SwiSS-9 is a transparent, anti-reflective coating that once deposited atop a hydrophilic surface renders its wetting response hydrophobic. The coating can be applied atop metal, ceramic, glass, paper, etc., surfaces. The longevity of this coating is being evaluated in real-time and real-life conditions. This is a long-term solution and evaluations are still ongoing with no loss of functionality after six months. The coating can sustain mild-wear conditions, specific application tribological response should be evaluated in an experimental model for a direct prediction. The coating can be easily applied through dipping or spraying.