Scotch Guard

Scotch Guard Comparison

Scotch Guard is the product most familiar because for decades hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent making the product a household name. Scotchgard is to Water repellents as Kleenex is to “Tissue”.

Scotchguard was recently discovered to contain PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), an ozone depleting chemical, which is known to damage the liver and produce birth defects in lab animals. It was discovered that PFOS were in blood samples from all over the world, in children, in Alaskan polar bears, and in bald eagles from the Great Lakes. Scotchgard has since changed its formula which you may now compare to the below mentioned Silicone /water based products that may discolor fabrics and actually attract soil to the fabric surface.

Stain Free contains no PFOS and unlike the Scotch Guard products, protect against oil based stains as well as water based.

Compare the Products

The other products on the market fall into two basic categories:

Water Based Chemicals:

  • These are very temporary.
  • They abrade (wear) off as the fabric or yarn is used.
  • They are easily removed in cleaning.
  • They require periodic replacement.
  • Some fibers can yellow with over treatment.

Scotch Guard

Silicone Based Chemicals:

  • Silicone treated fabrics soil more readily than untreated fabrics (silicone actually attracts soil)
  • When soiled silicone treated fabrics are more difficult to clean.
  • Silicone treated fabrics do not resist oil based staining agents and actually cause oil based stains to bond almost indelibly to treated fabrics.
  • Silicone may also cause yellowing and change in feel of fabrics

Comparison to Scotch Guard

Ultra-Guard's Stain Free:

  • Stain Free is a clear polymer that will not change the color or feel of fabrics or yarns.
  • Stain Free is permanent and resists even professional cleaning.
  • Stain Free resists both water and oil based staining agents.
  • Stain Free makes cleaning easier and cleaning results are much better than untreated fabrics.
  • Stain Free contains a unique ultra-violet inhibitor that reduces sun fade on fabrics.
  • Stain Free contains an anti-microbial that protects against Mold, Mildew and bacteria.
  • Stain Free is Eco-Friendly. It does not contain harmful fluorocarbon.
  • Stain Free offers a 5 year Service Warranty with money-back guarantee.

Scotch Guard comparison

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