- August 31 2010
Great for H2O proofing your stuff
Last fall I used this stuff on a pair of jeans I wore to the beach. I waded into the surf fully expecting to get wet (just to test their water repellence), but when I walked out, the jeans were bone dry. BONE DRY... even the seams! I am not kidding! A buddy of mine had me do it again because he didn't think I really did it. So, after going knee deep into the surf, I came out dry again! This stuff is freaky good when it comes to waterproofing cotton. I'm not sure how long it lasts, but when first applied and used, it REALLY works!
David A Smith
- February 26 2010
Waterproofing a tablecloth
We have an old beautiful white tablecloth that got stained. With a lot of work we got the stains out and then wanted to be able to use the tablecloth without having is stain so easily. So I treated the tablecloth with TechWash to be sure it was ready to receive the Cotton Proof. The test went well with the hand wash test, except I forgot to use gloves and it was tough on my hands, so the next day I treated the tablecloth in the washing machine, first with the Techwash followed by dumping in the saved water from the Cotton Proof step of the test tablecloth plus an extra amount(I used 150 ml for the test so what was left in the tub - about 1.5 gal- was put into the Tumble Washer with another 150 ml for two antique tablecloths). There were no discolorations on the tablecloths and they ironed well. Water beads up on the cloth, so that is good. What I don't know yet is how well they will hold up at the next dinner party with the inevitable spills of wine and food, but it has to be better than nothing where they will surly receive a difficult stain.
- October 7 2008
USED ON NEW HUNTING COAT
Product easy to use, just followed instructions on bottle.Showed signs of water proofness right out of the dryer.
- May 12 2008
I live on a River Yacht and use this to water proof the upper decks canvas. I follow the directions for the washer and have not had any problems with the product and the results are fantastic. I have recomended it to several other boaters.
- March 17 2007
A great way to waterproof those winter parkas
Many winter parkas have an exterior of cotton that is fine for snow only, but when the weather warms the snow melts and soaks that fine parka. Nikwax eliminates that problem in a very simple way.