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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   294 Reviews
As always Tom and his son are such lovely people. It is a pleasure to have them in our home, they do such a wonderful job on the carpets. They worked on hallway too and people commented on it this pm. Now it is looking great for our daughters wedding on Friday. Many thanks
Carpets

SWORDS
18th July 2019
5/5
Tom was fantastic and the job was amazing. Brilliant customer service all the way through. Thank you so much. Kind regards, Megan
Upholstery

DUBLIN 4
17th July 2019
5/5
I chose you again because of the great service, the result in the clean was amazing. Tom and Tim where extremely friendly. That's something I really like about the service: the friendliness of the guys. Overall experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend your company
Carpets

DUBLIN 8
17th July 2019
5/5
Delighted with job thanks very much.
Carpets

DUBLIN 12, Manor Estate
16th July 2019
5/5
We chose you again as we had used you before and our clients found the results satisfying. Being able to deliver a consistent service to our clients is very important. One of the main draws of the service is, beyond the quality of the work, its flexibility. Very good at agreeing awkward slots and always punctual. Feedback also provided promptly after service. Not much we can think of to improve service, haven't had any issues so far.
Carpets

Dublin
16th July 2019
5/5
I'm very happy with the result. Very professionally carried and and with great efficiency.
Carpets

DUBLIN 16
15th July 2019
5/5
I am absolutely delighted with the services of Tony yesterday. Very professional and a great job done! Many thanks, Maire
Carpets

DUBLIN 4, BALLSBRIDGE
5th July 2019
5/5
I chose you because you were recommended by Arnotts. Tom and his son are true professionals. Our sofa (which is 4 years old) and carpet (even older) are like new. I also appreciated email confirmations. From start to finish the experience with Aqua-Dry has been very positive. I would definitely recommend your services and use them again. Thank you very much from an extremely satisfied customer.
Upholstery

GREYSTONES
5th July 2019
5/5
As always we had a very good experience with you guys. You may be a bit more expensive than others who advertise but you are worth it! Tony, as always, provided excellent service. I thought the carpet would have to be replaced (Chinese takeways, bicycle oil etc., etc.) but it, like the rest of the house, and the furniture, look good as new. Many thanks
Upholstery

DONABATE
3rd July 2019
5/5
Tom & Tim were very helpful & obliging both when collecting & returning our rug. Tom managed our expectations extremely well in relation to any old stains that might not be removed during cleaning. I will have no hesitation in recommending your company's services in the future.
Rugs

SKERRIES
3rd July 2019
5/5
Brilliant job, lovely people thank you so much
Carpets

DUBLIN 9, Beaumont
29th June 2019
5/5
Everything was perfect
Carpets

SWORDS
27th June 2019
5/5
I’m delighted with the service from start to finish. The communication I received from yourself was always timely and you were very helpful throughout. When I received the quote, I appreciated that I was allowed contact you in my own time. The chairs look fantastic and the fresh smell from them was gorgeous when I walked into the house that evening. An excellent service all round. Thanks again, Linda G.
Upholstery

DUBLIN 9
25th June 2019
5/5
I was very happy with everything. My sofa looks as good as new and the job was done super quick.
Upholstery

LUSK
25th June 2019
4.5/5
Thanks Hannah. Everything went very well. Tony is obviously very experienced and gave us great advice as well as a super clean sitting room. No one will be allowed in it now! Jane
Upholstery

DUBLIN 14, Rathfarnham
21st June 2019
4.5/5
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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 info@aqua-dry.com

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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