You’ve probably seen commercials where red wine, mud and other stuff is dumped on fabric. It’s wiped up without a stain to show. The commercial promises that the miracle stain-repellant is to thank for keeping the couch safe.
Do these stain blockers really work?
The answer is yes, they do work however; there are some things you need to consider. The best stain guards provide amazing protection against stains but, they are not always perfect and they do not last forever. Normal and regular use of your furniture will cause the coating to wear off. It’s just the nature of the stain repellant.
The stain guards you can buy in department or hardware stores don’t last a long as professional-grade repellants. These spray-on applications just coat the outside of your furniture. If you use the furniture a lot, the protection may not last a month.
When you have your furniture professionally cleaned, you are definitely going to get a deeper clean than if you attempted it on your own. You must remember that any stain guard you had applied is now gone. So what can you to protect your furniture after a professional cleaning? Ask about a professionally applied stain guard treatment.
“For the best results when using Scotch Guard, have it professionally applied. There is a difference between their ability to apply it and your ability to apply it. While many people will disagree with that statement, those who I
spoke with that were satisfied with their Scotch Guard application had it applied professionally. Those who were dissatisfied had done it themselves,” say an article on Scotch Guard at Professor’s House.
Professional application penetrates into the fabric. Products sold over the counter at stores for the residential market just create a covering on the fabric.
If you want to know more about deep cleaning your furniture and putting a stain repellent on it afterward, just give us a call. We’ll be glad to come give you a free estimate.