What is ceramic coating?

Ceramic coating, often referred to as nano-ceramic coating or simply “ceramic,” is a liquid polymer applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle. It chemically bonds with the factory paint, creating a protective layer on top. The primary purpose of ceramic coating is to offer long-term protection for your vehicle’s paint and other exterior surfaces. 

Exterior ceramic coating application

What does ceramic coating do and what are its benefits?

Paint Protection

Ceramic coatings provide a durable, protective layer that shields the vehicle’s paint from various environmental contaminants, such as bird droppings, tree sap, road salts, bug splatter, and UV rays. This helps prevent oxidation, fading, and damage to the paint over time. 

Water Repellent

The coated surface has hydrophobic properties and makes it easier for water to bead and slide off the paint. This characteristic helps in preventing water spots. 

Chemical Resistance

Ceramic coatings offer resistance against harsh chemicals, including acidic substances found in bird droppings and tree sap. This resistance makes it less likely for these contaminants to etch into the paint. 

Enhanced Gloss and Shine

Ceramic coatings often enhance the reflective properties of the paint, providing a deeper and more vibrant gloss. This can contribute to a “wet look” effect on the vehicle’s surface.

Easier Cleaning

Treated surfaces are easier to clean because contaminants are less likely to adhere strongly to the coated surface. Regular maintenance becomes simpler, and washing the car becomes more efficient. 


While the longevity of ceramic coatings can vary based on factors such as the quality of the product and application, they generally last longer than traditional waxes and sealants. Some ceramic coatings claim to provide protection for several years. 

Can you get ceramic coating on the interior of a car?

Yes you can! The inside of your vehicle is just as important to maintain as the outside. Below we outline the benefits of adding this protection.

Interior ceramic coating application

What are the benefits of interior ceramic coating?

Protection against Stains and Spills

Interior ceramic coatings help provide resistance to liquids and stains. You may find this particularly beneficial if spills and dirt build up are common inside your vehicle. 

Preservation of Interior Materials

Ceramic coatings can help preserve the appearance and integrity of interior materials such as leather, fabric, and plastic. They create a protective barrier against wear and tear as dust, dirt, and liquids are less likely to adhere to treated surfaces. They are also often resistant to various chemicals, including cleaning agents. This helps make cleaning easier without damaging the inside of your car with strong chemicals. 

Anti-Bacterial Properties

Certain ceramic coatings have anti-bacterial properties, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and microbes on treated surfaces. This can be especially useful for maintaining a cleaner and healthier interior environment.

Enhanced Aesthetics

The application of ceramic coatings can enhance the overall appearance of interior surfaces by adding a glossy and smooth finish. This can contribute to a more luxurious and well-maintained look. 

Reduction of Odours

Some ceramic coatings contain properties that help reduce or eliminate odours within the vehicle. This can be particularly useful in combating lingering smells caused by spills, food, or other sources. 

Should I get ceramic coating on my car?

A well-maintained vehicle, protected by ceramic coatings, can contribute its overall resale value. Potential buyers may be more attracted to a car that is clean and protected. It’s important to note that the application of ceramic coating requires careful preparation of the vehicle’s paint surface. This often involves thorough cleaning, decontamination, and sometimes paint correction (removing imperfections like swirl marks) before applying the coating. 


While ceramic coatings provide significant benefits, they do not make a vehicle completely immune to damage, and regular care and maintenance are still essential. Professional application is recommended for optimal results. 


Where can I find a professional to apply ceramic coating?

Many of the detailers we work with offer ceramic coating application services. To find a mobile detailer near you download the Clean Me App today.

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