1. How to use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield with UV Protector
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Keep your outdoor oasis looking great season after season with Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield

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Your things are worth protecting

  • Awnings / Flags

  • Boat covers

  • Patio furniture

  • Sporting gear

  • Tents / Tarps

  • Umbrellas

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Protect your outdoor fabrics from fading

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Help your outdoor furniture and gear resist rain, fading, and moisture

  • Step one.

    Prepare

    Be careful not to spray other nearby objects, but if you do, just quickly wipe them down.

  • Step two.

    Clean

    Before spraying, shake the can well and be sure to only apply on a clean, dry surface/fabric

  • Step three.

    Test

    Test for colour fastness before applying to entire surface/fabric. To test for colour change, first spray on an inconspicuous area and wait for fabric to fully dry. Fabric may appear slightly darker.

  • Step 4

    Spray

    To cover the surface evenly, spray with a slow, sweeping motion 15 cm (6"") to 20 cm (3"") away from the surface. Do not over-spray.

  • Step five.

    Wait

    Wait for the surface/article to fully dry (overnight) before usage.

  • Step six.

    Reapply

    Reapply each time you clean your gear or fabric or once per season (either before storage or at the start of the new season).


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Frequently asked questions

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  • Use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield with UV Protector on fabric patio furniture, sporting gear, boat covers, umbrellas, awnings, tarps, flags, tents, and other outdoor fabrics. Fabric codes can be found on the tag sewn into the item by the manufacturer.

  • 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™ Water & Sun Shield with UV Protector dry faster. If you’re just drying between coats, 2 to 4 hours is usually sufficient. Fabric codes can be found on the tag sewn into the item by the manufacturer.

  • In general, Scotchgard™ Sun & Water Shield with UV Protector can be used on patio furniture fabrics, nylon, canvas, polyester, and leather. If in doubt, test a small, out-of-the-way spot first to make sure your fabric will stay colourfast. If you use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield with UV Protector to treat footwear 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™ Water & Sun Shield with UV Protector every time you clean your gear or fabric, or once a season either before storage or when you first get your items out of storage.
  • Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield with UV Protector in not recommended for indoor use because most fading that happens indoors occurs as a result of heat and indoor light, rather than water and sun.
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