Want to keep your furniture and fabric looking brand new? A good way to do that is to add a water-repellent layer on top of the fabric. And what better water repellent can you get than the ones from Scotchgard?
If you are wondering how to use Scotchgard fabric protectors properly to get the most out of the product, we’ve got you covered. Here is all that you need to know about the product for a smooth application process.
How to Use Scotchgard Fabric Protector?
Scotchgard fabric protector has a lot of benefits if used properly. Here are the steps that you need to follow to get a smooth and perfect coating of the spray –
The first thing that you will have to do is prep. Prepare the fabric that you are about to spray on.
The spray will create a water repellent layer, so it is vital that you remove all the dirt and grime from the fabric beforehand. Otherwise, the dirt will get trapped between the fabric and the repellent layer.
Then, you will also have to prepare the surroundings. A piece of furniture is not only made out of fabric. There are other parts made of wood or even metal. You will have to protect the surroundings from overspray by adding a protective layer. This can be a piece of cloth or a cover.
Before spraying the fabric protector on the actual furniture, you need to do a small patch test on a small part.
A lot of times, furniture companies offer you a piece of your furniture fabric to take home. If you have such a spare piece, you can test spray on that fabric; if not, try and spray the protector on the back of the furniture, a part which is not usually displayed.
Shake the bottle and spray a thin layer on the fabric. If the spray gets onto the wood or metal parts, clean it up immediately.
After spraying, you will wipe the area with a white cloth. If the color comes off, you shouldn’t use the spray on the furniture.
If you are confident that the spray will work fine with your fabric, you can get to the fun part; spraying!
Hold the can at a distance of 6 inches from the fabric and spray in light even layers.
Try not to add a heavy coat as it will take a long time to dry. Add two or three thin coats as per your requirement.
Let the coats completely dry before you touch or use the fabric. Wait for about 6 to 12 hours and let the fabric dry fully.
If, after drying, you see that the fabric needs another layer, add another coat of the spray. You should also reapply the protector after you clean the fabric to rekindle its strength.
Now that you know how to Use Scotchgard Fabric Protector, you can enjoy its benefits fully. As you can see, the spray is not that hard to apply. Just remember to add thin coats and to protect your surroundings, and you will be good to go!