View Full Version : Nikwax vs Woolite for Wool and synthetic clothing?

12-28-2007, 22:12
Does anyone know what the differences are between NikWax and Woolite? Nikwax seems to be pretty expensive and only comes in small bottles, they even seem to have a Nikwax Wool version specifically for wool. Will Woolite work just as well? Are there any other options? I couldn't find the incredients anywhere for the Nikwax stuff.

12-28-2007, 23:39
Woolite will work fine, I thought Nikwax was a wash in DWR treatment, I don't see how that would do wool any good. Ivory flakes would work, 'cause it's just soap, no surfactants. Ivory flakes work well for Goretex also, then spray it with a water repellant.

12-29-2007, 02:53
I think but am not sure about this: Woolite is a soap that will not remove oils from wool while Nikwax cleans and restores repellance. Last time I checked, I got overwhelmed by the number of Nikwax choices.

The Mechanical Man
12-29-2007, 02:59
One is used orally, and the other rectal.