Say goodbye to water damaged phones and soggy shoes – Rust-Oleum just launched NeverWet, an amazing product that can waterproof nearly any surface or object. The ultra-hydrophobic spray coating was developed by Ross Nanotechnology, and it repels water like nothing you have ever seen. After a long time in development the product is finally available to the public, and you can get it now at Home Depot for $20 for an 18oz can.

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It may look like a magic trick, but this trick is real. Neverwet can be used on just about any surface, and it will instantly repel almost all moisture. The silicone-based coating can protect just about anything from unwanted moisture – including mud and ice. The coating is a two-step process, and a can covers about 10-15 square feet, so it’s pretty expensive for large projects, but the possibilities are great.

You could protect electronics from water, protect surfaces from graffiti, coat outdoor surfaces that are prone to rust, or as NeverWet demonstrates in their video, coat clothing so water and other liquids like syrup, ketchup, chocolate syrup and mud fall right off rather than soaking in. It does leave a slight hazy finish behind though, so it’s still not great for coating transparent surfaces or anything for which you wouldn’t want to distort the color, but it’s still an incredible product. No doubt we’ll see some clever uses for it that we haven’t even imagined yet.

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Via Gizmodo