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In order to maintain the look of your new or freshly cleaned Carpets, Rugs & Upholstery we recommend having a Stain Protector applied.

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How does our Stain Protector Work?

Most carpet, rug, 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, rugs, 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, rugs, and upholstery cleaner for longer
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Average Rating: 4.9/5   1035 Reviews
5/5  ·  26th April 2024 by of Donaghmede, Dublin 13
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We are very happy from the first contact to the day you treated our suite of furniture. We choose you as you were recommended by our sale person (Michael Murphy furniture).I don’t think you can improve you service as we were happy from the start…Your representative who carried out the treatment was 10 out of 10
5/5  ·  4th December 2023 by of Clonskeagh, Dublin 14
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Very friendly and efficient service. All surfaces were cleaned excellently. Also arrived on time and worked very efficiently. All was great.
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Stain Protector FAQ's

Can stain protector be applied to existing furniture or does it have to be new?

The perfect time to stain 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 sizable 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. 

There is still 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.

How does a stain protector work?

The stain protector works by coating the fibres of your fabric or carpet with an invisible shield. This barrier helps prevent oil and water-based substances from penetrating and can buy you valuable time in order to grab a towel or cloth to absorb up the spill. It also helps prevent general grime and grubbiness from penetrating the fibres, meaning that soil can be more effectively removed when you have a deep clean done.

Will it protect against all spills?

No, the stain protector is a great help for keeping your fabrics and carpets well maintained, but it is not bulletproof and certain substances may still mark or stain your carpet. 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. Our stain protector protects against most water and oil based spills and soiling. It’s good to remember even if you have a stain, we are more likely to be able to remove it if protector has been applied.

Does it change the appearance or feel of the carpet or upholstery?

The stain protector does not change the appearance or feel of your carpet or upholstery in any way. 

Why should I get a stain protector treatment?

Having a stain protector applied to your carpet or upholstery provides you with fantastic 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 home 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.

How long does stain 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 recommend that a top-up 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 Dublin– we’ve been in business for over 39 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 get in touch via our Contact form.

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