Ray & Rain Repellant® is a unique solvent-based
micro-polymer chemical that imparts a durable, invisible protective coating to awnings and other
outdoor fabrics and textiles.
A single application of Ray & Rain
Repellant® will last for an entire season and create or restore superior
waterproofing, stain and soil resistance. It is also the only product specifically formulated to prevent
water damage caused by the sun on all types of outdoor fabrics including canvas and nylon.
Protect your investment and
extend the life of your outdoor fabrics.
Ray & Rain Repellant® is safe and
non-toxic. It is easy to apply - there's no mixing - simply spray it on. It dries to the touch in about 4
Ray & Rain Repellant is made for exterior fabric like flags and umbrellas.
A lot of our customers including cities and states use it to protect their flags.
A single application will increase the color retention on the material between 10-40% depending
upon the fabric.
Ray & Rain Repellant® Waterproofing and UV Protectant - FAQ's
Does this stuff really work?
YES! This product has been
designed and tested to provide stain protection, and to waterproof and sunscreen fabric. It does exactly
what the manufacturer says it does. They had chemical engineers working on this product for over 6 years.
Ray & Rain Repellant® is so unique that it has a United States Patent.
Will it waterproof my cushions?
Yes. However, be aware that it cannot seal the stitch holes of the seams, so water may still be able to
penetrate the seam areas. [top]
How long will it last?
For maximum protection,
Ray & Rain Repellant® should be re-applied once a year. We feel confident that if
you apply it properly, it will not only waterproof, but also significantly extend the life of your outdoor
fabrics while maintaining their original color. [top]
What do you mean by "significantly"?
There are many
types of fabrics for outdoor use. There is no way anyone could test them all. So, what the manufacturer did
was test as many as possible with Ray & Rain Repellant®. The treated became waterproof
OK, so what does "apply it properly" mean.
that you spread the fabric out as flat as possible, put Ray & Rain Repellant® in
an ALL PLASTIC SPRAYER (preferably a pump-up garden type), adjust the nozzle to a really fine spray, and
spray the fabric as lightly, evenly and as quickly as possible. Then let it air dry for 4 to 24 hours and
do the same thing over again. Two light coats work better than one heavy coat. One medium coat will also
work but two light coats are better. See coverage rates on the product price tab. [top]
So how much is 1500 square feet?
One gallon of
Ray & Rain Repellant® is enough for:
- 4 car upholstery interiors including the trunk and floor mats.
- Or it will cover 2 sofas, 4 chairs, 2 ottomans and several pillows on a standard patio furniture
- Or it will cover all of or most of 1 house boat interior including the carpet. [top]
What else should I know?
- Always test Ray & Rain Repellant® on in inconspicuous place on the item
you are planning to treat before you spray the whole thing. You can do this by wetting the corner of a
white towel with the product and gently wiping it on the fabric. Remember, there are a lot of not so
great fabrics out there and you want to make sure the fabric is color fast before you treat it. If no
color comes off or if just a little color comes off on the towel, it should be fine to treat. If a
whole lot of color comes off, then you probably should not spray it or you should spray it really
- Be Smart. This is a chemical. Don't drink it! Don't play with it! Don't spray it near an open flame
or fire! Wear rubber gloves when you handle it. Only apply it in a well ventilated area! If you get it
on your hands or in your eyes, wash it off with a mild soap and warm water before it dries!
- Don't spray Solar Shield Protection® on anything other than fabric. If you get some "over spray" on
other things, WIPE IT OFF BEFORE IT DRIES. If you find a spot that you missed wiping off later after it
dries, here is what you do. Buy a small bottle of odorless mineral spirits, put some on a white towel
and gently wipe the area with it. This will remove the excess. If you let it dry on glass, do the same
thing and follow it up with some Windex or other type of glass cleaner. [top]
Any helpful hints?
- Only apply Ray & Rain Repellant® when the fabric is reasonably dry and
the temperature is above 60 degrees and is going to stay that way for 4 hours.
- Empty the un-used portion back into the original container. Don't leave it in the sprayer. Wash the
sprayer out with warm, soapy water when you are finished. Make sure that the sprayer is totally dry
before you put the product back in it to spray something else.
- While it only takes about 4 hours to dry to the touch, it may take up to 48 hours for the product
to fully cure and bond to the fabric. This means that the maximum stain protection, weatherproof
characteristics and sunscreen fabric protection may take 2 days to develop. [top]
What can go wrong?
- You "over spray" it and don't wipe it off before it dries. Now you have to wipe the areas with
mineral sprits. No permanent damage will result.
- You "over spray" it on your grass. Ray & Rain Repellant® is designed to
seal porous materials but it won't seal in the green! Chances are, depending on how heavy you sprayed
it, your grass will die. Sorry, but there will be no permanent damage to the ground. You will need to
- You "over spray" it on your shrubs or trees. Just hose them off. They may loose a few leave but
they should be OK.
- You accidentally spray your dog, cat or kid. Give them a bath before it dries. They should be
- Someone drinks it. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION! [top]
I have a question that is not on this list, what should I
Go to the "contact us" part of this web site and e-mail or call us. We will get the
answer for you. [top]
Ray & Rain Repellant® Price & Product Info
Ray & Rain Repellant® is sold in quarts,
gallons, and 5 gallon containers. The prices shown below do not include sales tax (Florida residents only)
or shipping & handling unless stated.
Ray & Rain Repellant®
1 US Quart
One quart will cover
approximately 375 square feet
Case of 12 - Item #RRR200
Ray & Rain Repellant®
1 US Gallon
One gallon will cover
approximately 1500 square feet
Case of 4 - Item #RRR210
Ray & Rain Repellant®
5 US Gallons
Five gallons will cover
approximately 7500 square feet
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