NeverWet Faqs

  • 6.

    Can NeverWet be used on fabric?


    Rust-Oleum NeverWet will adhere to most fabrics, but it will leave a flat milky haze on the surface. As with other substrates, test in an inconspicuous area before applying to the entire surface. Particular attention should be paid to seams. Apply a heavier than normal coat of Base Coat around seams to help prevent liquids from penetrating those areas.

  • 7.

    Can NeverWet be applied to glass?


    Yes, but the glass will no longer be transparent. NeverWet dries to a Flat Frosted Clear color, therefore, it should never be applied to windshields or automobile windows. NeverWet will work on any glass that you want to have superhydrophobic properties, but don’t need to see through.

  • 8.

    Can NeverWet be painted over?

    No, if the Top Coat is covered with any type of coating, the superhydrophobic properties
    will be lost.
  • 9.

    Can Rust-Oleum NeverWet be used on surfaces that are continuously submerged?


    Rust-Oleum NeverWet relies on a layer of air to form the superhydrophobic coating on the surface of the object. For this reason the product is not recommended for surfaces continuously submerged in water or liquid.

  • 10.

    Does NeverWet work with all liquids?

    Certain solvents, alcohols and soap/detergents will cause the surface of the coating to lose superhydrophobicity. Once these chemicals are removed, the superhydrophobicity will generally return. NeverWet is less effective at repelling motor oils and oil based liquids.