Following up on my previous video about the difference between hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings: I address why some of the well-known superhydrophobic coatings aren’t very durable products. As I mentioned,
TRUE superhydrophobic coatings (contact angle greater than 150 degrees) are not necessary on 99% of our customers’ projects. A hydrophobic coating is almost always sufficient for achieving required surface performance levels. The superhydrophobic videos look awesome, but they don’t address the elephant in the room which is the fact that those results have incredibly limited life spans. UV exposure, abrasions, and chemicals are the primary degradation agents to these coatings, and will destabilize the coating quickly. If you are looking for a durable coating with a potentially long life span, hydrophobic coatings are for you.