3M Scotchgard™ is a product of the 3M™ Company. It is used to treat carpet and furniture to repel stains and keep the material clean over a longer period of time. Scotchgard™ is typically applied over wet surfaces after cleaning to protect the carpet from stains and excessive soiling. We exclusively use 3M Scotchgard™ to treat carpets and furniture fabrics.

What are the benefits of using Scotchgard™?

According to 3M™, Scotchgard™ “uses a unique, patented one-step co-exhaustion application process that treats the entire surface — from the tips of the fiber all the way to the backing — to deliver superb repellency. Carpets and furniture treated with Scotchgard™ Protector Advanced Repel Technology are more resistant to staining and soiling and easier to clean.”

3M Scotchgard™ creates an “invisible shield,” protecting your carpet and furniture against dirt and soil. This allows your vacuum to pick that dirt and soil up easier during regular cleanings.

3M Scotchgard™ also provides “deep-down” protection, increasing your carpets and furniture’s stain resistance and allowing them to look cleaner, fresher and brighter, longer.

Frequently Asked Scotchgard™ Questions

How Can I Spot A Rip-Off?

Unfortunately it is common to find even professional cleaning cleaning companies claiming to use Scotchgard™ that use a different product instead. The information below will help you protect yourself and spot rip offs easier.

Sometimes a company will advertise a product with a name similar to “3M Scotchgard™,” but the spelling of the name will be slightly different; such as Scotchguard or Scotch Guard. This is usually an inferior product with a lesser cost to the company and ultimately at the expense of the client. We only use authentic 3M Scotchgard™ on our customer’s carpets and furniture.

Another common ripoff technique is intentional improper mixing of the product. Scotchgard™ requires a specific ratio of water to cleaner to be effective for the intended purpose for which it is being applied. If you notice staining soon after application, this is often an indication of incorrect mixture or application.

One test to determine proper application is to wait for the rug/fabric to dry, then apply a small amount of water to the treated rug/fabric. If the water beads up on the tips of the fibers, the 3M Scotchgard™ is doing its job. If it soaks in rapidly, the material was probably improperly treated by the cleaner. Please contact Stoll Rug & Furniture Cleaners today if you have any questions.

Does Scotchgard™ Leave Odors or Films?

Scotchgard™ has a light floral fragrance when applied and does not have a harsh chemical smell. The product dries clear and odorless.

Is Scotchgard™ Safe Around Pets?

Once the product is dry, it is safe for children and pets. Products comply with all applicable laws and regulations and are safe for their intended use.

How Long Does It Take To Dry?

If it is colder or more humid, your surfaces will likely take longer to dry. Ventilating the area by opening windows or using a fan will help Scotchgard™ dry faster. The typical drying time for normal applications in between coats is 2 – 4 hours.

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