Fabric Protectants

Selleys Watershield

Selleys Watershield

Watershield is a silicone based aerosol water repellent, for natural and synthetic fabrics.


  • Repels water, ice and snow from a wide variety of fabrics.
  • It does not impair the comfort and breathability of the material.

Available Sizes

  • 200g Aerosol

Available at

  • Bunnings
  • Mitre 10
  • Home Timber & Hardware

Contact the store to confirm stock availability, as some stores may have a limited range.

Where can this product be used?

  • Watershield is ideal for repelling water, snow and ice from a wide variety of fabrics
  • What materials is this product suitable for?
  • Watershield is ideal for use on sportswear, including ski clothes (parkas, gloves, etc.), sports shoes (sandshoes, jogging shoes etc.), camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, etc.), cloth and canvas bags, umbrellas, outdoor furniture (e.g. canvas chairs), and also for paper maps and plans.
  • Watershield is not recommended for leather or suede articles.
  • Ensure material to be sprayed is colourfast by testing product in an inconspicuous area.
  • For protective treatments of furniture and clothing (such as woollen articles) use Selleys Fabric Shield.

Handy tips

  • Ensure that the item to be treated is clean and dry.
  • Hold the can upright, 100 – 150mm (4 – 6 inches) from the item and spray with an even sweeping motion until the surface is moist.
  • Approximately 3 hrs. drying time should be allowed before use.
  • Not recommended for fabric already treated with a water repellent such as DRW or made from waterproof fabrics such as Gore-tex® or oilskins (Driza-bone® etc)

Safety tips

  • The maximum water repellancy is attained 2 hours after applying.
  • It is advisable to test the product first in an inconspicuous area to ensure that the fabric is colourfast. Spray on, leave for a few seconds – then wipe with a clean white cloth. If colour is transferred to cloth or any other unwanted effect is noticed, discontinue treatment.
  • It is recommended that you do not spray Watershield onto areas of the article that do not require protection eg. when treating shoes, do not * spray onto soles.
  • It is best to spray light-coloured areas of the article first and then move to the darker areas.
  • When the article becomes soiled, launder or dry-clean as usual and re-apply Watershield.
  • Allow plenty of ventilation when applying Watershield to minimise slight breathing hazard.
  • Highly flammable (petroleum gas propellant).
  • Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material
  • Keep away from any sources of ignition – no smoking
  • For further detail on the safe use of this product, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet, which can be downloaded from this site.