Rugwash Waterproofing Services
This process is performed in the washing machine so all the rug is treated, the outer, inner wadding and lining. The frequency of re-proofing depends on the age of the rug; a re-proofing treatment should last for a season and is recommended to be done each year.
At RugWash we use Nikwax Rug Proof, probably the best product on the market. We have, over the last ten years, worked with this product and have developed the best way of applying it to the rugs in the washing process.
This ensures that the whole rug is reproofed, the lining, outer shell and the wadding inside the rug. Spraying or painting on a waterproofing product to a rug is very time consuming and only does half a job.
Re-Waterproofing Your Horse Rugs
It is recommended that rugs are re-proofed every year, after they are a year old. Even the little sunlight we get in the UK’s winters has enough UV light to help breakdown the water proof qualities of of a synthetic turn out rug.
We have a rescue Shire X that lived out over the last two winters and snow actually laid and froze on her rug! As it didn’t melt or soak into her rug we assume that there was no heat loss from the rug and it was completely water proof.
One may say that we are going to recommend rug re-proofing because we will charge extra for it, but what we charge to re-proof your rug is less than you will pay for a bottle of re-proofer from your tack shop and you don’t have to mess about with dustbins full of water and trying to dry your rug afterwards.
Nikwax Rug Proof is a very versatile product and can be used for all outdoor clothing, awnings, fishing bivvies etc, so if you have any thing that needs re-proofing give us a call and we will advise you.
For more information on your horse rug water proofing and re-proofing needs please call us on 0140 386 44 88.