Rust-Oleum NeverWet FAQ’s

Does NeverWet work with all liquids?

Certain solvents, alcohols and cleanser/detergents will cause the surface of the coating to lose superhydrophobicity.

Once these chemicals are removed, the superhydrophobicity will generally return. NeverWet is less operative at repelling motor oils and oil based liquids.


Are coated items with NeverWet are “breathable”?

The breath-ability of a coated item is hooked on how heavy the Base Coat is applied.

The lighter the Base Coat, the more breathable the item will be. If a consistent, heavy film is applied, the surface won’t be breathable.


Can NeverWet be used on electronics?

No, NeverWet ought not to be utilized on electronics.


How abrasion resistant is Rust-Oleum NeverWet?

Rust-Oleum NeverWet is strong to normal wear and tear; though, with extreme abrasion or if applied to a walking surface, the superhydrophobic properties will be rapidly diminished. In many situations, the superhydrophobic action may be lessened, however the remaining Top Coat and Base Coat still give safety to the coated surface.

Superhydrophobicity can be restored by scuff sanding the object to eliminate the residual Top Coat, and then recoating the object with Base Coat and Top Coat.


Can NeverWet be recoated?

If the superhydrophobic properties are reduced, NeverWet can be reapplied. Gently sand the surface of the coated object to eliminate any remaining Top Coat, and at that point reapply the Base and Top Coat according to the directions on the previous page.


Can NeverWet be removed?

Yes. If you desire to remove NeverWet completely, it can be removed by first sanding and then wiping the treated object with Xylol or mineral spirits.


How long will the NeverWet coating last?

Environmental conditions will influence the longevity of the NeverWet coating. Abrasion is the leading cause of reduction of the coatings life, but also exposure to high pressure water can decrease the life of the coating.


Can NeverWet be applied to glass?

Indeed, but the glass will no longer be transparent. NeverWet dries to a flat frosted finish, therefore it should never be applied to windshields or car windows. NeverWet will work on any glass that you need to have superhydrophobic properties, however don’t need to see through.


Can NeverWet be painted over?

No, if the Top Coat is covered with any type of coating, the superhydrophobic properties will be lost.


Can NeverWet be used on surfaces that are continuously submerged?

NeverWet depend on a layer of air to shape the superhydrophobic coating on the surface of the object. Therefore the product is not prescribed for surfaces continuously submerged in water or liquid.


Can NeverWet be used on fabric?

NeverWet will hold fast to most fabrics, but it will leave a flat frosted finish on the surface. As with other substrates, test on an ordinary area before applying to the whole surface. Specific attention should be paid to seams. Apply a heavier than normal coat of Base Coat around seams to help avoid liquids from penetrating those areas.

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