Your cart

Frequently Asked Questions


 

Click on the section below to find the answer

General FAQs

Why was Liquiproof created?

How many shoes can I cover with one Footwear Protector bottle?

What shoes or material can I use this product on?

How long does it last?

Will it change the look or feel of the shoe/fabric?

What is the difference between Liquiproof Footwear Protector and Liquiproof Fabric Protector?

What is the difference between other footwear waterproofing sprays and Liquiproof Footwear Protector?

Application & Cleaning Instructions

How do I apply Liquiproof? 

How do I clean my shoes and clothing once Liquiproofed?

Can I use Liquiproof on customised shoes?

I’ve applied Liquiproof but its protective 'beading' effect has become weaker – why?

Queries regarding Deliveries

There has been a problem with the delivery of my Liquiproof order, what do I do?

The Science behind Liquiproof

How does it work? 

How does it stick if it doesn't contain glue or resin? 

What is it made of? 

 

General FAQsfaqs

Why was Liquiproof created?

Our founder Caner Veli became fed-up when he kept finding his shoes ruined by everyday damage, and after trying out various waterproofing sprays on the market, he decided that the results just weren't good enough. So he set out to fill that gap in the market for a reliable footwear protector himself.

After 2 years of research and development, Liquiproof was born in 2011. The product went through rigorous and extensive testing to meet our strict requirements prior to being released, to make absolutely sure it’s something our customers can truly rely on.

How many shoes can I cover with one 50ml Footwear Protector bottle?

This depends on the material you’re treating and its absorbency. Following our application method, one 50ml bottle will treat two pairs of size 8 suede shoes or one pair of short sheepskin boots.

It is not advised to make the bottle last more than 2 pairs of shoes, as this will reduce the overall performance.

What shoes or material can I use this product on?

Our Fabric Protector can be used on any type of absorbent material, such as; footwear, clothing, rugs, furnishings, residential or commercial carpeting, and automotive interiors. Our Leather Protector offers enhanced benefits on all types of full-grain and top-grain leathers, including; crocodile, snakeskin and kangaroo leathers. Our customers often used Liquiproof on; sheepskin and nubuck boots, hats, gloves, leather golf shoes, canvas trainers, jodhpurs, horse rugs, suede shoes, riding boots, football boots, bags, carpets, pushchairs… the list goes on!

bullet pointWill your footwear product work on leather? Yes, however full-grain leather is already a good resistant material and for enhanced performance we recommend our Leather Protector which is ideal for full and top grain leather.

bullet pointWill it work on satin shoes? Yes.

bullet pointWill it work on Nike trainers, specifically Air Max or Huaraches? Yes, but it won't turn them into wellies!

bullet pointWill it work on the soles of my shoes? No.

bullet pointWill it allow my feet to breathe? Yes, our coating is 100% breathable.

bullet pointWhat about shoes or garments that have both leather and suede on them? Use the fabric protector on the suede, allow to dry before applying the leather coating to the remaining leather sections of the garment. Visit our How To page for more details.

 Although it is powerful, our coating will not fill air gaps and therefore will not prevent liquid from passing through mesh or netting.

How long does it last?

We say our Footwear Protection is permanent because it can last longer than the life of the shoes – the coating permanently bonds to each individual fibre and can only be removed through mechanical abrasion. 

If you were to leave a pair of treated shoes in a cupboard for 5 years or more, they would still remain repellent. However, excessive dirt or dust will reduce the repellent effect of the coating and could potentially cause water ingress. So it’s a good idea to maintain the surface and clean at regular intervals with water. Remove excess dirt with a fine brush and only use cleaning agents recommended for the fabric. Please contact us for further advice.

Will Liquiproof affect the feel or look of the shoe, particularly on suede?

Liquiproof Fabric Protector is designed to be invisible and is applicable to all textile fibres, both synthetic and natural. However we do recommend always testing on a small inconspicuous area of your material to test colourfast before commencing with the full application.

Due to the vast differences in animal hide, Liquiproof may intensify the colours on suede and nubuck. Thousands of customers are very happy with the results but we always advise testing on a small inconspicuous area. Once dry you can use a suede brush to bring the nap back to its original texture. Flexibility is not affected.

Liquiproof Leather Protector is also designed to be invisible on full-grain and top-grain leathers, however due to the vast differences in animal hide, Liquiproof may intensify the colours so please check in an inconspicuous area first.

