May 20, 2019: Latest Update


Let’s face it, a sofa or couch is probably one of the more expensive pieces of furniture you purchase for your house. No matter how careful you are, it will probably be susceptible to spilled food or beverages and dirty feet and/or paws because it is usually one of the most utilized pieces of furniture in your home. However, I am aware that I don’t want to worry continually about keeping our sofa in pristine shape. We can protect our sofa and keep it looking brand-new with the help of this easy DIY fabric protection tip. We appreciate Mohawk Consumer Products’ sponsorship of this article. For your convenience, this article includes some affiliate links. If you choose to use one of these links and then make a purchase, I will receive a small commission, but there is no additional cost to you. To view my complete disclosure policy, click here.

WHY WE TAKE PRIDE IN MAINTAINING OUR SOFA LOOKING NEW… We have experimented with several furniture arrangements in our family room. A loveseat and two chaise lounges were the arrangement we tried. We tried two full-sized sofas placed across from one another. The latter was effective until our children continued to grow and it became uncomfortable for everyone for them to sit on the couch with us as we watched TV. In the end, neither agreement proved to be sustainable. We ultimately accepted the truth that an L-shaped sectional made the most sense for our long, narrow family room.

However, we decided against buying a sectional sofa due to the high price, particularly for the sectional sofa that we wanted . Sigh. That’s correct The sectional sofa that we 1) adored the appearance of and 2) found to be so comfy that it’s actually difficult to force ourselves to get off of turned out to be…wait for it… $4,000. Oh my God. Never, ever, ever have we ever spent so much on furniture. After all, I’m the queen of locating abandoned furniture and saving it, as evidenced by this leather ottoman and this dresser.

So, we made an effort. We made the decision to hold off until the renowned “Spend More Save More Sale” took place. We held out for roughly two months. The sectional of our dreams was eventually purchased after all. Although we made a significant savings of 30%, this beauty still cost us a whooping $2,800.

So it would be an understatement to suggest that this sofa must last us a lifetime.

My hunch is that even if you didn’t spend $2,800 or more on a sofa, you still want to protect it and maintain its good looks for as long as you can. There is a way to do it, which is wonderful news!

HOW TO BEST PROTECT YOUR SOFA I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate with Mohawk Consumer Products for the past two years. They are the friendliest individuals you will ever meet, and they have visited my home twice so that we could film several episodes of Mohawk product demonstration videos . One of the items Mohawk asked me to demonstrate is their Fabric Guard fabric protection spray, which is simple to use. I had never heard of it before, but as soon as I used it, I was a rabid fan.

Here are just a few features of Mohawk Fabric Guard that I adore.

It soon dries (10 minutes) It has no smell (which is NOT true of other popular fabric protection sprays that I have used in the past) It deflects stains like water, grease, and others. It offers superior soil resistance. Additionally to offering UV protection, it is free of harsh chemicals like bleach and solvents. HOW TO USE Mohawk Fabric Guard Fabric Protection Spray on Your Sofa You can view the video below if you like watching demonstrations in videos. Otherwise, you can read the written tutorial and ignore it:)

1) To begin with, you should be aware that it is a water-based stain protection and that it ought to function on all textiles that can be washed with water. In spite of this, you should always pre-test Fabric Guard on a hidden portion of your sofa to make sure it won’t harm the fabric there. 2) Check that the fabric is clean! However, if you’ve had your couch for a while, you’ll want to wash the slipcovers or clean the upholstery before you apply the Fabric Guard. We put Fabric Guard on our new sofa as soon as it was delivered.

3) Spray the entire surface of your sofa upholstery or slipcovers while keeping the spray bottle 6 to 8 inches from the cloth.
4) Give the fabric 10 minutes to air dry.
I’m done now. Such a small time and financial commitment to safeguard a significant furniture investment.

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