Should you scotchgard after carpet cleaning?

Should you scotchgard after carpet cleaning?

 Protective water repellent impregnation of carpets is an easy way to protect your carpets from liquid and dirt. Spilled wine, juice or coffee can not spoil your carpet with sloppy stains. After washing the carpet and water repellent treatment with professional impregnation, any liquid that gets onto the carpet can not immediately absorb into it and you can easily remove it with a dry cloth. Protective impregnation for carpet products does not change the visible and tangible properties of the nap - it remains as soft and pleasant to the touch as without treatment. Only the properties of individual fibers change, they become very slightly moist.

A protective layer of one molecule thick allows the material to repel any liquid, dirt, dust, fatty substances, as a result of which the liquid lies on the surface of the pile, practically not percolating in. We recommend making protective impregnation after washing the carpets, if you have small children in the house or if the carpet lies in the kitchen or in the dining room.

Protective water repellent impregnation is indispensable for silk and viscose carpets, as well as for hand-made carpets made of wool and silk with unstable dyes. Any aggressive liquid can leave a spot on such a carpet, which even the experienced dry cleaning of carpets can not clean. For example, "Coca-Cola" and other carbonated drinks contain substances that destroy the dyes on silk and wool carpets.

Just like carpets, you can protect soft furniture, clothes and shoes, curtains and other interior items. Remember that it is best to immediately protect the new, newly purchased carpets or furniture. If they are used long ago, before processing it is necessary to conduct a deep dry cleaning of the product. For the protective treatment of carpets, you should use the universal professional product Scotch Gard spray of the world famous 3M manufacturer.

Do you know that the best time to apply scotchgard is just after it has been steam cleaned?

You should apply the product while the carpet is still wet and it will protect your carpet from stains. It provides effective protection against various types of stains: coffee, soft drinks, food spills, pet urine, etc. Red wine stains are difficult for removing but if you have used scotchgard in advance, it is very likely you will cope with this problem.

In fact, you can use this diluted liquid Teflon at any time, but it promises best results if you do this after steam cleaning procedure. You can apply scotchguard on a brand new carpet, as well. You can walk on the carpet almost immediately after application of the product. As soon as it dries up, you are ready to go! Keep in mind you should not step on the carpet with shoes you have worn outside.

If you are wondering is it worth applying scotchgard after carpet cleaning, this is the answer – it is totally up to you. However, if you do this, you will enjoy stepping on a clean carpet for longer period of time. That way thorough carpet cleaning can be postponed in time.

You can apply the scotchgard by yourself or you can leave it to professionals. The advantage of hiring professional carpet cleaners for this job is the experience they have in doing this and the proper equipment they are supplied with.

When you use scotchgard protection, it will last from 6 months to a year and a half. The amount of time varies, depending on the way you use your carpet – is it placed in a room with heavy traffic, are there pets and children in your home, do you step with shoes on the carpet. Everything matters.

The unique waterproof Scotch Gard impregnation for protection for all types of carpets, area rugs, upholstered furniture, textiles, footwear and outerwear come in a bottle of 400 ml.  This is enough to protect 3-5 jackets, 8-10 square meters. meters of carpets, up to 8 pairs of shoes or 2-3 sofas. It is ideal for clothes, accessories, carpets, upholstery fabrics and upholstered furniture.

Scotch Gard is a spray that creates an invisible barrier and protects the skin, suede, nubuck, fabric from water, grease stains, oil fluids. The general principle of the protective composition is the creation of an invisible protective envelope around the fibers of the tissue. Protected carpets and upholstered furniture, outerwear and footwear last longer for an attractive appearance, since they are resistant to liquid and dry impurities and, to some extent, to mechanical stress.

Before using the product, please check on an inconspicuous area of ​​the material (especially important for delicate materials) and allow to dry for 12 hours. This will allow you to check the color stamina and make sure that the material does not suffer. Use product in a well-ventilated area.

It is advisable to use rubber gloves to avoid contact between the aerosol and skin. If the solution gets on your skin, wash it with soap and water. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use on lacquered leather, imitation leather, plastic or rubber. This is flammable product. Keep away from direct sunlight. Do not puncture or incinerate the container, even after use. Keep children and pets away from processed items until they are completely dry.

Basic Principles When Using Scotchgard

  • Use only on a clean, dry or new surface.
  • Do not use on leather substitutes and rubber. Avoid contact with non-woven.
  • Before use, test on an inconspicuous area and allow drying.
  • Shake the can and then spray at a distance of 20 cm.
  • Spray in short intervals in small portions. Allow the spray to dry in a well-ventilated area.
  • In large areas of surfaces it is better to spray in the open air.
  • Spray the contents of the entire coverage area, evenly moving from side to side, then from top to bottom.
  • Avoid excessive spraying. Immediately wipe off excess spray, in cases of excessive application.
  • Allow the spray to dry for 12 hours.
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