What is the difference between other water repellent sprays and Liquiproof?

Most water repellant sprays currently on the market can last up to three weeks. Whereas Liquiproof uses a unique nanotechnology which bonds with individual fibres on the shoe, resulting in years of protection

If you take a closer look at the back of other resistant spray bottles, you will usually see bright hazard signs and health warnings. All of them raising awareness on solvent abuse and damaging health effects. In comparison to Liquiproof, our formula is an eco-friendly, non-aerosol system that’s non-toxic and non-flammable. There are no health risks that come with using our product. 

Our Liquiproof coating is unique in that it is the world's only permanent, invisible, eco-friendly, non-flammable, odourless and 100% breathable footwear spray. And on top of all that, it can also be shipped to anywhere in the world and straight to your doorstep!

 

 

 

 

Back to the Top

Application & Cleaning Instructions

How Do I Apply It?

Please refer to our How To page to find a full step-by-step application method. Always follow the instructions, as application is the most important part and if its not done correctly, it can cause irregular protection or visible patches. Before applying, we always recommend checking colourfast by testing in an inconspicuous area.

How do I clean my shoes and clothing once Liquiproofed?

Shoes, Footwear & Sneakers

We recommend cleaning with clean water as soon as possible, which will remove residue easier. We recommend using clean water and our Premium Hog Hair Brush to remove any residue on the shoe. We suggest you use a wet cloth to clean the soles instead of wipes, as the fibres can detach onto the surface of the shoe and effect the overall effectiveness of the coating.

Clothing, Upholstery & Carpets

We recommend rinsing with water to make cleaning easier. If the residue is dried on or stubborn we recommend using a mild detergent and water to hand wash the items. Make sure the area is thoroughly rinsed and allow to dry. If the area has been subject to heavy abrasion or scrubbing we recommend re-applying Liquiproof.

As a cleaning example, silk ties only need a gentle rinse under a tap.

Can I use Liquiproof on customised shoes?

Our fabric and leather protector is completely water-based and will not react with any paints used to customise the sneakers, such as; Angelus. Once dry the paints/finishers already provide some level of protection, but that is not to say that Liquiproof won’t help keep them looking newer for longer. Various collectors and well-known sneaker customisers are already using Liquiproof to protect their pieces. 

'I’ve applied Liquiproof but its protective 'beading' effect has become weaker - why?'

The surface needs to be cleaned to expose the coating, so this result usually occurs after the surface has come into contact with extreme dirt or dust. If you have used a strong detergent, this will also reduce the effect of the coating. Pouring washing up liquid/hand soap/detergents over the material is not advised and will require rinsing with water.

If your footwear comes into contact with soiling agents like dirt, then simply rinse with clean water, leave to dry and re-apply Liquiproof to advance its protection.

Remember the coating is designed to prevent accidental staining and watermarks. Our product is only as good as the items its used on, which is why we advise not to use Liquiproof on old shoes.  

Back to the Top

Queries regarding Deliveries

'There has been a problem with the delivery of my Liquiproof order, what do I do?'

Here at Liquiproof putting the customer first is one of our founding principles. We aim to dispatch your order the same day, if ordered before 3pm. If you are provided with a tracking code and can track your package through our website here. If you do not receive your order within 3 working days, please contact us. If you are unsure what your tracking code is, check your email history or contact us here.   

Back to the Top

The Science behind Liquiproof

How does it work?

Liquiproof utilises the revolutionary features of nanotechnology to apply an invisible oleophobic barrier to the surface.

Our formula bonds SiO2 particles to the individual fibres of the surface at a nanometre level – roughly 500 times thinner than a human hair – and these billions of SiO2 particles form permanently bonded layers that build up an invisible barrier that renders water and oil unable to touch the fibres. Put simply, it is a spray that creates liquid proof surfaces. Liquids bead up and roll off.

What is it made of?

Our patented formula contains pure, particle free Silicon Dioxide – SiO2 – which means that it contains ‘pure glass’. The glass is in a molecular form and is held in a liquid. It doesn’t become ‘glass’ until it’s allowed to cure (taking 24 to 36 hours). SiO2 is completely inert, harmless and indigestible, with zero toxicity. It carries no allergic warnings and is environmentally friendly. It's commonly found in nature as quartz, the most abundant family of materials on Earth.

Back to the Top

 

 

If the FAQs above haven’t answered your queries about Liquiproof, don’t hesitate to get in touch via the Contact Us page.