Carpet & Upholstery Stain Protector – Does It Really Work?
This question has been debated for as long as I can remember. Yes, stain protector does effectively help to prevent stains from setting. However, ONLY when applied correctly and also re-applied correctly.
A one time stain protector treatment on carpeting, rugs, or upholstery does not mean for it is protected forever.
If your floor is heavily stained and not well maintained, it is a little too late to backtrack and try to protect previously stained fabric. Stain protector at this point would be a complete waste of money.
We recommend getting stain protection applied to fabric surfaces to seal out potential stains starting from day one. Prior to beginning to use (and therefore begin to soil) fabric surfaces you wish to protect.
Additionally, we recommend re-applying stain carpet protector each time you have your home professionally cleaned. When your carpet, rug, and or upholstery is steam cleaned some of the stain protector is actually removed during the process. And as we’ve previously discussed, without protectors you run a better chance of spills becoming permanent. Therefore, be certain to always remember to ask your professional carpet cleaning company for stain protection reapplication immediately following carpet steam cleaning.
It is very important to note – Some stains can quickly and easily become permanent. Meaning no one can remove them. Yes, we said no one. Stain protector products, such as the stain protection we offer, Scotchgard 3M are most certainly an effective way to prolong the cleanliness of fabric surfaces when used as per the manufacturers recommended application schedule and method.
Unfortunately, some unsavory sales people exaggerate the effectiveness of stain protection and suggest to the prospective buyer that stain protection means the carpet will never get dirty – which of course is not true. What is true however is that stain protector does protect the fabric surface from oil and water based stains. Protectors create an invisible barrier that minimizes the impact of spills and soiling. This allows you extra time to remove the offending substance before permanent damage or staining occurs.
Scotchgard 3m triple protector formula- repels spills, blocks stains and resists soiling. Won’t change the look or feel of rugs. Most fresh spills clean up easily with just water. Strong stain protector pushes spills away from fibers and limits reappearing spots by neutralizing sticky residue spray cleaners leave behind. This product is ideal for use on rugs, stairways, hallway runners, stairway runners, bath mats, and high traffic areas. As well as on furnture such a sofas, loveseats, ottomans, fabric covered dining chairs, and more. Scotchgard™3M is the no. 1 recognized brand of stain protector for fabric surfaces of all sorts.