What are the criteria for furniture protection working?
The first question you should ask is: Does the stain protection formula work on both water-based and oil-based spills?
Most fabric protectors are either water-based or silicone-based. These furniture protection products work well on water-based but not oil-based spills. Silicone-based upholstery protection products are what’s called, chemically speaking, “Oil Liking.” It signifies that they attract oil and grease instead of repelling them and do not release them during cleaning attempts. Ultra-Guard fabric protection service has a clear polymer base that works well on water and oil spills and spots, thus more easily removed when upholstery or rug cleaning is done.
Some stain guards bead up better after upholstery protection is applied, and Ultra-Guard has the most dependable “bead” once the fabric guard is cured. Most other guards are topical stain treatments and lay on the fabric’s surface.
Ultra-Guard STAIN-FREE fabric protector penetrates and surrounds the fiber, bonding with the fabric. It ensures that the fiber remains protected even if a spill occurs due to a loose weave or cable yarn in rugs, and the staining agent is released during cleaning.
Some Carpet and Rug protectors are different from sofa and chair protection.
Ultra-Guard STAIN FREE protects carpet and upholstery the same.
Other stain guards merely provide applications without offering any service warranty or guarantee. In contrast, Ultra-Guard provides a 5-Year Service Warranty for spots and spills. All the Ultra-Guard client has to do when they have a spill or mark on their stain-protected sofa or chair is called, and Ultra-Guard sends a certified upholstery cleaner to attempt removal, and the success rate for that is 97%.
Water-based carpet protectors only last up to 6 months before reapplication is needed. The silicone-based fabric stain protection products normally last about a year, and Ultra-Guard guarantees their Fabric stain protection for the life of the fabric not to come off. And if it is ever removed, Ultra-Guard will reapply their furniture protection spray at no charge to the customer.
Water-based stain protection treatments are not an even application, which is also true with Silicone-based upholstery stain protection. Ultra-Guard STAIN FREE actually “wicks” to ensure an even coat of the furniture guard is applied, giving the whole surface an equal amount of fabric stain protection.
Water-based is benign when it comes to toxicity but can cause allergic reactions. Some stain protectors in the past have had cancer-causing chemicals attached and were also a danger to the environment.
Ultra-Guard Fabric Protection is Eco-Friendly, Hypoallergenic, not toxic, and safe for kids and pets.
Most rug protection and upholstery protection products do not have any sun protection. Ultra-Guard STAIN FREE contains an ultraviolet inhibitor to reduce sun fade on carpets, rugs, and upholstery. While it performs well in bright rooms, it is not designed for direct sunlight. We always recommend a covering on windows or tinting.
Only Ultra-Guard’s furniture and upholstery protection solution lowers the likelihood of mold or mildew growing on carpet or fabric.