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Nano fabric protection

Nano waterproof sprays: you’ve heard of them, but you’re not sure what exactly they do, or how they do it? Read on!

‘Nano’ stands for nanotechnology and these sprays, like the protectME range, are the future of fabric protection. More efficient than mainstream fabric protection sprays like Scotchgard, they are also more eco friendly: better for your health and for the planet.

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Nanotechnology water repellent spray: how does it work?

Nanotechnology is the science, engineering and manipulation of matter at the nanometre level (billionths of a metre). Nanotechnology has made it possible to create extremely tiny structures and new materials capable of solving specific needs, one of which is providing nanoparticle protection. Nanotechnology is an evolving 21st century technology that will change all our lives in the future. Working at microscopic levels, the range of possibilities are endless, whether it be the treatment of disease, environmental cleansing, health or accident prevention, sports performance and security to name a few. Many nanotechnology products and applications are already in use. Nanotechnology coating sprays surpass today’s standards in mainstream fabric guards as they have nanometric qualities that repel any liquid, dust or dirt, protecting textiles from dirt and stains.  Time, money and cleaning costs can be minimised and nanotechnology applications will make certain fabric protection products and methods obsolete in the future. The best part? Nanotechnology’s properties are found in nature and therefore are environmentally friendly, biodegradable and safe to use around humans and animals.

Why nanotechnology waterproof sprays are better than mainstream fabric guards

 

Due to the nano composition of this technology, the nanopolymers when combined with the natural product of silicon dioxide creates a special nano coating spray. When the coating is sprayed on to surfaces the material is rendered hydrophobic and oleophobic; that is, it repels both liquids and contaminants. These include water, oils, other liquids, dirt, dust and stains reducing food sources for bacterial and fungal growth. 

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Compared to competitor products that have been around for years, protectME Textiles’ nano-technological coatings offer greater coverage per m2 at a more affordable price. They also last longer as they are abrasion resistant and UV stable so less repeat applications are required.

 

Not only will you be saving money long-term but you’ll also reduce your ecological footprint by using an eco friendly fabric protector such as protectME Textiles.  With protectME Textile application, you will be reducing the number of chemicals commonly found in household cleaners that can harm the environment, often cause health issues and sometimes cause further damage to fabrics and furnishings with their use.

 

Reducing replacement & maintenance costs are easy when you’ve protected your items from stains and damage, using a nano waterproof spray. Whether it be saving on everyday cleaning products for carpets, clothes, dry cleaning, shoes, indoor & outdoor fabrics or having to pay for re-upholstery, new furniture or clothes to name a few, protectME Textiles will pay for itself in no time!

 

Due to the nature of the nanostructure found in protectME Textiles, fabrics & materials with the nano coating spray applied preserve their composition, are more resistant to abrasion & exposure to UV rays and have superior durability for 2 years or more depending on use.

 

Our nano waterproof spray is ready to use and can be applied by yourself in the comfort of your home. No need to evacuate the premises as with traditional stainproofing products. protectME Textiles is odourless and is safe to use around humans and pets. Better yet, protectME Textiles will not change the look, feel and smell of your items. Items will cure between 12-24 hours depending on temperature.

You can find more information on how to use our fabric protection spray or what items to use it on on our website and our blog. Follow us on social media for more regular updates !

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33 Responses

  1. Dear ProtectMe team,

    Would ProtectMe protect my newly steam cleaned lounge from mould? We live in a damp house and even the use of dehumidifiers does not totally control the growth of mould. I have just thoroughly cleaned our lounge after noticing that is smelled musty. Now I would like to protect it a bit more.

    Thank you and kind regards,

    Uli Wagner

    1. Hi Uli, thanks for your comment. The hydrophobic properties of protectME prevent moisture absorption into the fibres and prevents bacteria and fungi from developing. Our research suggests that it would help to prevent mould:
      The product generates an inhospitable environment depriving microorganisms of moisture and food. The product smooths the surface, resulting in up to 50-70% less adhesion to microorganisms. By its hydrophobic effect, water will be concentrated on the surface at an optimum, leaving a maximum of dry places, where a high natural death rate of wet germs is achieved. Furthermore it has anti-static effect, which results in reduced adhesion of home dust.
      We hope this helps!
      The protectME team

      1. Hi protectMe Team,

        I wonder if your product is safe to create a waterproof layer on fabric masks? It is safe to breathe through it?

        Thanks.

        1. Hi Kathy,

          Thank you for your comment.

          protectME is safe to use on fabric masks. Once cured, it doesn’t change the look, feel or smell of the fabric and creates a breathable coating.

          Obviously, we want to reiterate that it only protects from water and has not been tested to work against viruses or microbes. We hope this helps!

        2. Hi protectMe Team,

          I wonder if your product is safe to create a nelement proofing layer on rubber flooring for children’s playground? The elements are UV light causing fading of colors and dust from outside sand which both require protection.

          Thanks.

          1. Sorry for the late reply. Our fabric protector is UV stable so the coating itself will not fade in the sun, but it is not UV resistant so it won’t prevent colours from fading unfortunately. That is because UV resistant agents give protected fabrics a waxy look and feel, so we decided not to include them in our formulation. We hope this helps!

