There isn’t a big secret to prolonging the life of your clothing and fabric upholsteries. The trick is to couple an effective fabric protectant with proper cleaning and care; that’s it! All you need is the right knowledge and a little discipline. This strategy is guaranteed to help you achieve the highest level of fabric integrity and cleanliness!
One of the most common products for this is called Scotchgard®, which is actually a brand name rather than a name of a product; much like using the term “Q-Tip®” in place of cotton swab, “Band-Aid®” in place of bandage, or “Kleenex®” in place of tissue. In this blog, we will pinpoint all the popular products and brands that are commonly used to protect clothing, upholsteries, and other valuable fabrics in your home.
⚟ 3M Scotchgard®
As mentioned, Scotchgard® is a brand name of a popular and effective fabric protectant. It blocks stains from setting in too quickly, and even repels dirt and spills. Aside from its true effectiveness, it is inexpensive, odorless upon drying, and abundantly available at most retail stores. You can expect a 10 ounce can to cost anywhere from $3 to $6, retail. There are many different Scotchgard® products to choose from, each one designed to protect specific types of materials and surfaces. There are products for clothing fabric, leather, suede, carpet, and more. You can use these Scotchgard® products to protect curtains, placemats, cloth napkins, tapestries, chairs, chaises, couches, futons, rugs, carpeting, table linens, and of course, clothing! It is safe to use on wool, silk, cotton, polyester, and many other fabrics.
Forcefield® is another brand of fabric protectant that proves to be effectual in all the same categories as Scotch Gard®. It provides an odorless and invisible barrier against dirt, spills, stains, and more. It generally comes in a 20 ounces spray bottle that allows users to simply spray on fabric and leave it to dry. It dries quickly and can be used on most fabrics, including clothing, carpets, rugs, curtains, linens, and more. You can expect a 20 ounce bottle to cost anywhere from $5 to $10 or more, depending on the retailer.
⚟ Croftgate USA®
One of the most highly reviewed and popular fabric protectants, Croftgate USA® is a wonderful choice for carpet and upholstery care. Not only is it a high-performance fabric protector that provides a barrier against oil-based and water-based spills, it is an Eco-friendlier option to fabric protection. It retains a UV-absorber that reduces color-fading, it is easy to apply, and dries almost odor-free. It comes in a 32 ounce spray bottle that will set buyers back anywhere from $15 to $20 or more, depending on the retailer.
⚟ Sunbrella 303 High Tech Fabric Guard®
Even outdoor fabrics and upholsteries need protection! And this product provides it! It is a safe, non-toxic, colorless, odorless fabric protectant for outdoor furniture and upholsteries. It can be applied to gazebo canopies, patio furniture cushions, outdoor rugs and carpeting, patio umbrellas, swing covers, and more. It slows down mildew growth, enhances UV protection, and reduces the effects of weather-related wear and tear. You can expect a 16 ounce spray bottle to cost around $20 or so, depending on the retailer.