John Murch works a lot around the garage. That means getting his hands - and everything else - dirty.
So when he saw a commercial for Rust-Oleum's “NeverWet,” he asked the “Does It Work” crew to test its liquid repelling claims.
“I just didn't believe what I saw in the commercials,” John said.
We bought two treatment sets of “NeverWet” for $44.87. That includes shipping and handling.
John will see if the treatment can stop water and mud from sticking to his boots, wood, aluminum, steel, and cardboard. He starts applying the base coat, first to one of his boots.
"I guess that's a light coat,” John said.
John sprays two light coats on all the objects. Then, he waits 30 minutes before spraying on several top coats. It takes the top coat at least half an hour to dry.
"Alright, dunk away,” Johns said
John takes his treated boot and puts it in water.
“It's dry,” John said.
Next, John tries to get his boot muddy.
"Amazing,” John said.
John dips and tries to soak the rest of his objects. But the water rolled like marbles off the treated sides.
"I'm sold,” John said.
There is a change in color to some of the objects, especially John's treated boot. But that doesn't discourage this shop worker, who's convinced he has a new tool to use in his garage.
Does it work?
"It works,” John said.
A few more things ...
"NeverWet" claims it can resist ice too. We did not try that. Also, "NeverWet" can wear off. If you want to re-apply it, the company says you have to sand the surface to remove the existing coat.