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Stain Protector

In order to maintain the look of your new or freshly cleaned Carpets, Rugs & Upholstery we recommend having a Stain Protector applied. For over 30 years we have been licensed applicators of Stain Protector.

How does our Stain Protector Work?

Most Carpets and Upholstery fabrics don’t wear out or become unusable because of an accidental spill, instead they gradually take on a dingy appearance from constant exposure to household dust, stray food particles, pets and everyday use. The right carpet or fabric protector can reduce damage from liquid spills and dirt!

The original ScotchgardTM Protector developed over 50 years ago by 3M was a fluorochemical and while the industrial 3M product is no longer available commercially in Ireland, fluorochemical protectors are far superior to other types of protector such as silicones and have been used to maintain appearance and add life to carpets and furniture fabrics for more than thirty years. 

They still remain the most effective and versatile of any of the protective finishes available today. 

How Effective Is A Stain Protector?

Unfortunately, no single protector can protect against every kind of stain or spill. A few substances will defy even the most effective protector, i.e. bleach, some food colouring dyes etc. A fluorochemical stain protector protects against most water and oil based spills and soiling. These types of treatments are either applied during manufacture at the mill, at selected retailers or in the customer’s home by a specialist technician. It works by locking into each carpet and upholstery fibre to create an invisible durable shield, which doesn’t affect the look or feel of the carpet or fabric.

This means that even cleaning and vacuuming your carpets and furniture is easier and more effective.

What are the benefits of Stain Protector?

  • It helps protect your carpets, rugs & upholstery from food & drink stains
  • It helps to repel water & oil-based spillages such as wine, coffee, tar & oil
  • It protects against dust, dirt and grime
  • The coating minimises the impact of liquid spills and ground-in dirt so that your fabrics don’t look old and shabby, but stay looking fresher longer
  • It won’t change the feel or colour of your fabrics
  • It makes the clean-up faster and easier
  • It helps keep carpets and upholstery cleaner for longer
Watch our short video to find out more about Stain Protector.
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Stain Protector Reviews

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Average Rating: 4.8/5   316 Reviews
I'm delighted with the cleaning job Tom did on my carpet yesterday,it looks wonderful this morning,thank you.

Dublin 1
23rd August 2019
Very happy with the service thank you. Sofa is nearly dry now and smells lovely and fresh. Will use your company again.

22nd August 2019
We chose you because of the proximity to our home in North County Dublin and website looks good with testimonials. We liked that there was great communication from the office - friendly staff. In my case, there was a quality issue after the cleaning of some rugs, however, this was all rectified without any quibble or charge and I am completely satisfied now. I would recommend Aqua-dry for premium service.

22nd August 2019
Tony did a fantastic job on my 12 year old cream couch that had looked very worn and grubby. He got rid of some really stubborn stains, which I didn't think was possible. I was delighted with the result. I have recommended Aqua Dry to some of my friends.

DUBLIN 16, Rathfarnham
21st August 2019
I couldn't have been more pleased by the service. Tony was absolutely fantastic and you may rest assured that I will use your service again and what is more, I will recommend to my friends that they should also use it also.

16th August 2019
I’m delighted with the service. My carpet looks like new! I found you by googling carpet cleaners online and the reviews for your service were all positive. I will use you again and recommend your service to friends and family.

16th August 2019
We are delighted with the service yesterday, the technician worked very well and the carpets are incredible. We will choose your service again in the future and recomend to others.

DUBLIN 4, Ballsbridge
15th August 2019
Just to say thank you. Tony did a wonderful job and was a gent to deal with.

15th August 2019
I'm absolutely delighted with the carpet. Tony was very nice, did a great job, and no hassle at all. I will be booking to have the suite done in the next few weeks. Many thanks

Dublin 2
14th August 2019
Tony cleaned 17 of our office chairs which were 6 years old and had never been cleaned before, they were heavily stained . Tony had them like new in less than an hour, I will certainly get him the next time. The office staff were also very helpful and efficient.

