When we work hard, we sweat. The evaporation of sweat cools us down and keeps us comfortable. But, when it rains we want to avoid getting wet, so we put on waterproof outerwear to keep us dry. The waterproof fabric must allow moisture vapour to pass through it, or 'breathe'; otherwise our sweat cannot evaporate, causing us to overheat and get wet from condensation.
Additionally, if the outer fabric of your garment absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced, causing you to feel clammy and wet. Nikwax TX.Direct® adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), which prevents water absorption, whilst maintaining breathability, keeping you dry and comfortable.
Safe product to use on breathable waterproof fabrics
Specifically designed and optimized for breathable waterproof clothing
Provides Durable Water Repellency (DWR) while maintaining breathability
Requires no heat to develop its DWR, no tumble drier necessary for best results
Easy and quick to apply in a washing machine
Washing machine application ensures treatment to go through garment, treating seams, tapes and cords, as well as fabric
Leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibers
Allows moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability
Minimized product effect on the environment and the consumer
Contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Washing machine usage:
For best results remove all non-washable parts
Always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Tech Wash® in a separate wash cycle
No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing
Top Loading Machine Wash:
Place maximum of 3 clean garments in washing machine.
After the machine has filled add 10floz/300ml of TX.Direct®.
Set cycle to Heavy and Warm, Low water level.
Front Loading Machine Wash:
Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
Place maximum of 2 clean garments in washing machine.
Use 3floz/100ml per garment.
Run 30oC Synthetic cycle and slow spin.
By hand application instructions:
Use gloves (to avoid waterproofing your hands!).
Immerse 1 clean garment in 6L of hand-hot water in a bowl or sink.
Add 2floz/50ml of TX.Direct®.
Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5-10 minutes, then agitate thoroughly.
Rinse with cold water until water runs clear.
Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.
Do not machine-wash garments if taped seams have become dislodged.*
To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Tech Wash®
Do not use detergents.
*Faulty taped seams sometimes become detached on old or worn garments.
They can be re-stuck using a proprietary clear glue after waterproofing and drying.