blanket. Treat 1 per load.
  • To proof by hand, use a half bottle (500 ml) for 1 rug/blanket with 1.5 litres of hand-hot water.

When to use this product

Always apply this product to new or used horse rugs to keep items in perfect water-repellent condition. Remember to clean gear first with Nikwax Rug Wash before applying Nikwax Rug Proof (you don’t have to wait for items to dry between cleaning and proofing).

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Rug Proof 1L / 33.8 oz. - ($30.50)

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