7 Benefits of a Water-Resistant Coating on Shower Glass

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Benefits of a water-resistant coating on shower glass

Shower glass is a popular choice for modern bathroom designs, offering a sleek and sophisticated look that can make a significant impact on the overall appearance of the bathroom. However, as beautiful as it is, shower glass is also prone to water damage and staining, which can detract from its aesthetic appeal and be costly in terms of cleaning and restoration. To protect shower glass from damage, it's essential to apply a water-resistant coating.

But is a water-resistant coating on shower glass worth it? What are the benefits of these kinds of water repellent coatings? Below we’ve outlined seven benefits of applying a water repellent coating treatment on shower glass.

1. Helps prevent stains

One of the primary (and most sought after) benefits of using a water-resistant coating for shower glass is that it helps prevent hard water stains from forming. Once applied to the glass, the coating acts as a barrier against mineral contaminants, preventing them from penetrating the surface and causing damage. This means the glass will be less likely to become stained, scratched, or otherwise damaged, ensuring that it remains in excellent condition for years to come.

2. Easier cleaning

The second, most widely regarded benefit of a water-resistant coating is that it makes cleaning shower glass much easier. When water comes into contact with a surface treated with a water-resistant coating, the invisible barrier formed during the application process repels the water, making it harder for contaminants to stick to the glass. As a result, the glass is easier to clean and also minimizes the frequency of cleanings.

3. Enhanced aesthetics

A water-resistant coating can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of any shower door. When left unprotected, water damage can cause discoloration and staining on the glass, which detracts from the overall appearance of the bathroom. A hydrophobic (water repellent) coating will give your shower glass a sleek look and help prevent unsightly marks from forming, ultimately keeping the glass surface looking cleaner for longer.

4. Environmentally friendly

Another benefit of using a water-resistant coating for shower glass is that it is eco-friendly. Gone are the days of using harsh chemical cleaners that get dumped into our drains, as a water-repellent coating seals the surface and minimizes cleanings. Similar to the technological features of a non-stick cooking pan, cleaning glass that has a hydrophobic coating applied to the surface only requires a simple wipe down with a dry towel and cold water. No longer is scrubbing with harsh toxic cleaners needed.

5. Increased longevity

Applying a water-resistant coating to shower glass can also increase its longevity. As previously mentioned, hard water stains can cause the glass to become damaged over time, which could lead to etching, ultimately reducing its lifespan. A water-resistant coating helps to prevent this type of extreme damage by helping to prevent stains from forming in the first place; thus, extending the life of the glass and saving you from costly replacements.

6. Bacterial protection

Another benefit of using a water-resistant coating for shower glass is that it can help inhibit the growth of harmful microbes. When mineral contaminants penetrate the glass surface, over time, they can cause mold and mildew to form. A water-resistant coating creates an invisible barrier over the glass, making it harder for bacteria to stick to the surface. And any microbes that remain on the glass can easily be washed away.

7. Cost savings

Finally, applying a water-resistant coating to shower glass can help save money. You see, a good hydrophobic coating will not only eliminate the need for harsh chemical cleaners, but it will also extend the life of the glass by providing superior protection. This long-term durability and protection will keep the glass from becoming etched, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements. And if any stains begin to form on the glass, DFI offers restoration products that can help restore the glass to “like-new” condition.

Protect your shower door with a water-resistant coating

Whether you’ve invested in a shower door bathroom remodel or have an existing glass shower door that you want to protect, applying a water-resistant coating is a must. The coating offers numerous benefits, including stain-resistance, easier cleaning, enhanced aesthetics, cost savings, and much more. And when you consider the aesthetics of your bathroom and costs of replacing shower glass, investing in a water repellent coating is a cost-effective method to preserve the life of the shower door for years to come.

So, if you're looking to protect your shower glass from water damage and ensure that it remains in excellent condition, consider using a water-resistant coating like Clear-Fusion™ V. And for a more comprehensive coating solution to restore your shower glass from hard water stains and also protect it with a water repellent coating, check out DFI's Glass Defender Kit.

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