| Ideas | Putting Up a Resistance

One of the things that often features on our Japan shopping list is "waterproofing" spray from the 100円 shop (that's about 60pence at  today's rate). 

Mega useful stuff this! Great for London living as it can be used to boost the water resistance of an old brolly, trainers and even on outer garments like this unisex  oversized parka that I bought recently from Pop Boutique.

Though the spray will not achieve a perfectly waterproof barrier, it does a brilliant job at making things water and weather resistant.  Of course it has to be used in a well ventilated area and will not work on garments that are labelled "dry clean only".

You can buy similar sprays in the UK. However, I have yet to find one that works this well at such a tiny cost.

LINKS | Pop Boutique |


  1. I've yet to waterproof anything of mine! And oh my...that is a BIG map! Does it span the whole wall?

  2. Ah yes, the waterproofing spray! We had to sell this at my first job and to demonstrate it we sprayed toilet roll and then ran water down it. It's not cheap but this one sure is, could do with some for sure.

    Buckets & Spades

  3. Never seen this stuff before, but it looks awesome, I need to get some. So inventive & useful!! x

  4. I shall have to remember this when I travel to Japan. We have to waterproof everything in Vancouver and the sprays are so very expensive, even if they do work relatively well the cost is hard to justify!

  5. Thank you for this review! I didn't know about this product and will definitely look for it next time I'm in Japan. BTW, you do know that the sales (consumption tax) was raised today in Japan. It went from 5 to 8%! That's quite a jump!


  6. Perfect London-proofing for your gear: often the Japanese who perfect a formula a bit better...I wish it could be multifunctional so the eyelashes could do a spray as well

  7. Do you end up consistently operating to the fridge or down the area for a cup of coffee? What other prevention techniques are you using to keep from getting down to business? Stockpile a no-excuses-supply of drinks, Put up resistance Kleenex, treats, pencils, document, etc., nearby in your workplace so that you're not moving up and down when you should be hunkering down.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a note, they are the stuff that keeps us going.