1What does Nano mean?
A nanometer is a unit of measurement. 1nm (nanometer) is one billionth of a metre. The name comes from the Greek word “Nanos“ which means dwarf.
2Does our liquid glass contain any potentially harmful “nano” particles?
No. Our coatings are recognised as being particle free. Our technology is based on molecular SiO2, which is created via an adaptation of the “Sol-Gel” process.
3Why can’t you see our treatment?
Our thinnest coatings are approximately 100nm thick. This means that they are approximately 500 times thinner than a human hair, and you will need to use an electron microscope to see the coatings.
4What exactly does the product contain?
This truly amazing product contains pure, particle free, SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) which means that it contains “pure glass”. The glass is in a molecular form and is held in a liquid. It does not become “glass” until it is allowed to dry. Even a glass panel is not as pure as our product.
5How does the nano coating work and what are the benefits?
The liquid glass coating is a highly durable, flexible, super smooth, breathable and “super phobic” coating (it repels oil, water, and dry soiling). Dry dirt will not stick to treated surfaces. Liquids, such as red wine or coffee, are unable to penetrate the coating on fabrics as each filament of every fibre is protected with a nano scale layer of glass. Most significantly, almost all treated surfaces can be cleaned with water alone. This means that in most instances environmentally damaging cleaning chemicals are not needed
6When is the surface sufficiently coated?
After applying the coating to the surface ensure that the whole surface is coated by working across the area. Work quickly and in a methodical manner. Over application results in a visible deposit which can be buffed off.
7Can I remove spills and staining?
Liquid spills can be removed from coated fabrics with a dry tissue. Already dried stains can be removed with a damp cloth.
8Are surfaces coated with Liquid Glass self-cleaning?
No, because at the moment self-cleaning technology is not efficient, if it truly exists. We offer “easy clean” technology. Liquid Glass has non-stick characteristics. This is similar to items coated with Teflon®.
9How long will the protection last?
Every environment is different as some living spaces encounter heavy usage whilst others encounter far less “wear and tear”. The treatments are all very durable and they will last for many months or even years. We expect the hard surface coatings to last for at least 6 months in domestic environments.
10The beading effect has disappeared or become weaker - why?
Either the coating has worn away after prolonged use or the surface needs to be cleaned in order to re expose the surface. Wiping with pre-cleaner or an alcohol cleaner will also rejuvenate the coating.
11Can the treatments be reapplied?
Reapplication follows the format used during the initial application process. Simply make sure that the surface is completely clean, dry and free of contaminants such as washing powder residue or detergents.
12Are the Liquid Glass coatings “food safe”?
All our coatings have been tested by independent agencies and are food safe.
13Are the Liquid Glass coatings heat tolerant?
Liquid glass is stable between temperatures in the range -25°C to +300°C.
14Can I apply Liquid Glass to any surface?
Liquid glass bonds to most surfaces via quantum forces. The coatings can’t be applied to oily woods, hybrid stone mixtures or non-stick surfaces. There are no glues, resins or other chemicals within this product.
15Are Liquid Glass products environmentally friendly?
Our technology is recognised as being of great significance in the battle to protect our planet. SiO2 technology has won several awards from leading environmental agencies. It should be remembered that in most instances treated surfaces can be cleaned with water alone which means that a vast amount of POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) such as detergents will no longer damage the eco system.