With all those videos of ceramic coated cars that don’t let any water stand on them for more than 2 seconds and those neat sprays that promise to make anything hydrophobic, we got wondering if it’s really that easy to make anything water proof. It’s very satisfying to watch a blob of ketchup roll off of a white shirt without leaving a single stain, but can a simple spray for really do that?
Well, it makes sense for any item that’s certified as water proof to have that kind of a hydrophobic effect but a spray, which isn’t even that evenly spread might not be the best hydrophobic coating. Even so, there’s a lot of really good water repellent sprays out there that can really help save a surface from getting wet. Water proofed items are pretty expensive so if there’s a water repellent spray out there that can actually do a very good job then there’s really no harm in getting it.
As far as water proof clothing is concerned, the layer of water proofing comes from a Durable Water Repellent coat. To keep clothing breathable, there’s only a certain extent till these clothes can be coated with a DWR coating. Basically, this layer of protection wears off eventually and when that happens, all that money you spent will pretty much get washed away as well. With a water repellent spray for fabrics, you can get a DWR coat as many times as you need and at a fraction of the cost.
Water resistance isn’t a one time treatment as far as fabrics are concerned at least. There are multiple water resistance sprays out there which makes it a bit tricky finding the best one, but that’s what Dry Ninja reviews are for.