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Nikwax Guide: How to reproof a coat

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There are a couple of ways that you can reproof your gear, but here we’re going to explain how to do it in your washing machine. Not only is this the less time-consuming method, it also gets a better coverage of the coat.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Nikwax Tech Wash

Nikwax TX. Direct Wash-in

Your washing machine

Somewhere to dry your coat

STEP 1 – CLEAN THE MACHINE

Set your machine to 60C and run a cycle to clear any build-up of washing powder

STEP 2 – EMPTY POCKETS AND ZIP ZIPS

Empty out all pockets on your coat. Then zip all the zips shut. This helps to keep the shape of the coat while it is in the washing machine.

STEP 3 – TECH WASH

To make sure that your coat gets the best reproofing, firstly give it a clean first using Nikwax Tech Wash. 

To do this, pop your coat in the washing machine and pour two measured capfuls of shaken product into the detergent drawer. Set to the temperature recommended on the label of your coat and set the cycle. 

STEP 4 – WATERPROOFING WITH TX DIRECT

Without removing your coat from the washing machine, shake the Nikwax TX Direct and add two capfuls into the detergent drawer, as you did with the Tech Wash. This time, set the cycle to 30C delicates so that the coat gets a good coating of the reproofer and doesn’t get a hard spin at the end

STEP 5 – DRYING

Once the cycle has finished, remove the coat from the machine. Pop it onto a hanger then leave to dry completely. Once dry, you’re ready to head out into the rain for your next adventure!

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