How To Do Fabric Protection For Upholstery And Carpets

Carpet and upholstery owners can reap the benefits of fabric protection. Protecting your flooring investment from damage by protecting your fibers is a great way to protect it.

If you want to provide fabric protection to your customers, this is a great business opportunity. You can also do it yourself to save money.

This guide will show you how to protect professional carpet and upholstery fibers in a profitable, efficient and effective manner.

What do you need?

Protective fabric

Fibre Guard is a safe, water-based product that will protect your carpets, rugs, and upholstery. It is wool-friendly, easy-to-use, and has red dye blockers, high beading water resistance, and water and oil-based stain prevention.

Applicator for fine misting

Spray trigger and bottle, pump-up sprayer hand held or electric sprayer.

PPE – Personal protection equipment


* Respirator

* Shoes covers


* Carpet rake

* Upholstery brush

* Carpet stain removal kit

Additional options

* Upholstery cleaning extraction machine

* Dehumidifier and/or air mover

Introduction to fabric protection.

Fabric protection is an important aspect of maintaining and prolonging the life of carpets and upholstery. This guide will help answer many questions you and your clients may have about fabric protection.

* What is a fabric protector?

* How do I protect my carpets?

* What does a fabric protector do to my carpets or upholstery?

* How can a fibre protector be of benefit to my family and clients?

* When can a fabric protection be used?

* Why should professionals offer fabric-protection services?

* What can you make by using fabric protectors?

* How do you sell fabric protection services?

* What about warranties?

The big question is: how do you use a fabric protector to protect your clothes?

What is a fabric protector?

A fabric protector is a protective layer that protects your fabric from damage.

Increases surface tension

This means that liquids that get on the fibre’s surface will not be able to penetrate the fibre. Spills that cannot penetrate the fibre are easier to clean up and can be avoided from staining.

Provides a Coating mechanism

The fabric protector’s fluorochemically polymer stain shield penetrates the fiber and coats it. Product-to-product differences in the strength and duration of protection can affect how strong they bond. It is crucial to apply the correct treatment to ensure that the fibre from top to bottom has received the maximum benefit.


No fibre protector is bulletproof, regardless of marketing claims or warranties. Stains can develop if spills aren’t cleaned up quickly or within a reasonable amount of time.

What should be the purpose of a fabric protector for carpets and upholstery?

Carpet and upholstery protectors are best applied immediately after carpet cleaning by a professional or after buying new carpet, rugs, or upholstery.

Carpets may have a protector when they are made. The protector may become brittle with foot traffic, abrasive soils and wear and tear, or just regular cleaning. In such cases, a full protection service or a top-up application can be applied to high traffic areas.

For the best protection, it is recommended that Fibre guard be used after each second cleaning.

  1. What are the advantages of using a fabric protector to protect carpets and upholstery?
  2. Fibres last longer

Fabric protectors are able to remove abrasive soils that can damage fibers and allow them to be vacuumed out of your carpet. Carpets and upholstery won’t need to be replaced prematurely. Fabric protection can save you money over replacing carpets.

Fibres look cleaner and last longer

Carpets and upholstery that are resistant to soils will look better for longer.

Cleaning becomes simpler

Regular vacuuming can be 50%-70% more efficient on carpets and upholstery that a fabric protector has properly protected. This means that carpet wear can be significantly reduced

Protects from spills, stains, and re-soiling

Fibre protectors can help you quickly clean up spills or stains before they become a problem.

  1. What will fabric protection do for my family, clients or facility?
  2. It creates a healthy indoor environment

The fibre protector forms a microfilm that repels dust mites. This microfilm can be released for effective removal with regular vacuuming using a HEPA vacuum. The majority of popular fibre protectors won’t change the appearance or feel of carpet or upholstery and will not emit chemicals into the atmosphere. Many fiber protectors claim that they can prevent the infestation of dust mites.

Hypoallergenic Film

The microfilm that forms on the protected fibre is inert. It is not known to cause any irritation to skin or respiratory tracts for adults, children, or pets.

Safe and simple to apply

Fibre Guard is an odourless fabric protector that uses ultra vapour technology. This will prevent toxic vapours from being emitted during application.

People, pets and the environment

Many of today’s most popular fabric protectors, such as Fibre Guard, are water-based and environmentally friendly. They will not cause harm to pets or people.

Where can you use a fabric protector?

Fabric protection can be used on carpets, upholstery, rugs, and other fibers, both domestically and commercially. These include nylon, wool and polypropylene. Fabric protection is used in many areas, including homes, offices and hotel rooms, nursing homes, restaurants and clubs, as well as conference centres, car seats, and other public places.

The basic rule for fabric suitability is that “Water Cleanable” fabric is suitable to be protected with a water-based fabric protector.

It is best to use a solvent-based protector for “Dry Clean Only” fabrics. This is true for delicate fabrics, cottons, and other materials. You can either conduct a thorough test in a discreet area or not do the job.

Due to the potential dangers and hazardous nature of solvent-based fabric protectors, some suppliers might not be able to supply them.

  1. Why is it so beneficial for maintenance and cleaning professionals to offer fabric protection services.
  2. Many people desire it.

DuPont and 3M have spent millions of dollars over many years marketing fibre protection. Although everyone knows about it, and would love to have it, few people are motivated enough to go and buy it. Fabric protection is an important part of the sleeping market. A good carpet cleaner will ask the right questions to explain the cost savings and benefits.

Fabric protection is part of a complete carpet cleaning and maintenance service.

Fibre protection is an international part of any complete carpet cleaning or maintenance service. Fibre protection is an integral part of the business model that highly-successful carpet cleaners use worldwide.

Makes happier customers.

Your clients will appreciate you more if your carpets last longer, look better, and don’t stain so easily. This is good for your business, client referrals, and word-of-mouth.

Service providers enjoy attractive profit margins

Fibre protection can easily be your most profitable service. Fibre protection is easy to set up and takes very little time.

Simple to demonstrate.

It is possible to see by seeing. You can do a fibre protection demo on site. A pre-treated demo could be available so that you can demonstrate the benefits of fabric protection.

Katherine L. Branton

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