Spray-on liquid glass could save money on cleaning supplies

And who couldn’t use that kind of help?

Silica is the main component of spray-on liquid glass. Unlike these beads, however, the spray goes on completely clear.

We can all appreciate the difficulty of keeping up with household cleaning. Not only can it be back-breaking work, it can also be expensive, with one cleaner for this surface, yet another for the next. Not everyone can afford to keep up such a spotless regimen, and some resort to payday loans when their budgets threaten to break.

But what if you could spray household surfaces, products or even clothing with a substance that would enable you to clean them with just a quick wipe? That’s what the inventors of spray-on liquid glass1 are claiming will be possible soon.

Transparent and allegedly non-toxic!

Spray-on liquid glass can “protect virtually any surface against almost any damage from hazards such as water, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections,” according to reports on Physorg.com. It bends, it’s breathable and it’s beautiful. Did I mention that it’s essentially bacteria-proof, as they cannot grow and divide easily on the substance? Oh, and if you pour an entire bottle of wine on a silk shirt that’s been sprayed, it will supposedly come right off. One spray is intended to last a year, according to reports.

Also known as “SiO2 ultra-thin layering,” the Turkish-invented spray-on liquid glass is made up almost entirely of silicon dioxide2 taken from quartz sand. To make the spray, water or ethanol is added. Scientists say that the spray bonds to surfaces due to quantum forces3. It’s considered environmentally safe, but it isn’t entirely clear whether breathing in the particles will be harmful. Wild guess on my part would be yes, but those involved insist otherwise.

And you can wipe it with a damp cloth!

According to current patent holder Nanopool, all products will soon be coated with spray-on liquid glass. It’ll be Scotchguard for future generations. And it will provide a great sterile surface for cooking. Wipe it down with hot water and you’re set. Bleach or similar cleaners aren’t necessary. In addition to home uses, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and even cemeteries are considering the implications of spray-on liquid glass.

At around $8 a bottle, save money on dangerous chemical cleansers!

You thought it would be more expensive, didn’t you? I know I did, but that’s the price point identified by Nanopool. Spray-on liquid glass should be popping up more often in the U.S. soon, perhaps keeping more people from having to depend on payday loans to keep their homes clean.

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