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Stain Guard Protectant For Carpet & Rugs


FAQ: What is stain guard?

Stain guard is a substance made with fluoropolymers and Teflon that you cannot smell or see once they are sprayed onto the carpet areas and raked into the fibers. However, they are at work and provide a barrier between the staining substance, ie Wine & Kool-Aids and the carpet fibers. The staining substance pretty much just rolls off the fibers once this stain is applied and dries into the carpet fibers.

FAQ: How long does stain guard last?

It depends on how much traffic goes over the carpet, but usually about a year or so or until you get your next carpet cleaning.  Each hot water extraction cleaning will remove what is left of the stain guard in the carpet.  So, you will need to reapply new stain guard each time your carpet is cleaned.

 FAQ:  What substances and chemicals does stain guard protect against?

Just food and beverage related stains.  Does not protect again inks, synthetic dyes, wood stains, bleaches, cleaning stains, or paints.

FAQ: So, if I have stain guard applied to my carpet and I spill a drink on the carpet, how do I deal with this?

Get an old towel and soak up the staining substance by blotting and soaking it up with the towel. The rest will come out when it gets cleaned again.


FAQ: If I have stain guard put down by a professional, does this mean that I will never get stains again?

No! This means that it provides a barrier between the staining substance and the textile. This barrier makes it difficult for the staining substance to soak into the carpet fibers and the backing, thus preventing the staining substance from permanently staining your carpet.

If you never got stains again, it would be magical!

FAQ: How is stain guard applied?

Once the carpet gets cleaned, then the technician sprays stain guard over the surface of the carpet and then rakes it into the carpet fibers and then lets it dry.



Stain guard has been sprayed down on this carpet and then raked into the fibers, creating a shield of protection against food related stains.