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How to use Scotchgard™ Rug & Carpet Protector

Keep your carpet and rugs looking like new with a few simple steps.
  • 1. Prepare
    Protect surrounding non-fabric materials from overspray. If overspray occurs, quickly wipe up.
  • 2. Shake

    Shake can well.

  • 3. Test

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

  • 4. Spray
    Hold upside-down 2 feet above carpet. Spray foam evenly on rug or carpet with a sweeping motion.
  • 5. Keep clear
    Keep traffic, children, and pets off rug or carpet while drying.
  • 6. Dry
    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.
  • 7. Reapply

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

For everywhere your floor is covered
  • Stairs
    Apply wall-to-wall protection in any room.
  • Area Rugs
    Area rugs
    From plain to patterned, keep them looking bright.
  • Entryways
    Keep your welcome warm.

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