This is my first post here... Please help me to understand the difference between proofing and repellent.
I understand that "water proofing" is something which is water-resistant, but for water repellent I found two contrary explanations:
1. ... that absorbs water
2. ... resistant to water but not totally waterproof
Also, water-repellent is often used with products that would normally not prevent water passing through them- like materials for clothes that have been treated.