When Duxcoat got in touch and asked me if I would like to review some Duxcoat I have to admit I was intrigued. I had never heard of it before. So what is it?
The best way I can explain it is that is is a waterproof coating that you spray onto things. Anything that has been treated with Duxcoat will then repel water, making it run off the surface like water does on a ducks back. Apparently it uses Nano Technology to achieve this. When Nano Technology was mentioned my mind started thinking about Star Trek and the Borg and I did wonder if resistence was futile, but all it means is that Duxcoat contains silica, found in glass, at particle level which arrange themselves to make an invisible barrier. It sounds strange but does it work.
Duxcoat were kind enough to send me a brick along with the sample of Duxcoat. My husband actually opened the parcel and was quite confused as to why we would have received a brick in the post. It was actually ideal to try the Duxcoat on. I carefully sprayed the first inch of the brick with Duxcoat. I left the rest untreated to compare. When it dried I then poured on some water. In the untreated area the water just sank into the brick. On the treated area the water just slid off. I actually tried to get a picture with a drop on the surface but it was next to impossible, the water just fell off the brick. Eventually I did manage to get a drop to stay on top.
So what would I use Duxcoat for? Well given the rain we have had recently I thought spraying it on my coat would be a great idea. Hopefully it will make the rain run off instead of soaking in. My son mentioned that I could treat the dog’s fur and make him waterproof but I did not think this would be a good idea in practice! It would also be great for treating the tiles in the bathroom and the brick work outside the door that often gets soaked. When you put your mind to it you can think of lots of things it could be used for.
You can find more information about Duxcoat on their website
Disclosure: I was sent some Duxcoat to try but was not told what to write and my opinions are my own.
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