DUBLIN 6, Ranelagh
13th August 2019
Everything was perfect with the furniture, thanks and Tom is a gentleman. Much appreciated

DROGHEDA, Termonfeckin
13th August 2019
Tony was fantastic. Really friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you

DUBLIN 6, Rathmines
9th August 2019
Very pleased. Tony did a great job as ever. Regards Richard

DUBLIN, Skerries
6th August 2019
Tony did an excellent job. He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.Many thanks. Jane

DUBLIN 6, Rathgar
2nd August 2019
I was aware that there are many out there doing this sort of thing so I did online research. I really liked your site and the testimonials were excellent. It sounded like you were a fair, trusted family company and that was what appealed. Also the language on your site was good - not all polished BS like lots of sites, just from the heart, we do a good job, we are fair and it's a family affair. That was the impression I got and that is exactly what I got. I found both Charlotte and Hannah very approachable, friendly and genuinely interested in trying to give me best package and price. I liked that Hannah said, lets see what Tony says when he gets there, and again that is exactly what I liked because I felt that my house was quite small and the carpets in pretty good condition (only 3 yrs old) so I thought that we could do it cheaper as I didn't need the complete restoration that some might need, just a freshening up and a few stain spots removed. Tony assessed perfectly, gave me exactly what I wanted and at a price I was happy to pay and a fair price. In terms of points to improve upon, I couldn't say a negative word, very positive experience. It was also very handy that Tony had a card machine, it saved me having to go and get cash.

DUBLIN 3, Clontarf
1st August 2019
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How long does Scotchgard Protector last?

The length of time a stain protector remains effective will depend largely on the amount of traffic an area gets – the hall of a public building or the reception area in an office may get substantially more use than a spare bedroom in your home, for example. On average, carpets and upholstery are cleaned every 1-2 years. The effectiveness of the stain protector will diminish every time furnishings are cleaned using Hot Water Extraction. We, therefore, recommend that a top-up of be reapplied after each professional clean. Usually it is unnecessary to reapply the protector to the entire area that has been cleaned. For example, the carpet underneath your couches or piano is unlikely to need it. Similarly, the back and sides of your suite usually do not need a top-up application.

We can advise you on the recommended service when we visit your home and you can be confident our advice is the best there is in the Dublin market – we’ve been in business for over 35 years now and stain protector is a service we have offered almost since day one!

To find out more about Our Stain Protector Treatment, call us today on 01-8400 799 or email

How to deal with a spillage

  • First thing: do NOT panic!
  • Use WHITE towelling or absorbent tissue to blot any liquid spill
  • Be patient – continue until no more residue appears on your towelling or tissue (this may take some time)
  • Blot only (do NOT rub – it spreads the stain)
  • Do NOT use any detergents or bleaches
  • If you’re left with a stain, call us, we’ll be glad to help
It can be tempting to try and use under the sink products such as Vanish etc, but please, we beg of you, don’t use anything other than what has been recommended as you may inadvertently make the stain permanent.

When Is the Right Time to Scotchgard Your Carpet and Upholstery?

The perfect time to scotchgard protect your Carpets and Upholstery is when they are brand new or if you have just had them cleaned. New carpets and upholstery are usually a fairly sizeable investment and in order to keep them in the best condition for as long as possible, we highly recommend getting the stain protector applied as soon as possible after they have been delivered.

Although of most value on new carpets and upholstery, there is considerable value in having a protector applied to a freshly cleaned carpet or suite as it will help keep it look good for longer and extend its lifetime. 

After application, regular vacuuming and immediate attention to stains and spills will keep your furniture and upholstery looking cleaner longer.

Worth the investment?

Having a stain protector applied is definitely value for money in terms of maintaining the quality of different silks and fabrics. It helps to prevent long term damage from a number of factors such as spills, pet damage, daily wear and tear, while keeping your fabrics looking fresh and in top condition. It is a proven, robust type of seal which will prolong the life of your sofas and carpets – both in the home and in commercial/office settings.
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