3M Scotchgard Fabric Protector.. Great Protection from Pets and Children..
Mar 12, 2004 (Updated Mar 12, 2004)
Review by Mimi369
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:fresh pleasant fragrance, very easy to apply, long lasting protection
Cons:13 ounces doesn't go a long way
The Bottom Line: I like using 3M Scotchgard Fabric Protector, especially in my car. The light gray seats don't take a beating from spills and wet paws. This is a great product.
It's been winter in the northeast for a long time, it seems. Last week, on a quirky warm day, I washed and waxed my car. I used 3M Scotchgard Fabric Protector on the interior velour seat covers because they were in desperate need of cleaning and protection. The carpeted areas and floor mats, as well as the front and rear seats were a mess due to wet and dirty boots on the light gray fabric.
Recommend this product?
After giving my car the well needed shampooing, I sprayed on some 3M Scotchgard Fabric Protector as the finishing touch.
Scotchgard Fabric Protector is definitely a worthwhile addition to my usual car detailing regimen and I am glad that we had some in the house.
Usually the fresh smelling spray is used in my household on the couches and on the area rug just inside my front door. For me, there is nothing worse than wet shoes and boots tracking the carpets, so I spray those, as well. The ingredients in 3M Scotchgard Fabric Protector are wonderful in that together they actually do hold up to the manufacturer claims.
~protects against spills and stains
~protects new or freshly cleaned cloth
~keeps problem areas cleaner longer
~won't change the look or feel of upholstery
~helps prevent spills from soaking through the fabric
Believe it or not, some fabric protection products don't work as well as they should. In fact, I have used other brands that claim to protect fabrics from wetness soaking through. However, the products always seemed to fail me. Especially, when small children and pets are concerned.
The backseat of my car has many problem areas due in part to my granddaughter eating and drinking in her booster seat and inevitably spilling her Mickey D's soft drink! My huge puppy, Clyde, has from time to time hopped into the backseat uninvited, wet, muddy paws and all.
Alas, since using 3M Scotchgard Protector, I have made some interesting observations. First off, now when Candace spills her drink the liquid seems to wipe up quickly and much, much easier. The spill is usually wiped up before any of the juice has a chance to soak into my seat cushions! A small spill usually just beads up on the surface of the velour and even she can simply wipe the beads up. It is amazing.
When Clyde jumps into the car with snow and slush on his paws, after yelling at him and pushing him out of the car, I wipe any sludge off of the seats without any effort.
~Warnings and CAUTIONS~
It is worth noting that this is a highly flammable product. Not only is the can combustible, meaning it will explode because the contents are under pressure, the vapors can cause flash fires if used around fire.
DO NOT SMOKE while using 3M Scotchgard Fabric Protector. As with all chemical containing products, this one should be kept out of the reach of small children and farm animals, especially dogs and cats. If this spray is used on couches and sofas, be sure to wait at least two hours before sitting on the furniture.
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3M Construction & Home Improvement
St. Paul Minnesota 55133-3053
Using 3M Scotchgard Protector is fairly simple. It's important to shake the can well before spraying out the contents. If you are like me, and stop to do other things between doing the thing that you started doing, be sure to shake the can again before continuing the fabric protection process.
It is suggested to spray some in a small inconspicuous area until wet, to check for colorfastness. In other words, makes sure that no color rubs off on the white cloth you'll use to wipe off the spray. I had absolutely no problems with colorfastness at this point.
Most importantly, use wide sweeping motions as the spray is applied. It is not necessary to soak the fabric, but if any excess does get on vinyl, leather, plastic or fiberglass wipe it up right away.
==Final Thoughts and Recommendations==
I am very pleased with this product and I do recommend giving it a try, especially if you have pets and children. For this consumer, the price is very inexpensive and the long lasting protection between applications makes this an affordable way to keep my fabrics protected.
I have also used 3M Scotchgard Protector on freshly laundered blankets and comforters since the dog and the kid love to romp on the bed. Spills are inevitable but cleaning up those spills has never been easier.
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