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How to use Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield

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Your things are worth protecting

  • Outdoor fabrics

  • Tents / Sleeping bags

  • Hunting clothes

  • Leather / Suede

  • Backpacks

  • Outerwear

  • Grill / Boat covers

  • Patio furniture

  • Umbrellas

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Protect your adventure

Get the ultimate protection against the elements

  • Step 1

    Protect surrounding non-fabric materials from overspray. If overspray occurs, quickly wipe it up.

  • Step 2

    Shake can well. Apply protector only to clean, dry articles.

  • Step 3

    Test for colourfastness. Spray protector in an inconspicuous area and allow article to dry completely to test for colour change. May give fabric a slightly darker, richer tone.

  • Step 4

    Spray with a slow, sweeping motion 15 cm (6") to 20 cm (8") away from article. Cover article uniformly, but do not saturate.

  • Step 5

    Allow article to dry completely before using.

  • Step 6

    To maintain repellency, reapply seasonally or as needed, and after cleaning to maintain repellency.

How to apply Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield

Frequently asked questions

Don’t see your question here? Try our general FAQ page.

  • Use Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield on fabric patio furniture, sporting gear, boat covers, backpacks, tents, outerwear, and leather.
  • At about average room temperature (21° Celsius, 50% humidity), your fabric should dry overnight, but make sure to check before you start using treated surfaces again. When it’s colder or more humid, it might take longer for your surfaces to dry.Ventilating the area by opening windows, using a fan, or applying the product outdoors will help Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield dry faster. If you’re just drying between coats, 2 – 4 hours is usually sufficient.

  • In general, Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield can be used on cotton, cotton blends, leather, suede, nylon, canvas, and polyester.

    If in doubt, test a small, out-of-the-way spot first to make sure your fabric will stay colourfast.

    If you use Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield to treat outdoor gear with white rubber soles, the soles may turn yellow – if that happens, clean the affected area as soon as possible with rubbing alcohol.

  • Reapply Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield seasonally or as needed to maintain repellency.