Frequently Asked Questions

How do UNELKO’s Products Clean, Shield, and Protect?

An invisible super- hydrophobic (nano-scale) water, soil, and stain repellent barrier coating forms and bonds while cleaning glass, porcelain, ceramics, chrome, stainless steel, clear plastics, plastic laminates, granite and marble. It fills the microscopic pores of surfaces to prevent soil penetration and buildup for easier next time cleaning.

Why Shield Surfaces?

Because even hard surfaces are like sponges; they have microscopic pores that trap water, organic & inorganic soil and build up, form biofilms and become increasingly unsightly and difficult to remove. By shielding surfaces with Sani-Shield® 3 in1 Surface Care that protect them with an invisible water, soil, and stain repellent barrier coating, the adhesion & buildup of re-soiling is dramatically reduces for easier next-time cleaning.

How is the invisible barrier formed on the surface?

By the condensation, cross-linking and polymerization of the cationic organosilane quaternary monomers on the simultaneously cleaned and primed surface; very much like paints, acrylics, polyester and other clear coat coatings form and bond to a surface.

Are the barrier coatings durable?

Yes! When bonded to a surface, the barrier coating is unaffected by washing with soaps, solvents or detergents that would not otherwise etch or damage an uncoated version of the same surface. They are even resistant to removal with concentrated sulfuric acid, 50% sodium hydroxide solutions and sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach).

How long will the barrier coatings last?

They will last as long as the underlying surface remains intact or until the coating is physically abraded from the surface.

Are Unelko’s Products safe?

The use of Unelko’s products promote a safe and ecological method of cleaning! They are user and economically friendly products that make surfaces easier to clean. They eliminate the need for excess chemicals, release no fumes or gases, require no pre-cleaning, require no flooding of the surface, require no dwell time, and require no gloves or masks.

Does Invisible Shield® have an expiration date?

NO, in fact, none of UNELKO’s products have a shelf life. The formula in its packaging will perform the same many years from now as it does today!

How long will the Invisible Shield® Protective Glass & Surface Coating/Protection last?

On high contact, interior surfaces such as shower glass, Invisible Shield can last up to several years, and should be cleaned on a weekly basis commensurate with use and exposure to dirt, grime, soap scum or minerals.  Like all coatings or paints, durability is dependent upon the initial application, degree of exposure, ongoing maintenance and abrasion to the surface.

How should I properly care for my shower enclosure?

Invisible Shield protection is unaffected by cleaning with non-abrasive soaps, solvents or detergents. REPEL® Glass & Surface Cleaner is recommended for optimum performance to properly care for glass.