There’s a lot of good reasons why you might want to protect your clothes against water damage.
You might work in an industry where you’re constantly exposed to the elements, like security, construction or grounds keeping, in which case you’re going to want to be as proof to the elements as possible.
You might have a hobby or pastime that keeps you outside. I’m looking at you, golfers and fishermen, but you’ve also got to consider cyclists, football and baseball coaches, runners and others in this group.
You might even just want to protect your valuable and expensive clothes from the weather, especially if you care about how you look. It’s important to look your best, and when you’re on long commutes and taking fixed journeys there isn’t much option for avoiding sudden rainstorms. This is especially important for shoes, as they’re the part that’s in contact with the pavement and most susceptible to splashes, as well as being the furthest from your umbrella.
Whatever your need, it’s easier than ever to protect and waterproof your clothes, or reapply waterproofing on clothing that’s starting to fade and become less resistant. Just one application from a nano spray is normally enough, and the clothes are treated and safe to wear within 24 hours!
Nano products like these bond with your clothing on a molecular level, creating an invisible, odorless, undetectable coating that literally makes it impossible for fluids to bond with the surface you treat.
Water, oil, dirt and other stains will just sit on top of the surface, unable to work their way into the fabrics. On top of that, fluids actually bead up, meaning you can remove them with one simple wipe of a cloth.
The products we recommend are all safe to use on most fabrics, too, with the vast majority being safe to use on everything, even incredibly sensitive fabrics like suede and silk.
Here’s our top four choices for the best waterproofing and anti stain spray for clothes and shoes.
Forcefield protector spray
When it comes to ease of use, Forcefield wins the gold. All it takes is one quick spray and waiting for half an hour, and you’re good to go. >>> Check price on Amazon
It’s specifically designed for use on clothes and shoes, so you know you’re safe, and it’s good no matter what you might want to use it on, whether that’s sneakers or jackets.
It doesn’t affect the look of anything you apply it to, and really importantly, it also doesn’t affect breathability, which is great if you’re prone to hot feet or sweats. Plus, one application can last up to 12 months, so a single can will last for ages.
If you want to waterproof your wardrobe with the minimum fuss, we’d recommend Forcefield. It’s probably the simplest thing out there.
Woly Natura natural waterproofing spray
This spray is completely 100% natural, so if you’re worried about what you apply to yourself and what you wear, this is an obvious choice. >>> Check price on Amazon
That doesn’t meant that it’s less effective than other sprays, though. This repels water, snow and dirt easily, and can actually stop salt stains, so if you’re working in rough winter areas, you’re going to love this!
It’s specifically designed for use on shoes, and the manufacturers proudly state that it’s completely safe to use on suede, even when shoes are already wet!
It is a little more expensive than the other products, but I suppose that’s what you get when you’re buying a quality product that’s also all natural like this.
Starbrite mildew stain blocker
Starbrite is a quality nano anti stain spray like our other products, but with one really interesting niche use. It also works as an anti mold and anti mildew blocker. >>> Check price on Amazon
This is obviously great if you regularly work outside in the rain and your clothes get soaking wet, without much time to dry again. Even if you’re putting clothing in the boiler cupboard or throwing them in the dryer, after a while they start to get that unfortunate wet smell that comes from being repeatedly soaked and dried out.
This stops that dead.
On top of this, it’s a really solid spray. Your clothing will be protected for 3 to 6 months with just one application, and it’s safe to use on anything fabric, as well as fibreglass, vinyl and rubber.
Cadillac select premium protector
Made in the USA by Cadillac, you know that quality and attention to detail are watchwords of this spray. They’ve been making shoes products since 1963, and it shows. >>> Check price on Amazon
This spray is environmentally friendly, but still works incredibly well, creating a protective layer around your footwear that’s basically impervious to water, without changing look or feel.
It’s simple to apply, and dries fast so your shoes are ready to use again, and also helps protect against UV damage, a feature that I love because I like to rock bright, loud shoes, and there’s nothing worse than looking at a favorite pair and knowing they’re faded and washed up.
Plus, there’s a 100% guarantee on this, so if you don’t like it, just send it back! But we know you’ll love it.