RepelWell is a water based formula that protects against stains. Does it really work? Here is my Repel Well review.
About Repel Well
RepelWell is a spray liquid that forms a transparent barrier that shields a variety of surfaces from damage and staining. The official product website is repelwell.com, which was registered in August 2012. The screenshot below shows how the product website looked in October 2017.
Claims & Features
- Prevents stains from many substances
- Use on many surfaces (furniture, clothing, car upholstery, etc.)
- Will not alter the appearance or texture of fabrics
- Not flammable and environmentally safe
- Continues protecting through multiple washes
A 12 oz. spray bottle of RepelWell costs $19.99 + $7.99 P&H for a total of $27.98. It comes with a 4 oz. bottle of Super Shoe Protector. At the time of this writing, RepelWell is not available in stores.
RepelWell (which some consumers write as “Repel Well”) is a spray that allows you to completely repel water from fabrics and other items. If you’ve seen the commercials for RepelWell, you have no doubt been impressed by the almost astonishing results. Wine dumped on a chair, chocolate syrup poured over a shoe, or juice poured on a shirt – all no match for RepelWell.
To apply RepelWell, you simply spray the superhydrophobic coating onto your desired surface and let it dry. It will create a barrier that repels moisture, essentially waterproofing the surface. Overall, it does an impressive job of living up to the advertising. Most water-based liquids will seem to bounce right off of the surface. The possibilities are seemingly endless, as you can apply it to almost anything that will be exposed to liquids, from shirts to counters, to toilet seats. Note that oil-based liquids will not be repelled.
Perhaps the most important factor to achieving positive results is to apply it to a clean surface. Any dirt which resides on the item will lessen the protection of RepelWell. It pays to closely follow instructions and thoroughly clean your item before application.
While it is possible to achieve results shown in the advertising, there are a few details you may want to consider first. This is only a temporary solution, and you should only expect RepelWell to last anywhere from about two to six months before it needs to be re-applied. This will vary based on how much the treated item is used. Another factor to consider is that there is potential for RepelWell to stain. I would test-treat a small inconspicuous area of any item before completely covering it with RepelWell. Some materials such as suede could be permanently altered by applying something like this.
Even though RepelWell is currently engaged in an advertising campaign in 2017, it has been around for several years. You can still find a few other RepelWell products on Amazon, such as Upholstery Protect, Auto Interior Protect, and Shoe Protect. If you have one of those purposes specifically in mind, you may want to pick up one of those in lieu of the more generalized Multi Protect that is advertised on television.
Overall, RepelWell should garner about a 4-star rating when consumer reviews begin to appear online. I think most users will feel that it works but there will be those who either try it on a surface that is not a good fit, or those who have something discolored due to the application of RepelWell. As noted earlier, this product doesn’t repel oil-based liquids, and some consumers may discover that fact the hard way.
Perhaps the most visible product in this category is NeverWet, which produces a full line of similar spray products, such as Boot & Shoe, Outdoor Fabric, Rain Repellent, and more.
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