Can I clean furniture that has been Scotchgarded?
Scotchgard-type treatments are known in the Stain Protection Industry as topical treatments and are easily removed by abrasion or use and most certainly by cleaning, thereby requiring repeat treatments, which becomes costly to the consumer.
Ultra-Guard STAIN-FREE fabric protection formula is not a topical treatment.
STAIN-FREE upholstery and rug protection is a Nano-Tech formula. Nanotech means a smaller molecule, which means to the layman that the stain protection chemical bonds with the fiber cannot be removed by abrasion (use) or professional cleaning.
How long does Scotchgard last?
It depends on the use and care of the furniture. A Scotchgard-type treatment will last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months.
The STAIN-FREE furniture protection offered by Ultra-Guard is guaranteed to last a lifetime. If it ever peels off, Ultra-Guard can re-treat the carpet or furniture at no additional cost to the client.
Does Scotchgard protect furniture from fading?
No, Scotchgard-type chemicals contain no ultraviolet inhibitors that protect against sunlight.
STAIN FREE’S formula, unlike Scotch Gard, contains an ultraviolet inhibitor that reduces sun fade on fabric and carpet.
Direct sun will eventually discolor or oxidize any material, including metal.
Will Scotch Guard cause discoloration of my white fabrics?
Silicon-based Scotch Guard stain protection hastens the soiling of carpet fibers and upholstery fabrics. Silicone is chemically a sticky substance and attracts soil to the surface of the fabrics or rugs. One cannot feel stickiness on the fabric, but it is there. And like a magnet will draw the dirt to the surface, necessitating repeated professional cleaning, which will remove the “protectant.”
Ultra-Guard STAIN-FREE formula, unlike Scotch guard-type products, contains no SILICONE. Silicone can fade or turn yellow or discolor household items like bedding, carpets, area rugs, upholstery, and drapery over time.
Will Scotchgard protect fabrics and rugs from mold and mildew?
No, Scotch guard-type chemicals do not contain any ingredients that protect against mold or mildew.
Ultra-Guard STAIN FREE contains an antibacterial agent that protects against mold and mildew.