Chances are that at some point in the past few years you’ve watched one of several viral videos showing hydrophobic coatings in action. These videos depict people dousing themselves with everything from dyed water and mud to ketchup and chocolate syrup. Viewers marveled as water- or oil-based substances rolled off shirts and shoes leaving no damage, stains, nor even a trace that they ever came into contact with the fabric.

When sprayed with these magical hydrophobic coatings, any item in the video was seemingly rendered immune to liquids. In reality, results may vary… From wearing off after a couple days to not repelling water at all, early hydrophobic coatings were hit and miss. …

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