1. How to use Scotchgard™ Rug & Carpet Protector
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How to use Scotchgard™ Rug & Carpet Protector


Your things are worth protecting

  • Carpets

  • Area rugs

  • Stairs

  • Entryways

  • Bath mats

  • Auto mats / Flooring

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Forget about stains, so you can focus on what's important

Keep your carpet and rugs looking like new

  • Step 1


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

  • Step 2


    Shake can well.

  • Step 3


    Test for colourfastness. Spray hidden area until wet and wipe vigorously with a white absorbent cloth. If colour rubs off, DO NOT USE.

  • Step 4


    Hold upside-down 2 feet above carpet. Spray foam evenly on rug or carpet with a sweeping motion.

  • Step 5

    Keep clear

    Keep traffic, children, and pets off rug or carpet while drying. Let dry, typically 2 - 6 hours. For extra protection in high traffic or problem areas, apply a second time. If stiffening or white powder remains after drying (due to over-application), simply remove by vacuuming.

  • Step 6


    Reapply after six months of traffic or after cleanings to maintain and revitalize protection. Durability of protection varies with wear.

How to apply Scotchgard™ Rug & Carpet Protector

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