NikWax
Tech Wash 300ml
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Nikwax Tech Wash 300ml

The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment.

Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

Easy to use soap based cleaner for clothing, tens, awnings, marquees, rucksacks, panniers and camera bags.

The gentle action of Tech Wash lifts out dirt and revitalises all water-repellent finishes.

Use NikWax Tech Wash when your waterproof clothing or equipment soaks up water

Your waterproof clothing and equipment could be soaking up water because the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) has been compromised by dirt, or because it has been cleaned with a conventional laundry detergent. Dirt attracts water and household detergents leave water attracting (hydrophilic) residues, leading to fabric 'wetting out' in wet or damp conditions.
If your waterproof clothing or equipment  is relatively new, or recently treated with a Nikwax waterproofer, then cleaning with Nikwax Tech Wash® will not only remove contaminants, such as dirt and residues left behind by household detergents, but also revitalise DWR.

Make sure you clean with the right product

Conventional laundry detergents leave behind a water attractive (hydrophilic) residue which masks the Durable Water Repellency (DWR), causing fabrics to absorb water and ‘wet out’ in damp or wet conditions. Therefore, they need to be avoided when cleaning waterproof clothing and equipment.
Products that claim to clean and waterproof at the same time are generally not very effective cleaners and may seal in dirt.
Use Nikwax Tech Wash® to thoroughly clean your waterproof clothing and equipment safely, revitalise DWR and breathability.

You don't need to waterproof every time you clean

Regular cleaning will enhance the performance of your gear. With regular cleaning, you should be able to clean your gear 5-6 times with Nikwax Tech Wash before it requires re-waterproofing. When Nikwax Tech Wash® alone does not revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your gear (e.g. water does not bead on the fabric surface) it’s time to re-waterproof using the appropriate Nikwax waterproofer.

How NikWax Tech Wash maintains your gear

Nikwax Tech Wash® is the market leader; it has been specifically designed and optimised for breathable waterproof fabrics.
Nikwax Tech Wash® is a highly effective cleaner. Additionally it will revitalise existing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and revive breathability. It is the safe way to thoroughly clean your waterproof clothing and equipment.
Application in a washing machine is quick, easy, and ensures that the whole garment is thoroughly cleaned.

Use Nikwax Tech Wash in your washing machine

Use neat Tech Wash® and a sponge, or soft nylon brush, to treat stubborn stains before washing. Remove all non-washable parts. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use detergents.

    Remove all detergent build up from the detergent dispenser.
    Place item(s) in washing machine (maximum 2 items).
    Use 150ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.
    Wash according to care label.
 

Nikwax Tech Wash can also be applied by hand

Use gloves.

  • Immerse item(s) in 6L hand-hot water in sink or bowl.
  • Use 150ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.
  • Rinse 3 times in clean water.

* If your kettle furs up you have hard water. For extreme hard water use 200ml.

Nikwax Tech Wash treated clothing doesn't need to be dried before you re-waterproof it

If the item doesn’t require re-waterproofing, air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

If you intend to re-waterproof the washed item there is no need to dry it first.
Use Nikwax TX.Direct® for breathable clothing, Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof® for equipment, or Nikwax Cotton Proof™ for cotton, polycotton and canvas.