      2. How long does it last once I’ve sprayed a piece of furniture through (for example, a sofa)? How often do I need to spray it? Thanks

  2. hello protectME Team

    i am doing a science project (i am year 10) and my experiment is testing whether more sprays are more effective in terms of protection, can you please answer this about your spray and if more sprays are more effective. also for the discussion section of my report, i would like to copy certain section from your website ( i will obviously site it), although i am also asking if i can copy exactly what you wrote. thanks very much

    , saketh

    1. Hi Saketh, thanks for your comment! Just to make sure we understand, are you asking if applying more product will result in a more efficient protection for the fabric?

      We are happy for you to use our website content, as long as you reference your sources.

  3. Dear protectME Team,

    I am in year 10 and doing a science depth-study. I was wondering whether your sprays work on glass. My depth study is based around the effect that surface texture (created by these coatings) has on the time and speed at which a droplet rolls off an inclined surface as well as the size and shape of the droplet. I will be using a glass/acrylic sheet to make these investigations and wanted to double check before I made the purchase. Please respond ASAP because my assignment is due soon and I need to conduct the experiment.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

    1. Hi Rebecca, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, protectME doesn’t work on glass. We hope this helps! Good luck with your project, the protectME Team.

  4. Given that all things end up in our lungs or digestive system at some point in what ever way (ingested or inhaled) or in an animals or plant system what guarantees are there that the nano stuff can not cause nutrient absorption problems?

    1. Thank you for your comment — we can understand your concern.
      Please rest assured that protectME has undergone rigorous test to ensure that the long term effects of the coating are not detrimental to the health of humans or animals. protectME has been tested independently to the highest standards available and has been approved to be used in the manufacturing of kids clothing. We hope this helps!

  5. Hi, I intend to spray on my shirts. Can it be washed in the wahing machine, then ? How often do I have to reapply the spray if i wash my shirts daily? Will the fabric remain breathable ?

    1. Hi Jo, thanks for your comment. Your protected items can be washed up to 30 times in the washing machine. The fabric will remain breathable. We hope this helps!

  6. Hi protectMe Team

    Seem that water particles could not penetrate through a fibre after applying spray, does your product create a filtering effect and stop particles getting through a fibre cloth? If yes, what is the size of particle could be filtered after spraying your product?

    1. Hi Fai, thanks for your comment. protectME creates a protective barrier around the individual fibre strands. Therefore, the filtering effect would be based on how tightly woven the material is. We hope this helps!

  7. Hi,
    If i need to blow dry / apply heat, and spray a 40% alcohol products diluted in water on vests that are worn by players repeatedly without washing, would your products hold? and, for how long?
    Would it reduce the sweat absorption amount?
    How much product is needed per surface area for each application?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Barry,
      Our coating is resistant to PH levels comprised between 2-13 and to temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius. As long as you keep within these constraints, protectME should last for up to 3 years, depending on traffic and use. Some areas of the vests may be more subject to abrasion than others and the coating may wear off quicker in these areas.
      In terms of sweat absorption, depending how thick the fabric is, the inside of the vests may not be coated and still absorb sweat. You may need to test it out to be certain.
      We recommend applying 100ml per m2 of fabric.
      We hope this helps!
      Thanks,

  8. If I have already scotch guarded my new off-white lounge, can I still use your product on top? We don’t feel as though the scotch guard repels dirt. The base cover of the lounge is not removable if I am to wash the covers.

    1. Hi Thanh, sorry for the late reply. We don’t recommend applying protectME on top of Scotchguard, because protectME needs to be able to bond with the fabric to form the coating and Scotchguard would prevent that from happening. Our suggestion is to wait until Scotchguard wears off (usually about 12 months), and then apply protectME. protectME will help repelling dirt and making it easier to clean your fabric, but please note you won’t see the same beading effect you would with liquid stains. We hope this helps!

  9. If the protectMe spray is applied to a fabric, and that fabric is put underwater, will it still be dry when it comes up?

    1. Hi Vera,
      Yes the fabric will be wet. protectME is a product used to repel liquid stains coating each fibre making the fabric still permeable. This does not change the look, smell or feel of the fabric and therefore and not to be confused with a water proofer.
      Hope this helps

    1. Hi Arpit,

      protectME is primarily intended to repel liquid stains. It will certainly help cleaning oily stains (chocolate, tomato sauce, sunscreen etc) and dirt marks but we can’t guarantee that there will be no marks left. This is especially true when force is applied onto the fabric, i.e. fingers smudging chocolate.
      Hope this helps

    2. Hi, if I sprayed my rug with ProtectMe, do I still need to or can I clean my rug with one of those no vac foamy spray for rug and carpet?

      1. Hi Christina.

        Thanks for your message.

        You may still need to spot clean even though you have used protectME but the stains should be easier to remove.
        protectME is resistant to PH levels between 2-13. Most spot cleaners are between this range so should be fine to use but it’s a good idea to check the PH levels of the foam cleaner before you start.

        Thanks

  10. Hi,
    When I spray it on my car seat which is synthetic leather, water marks are left on them. Do I have to even the liquid over the surface to prevent leaving droplets to dry? What is your advice?

    1. Hi Chloe,

      Thanks for getting in contact with us.

      We recommend to use a soft brush or soft clean cloth to help buff into the fabric and ensure even product distribution, once protectME has been sprayed on.

      We hope this helps!

      Thanks,
      The protectME Team

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