Modernistic uses the genuine 3M Scotchgard carpet and upholstery protector, not an off-brand. 3M Scotchgard is a protective barrier that repels soil, oil, and grease by penetrating the fibers in a protective coat. With an application of 3M Scotchgard, spills will bead up on the surface, providing you with more time to blot them up, before they soak in.
75% of the soil in your carpet is dry particulate (sand or dirt). These particles attach to your carpet fiber and with regular traffic and wear, become finer and sharper; eventually wearing away the carpet fiber, creating wear patterns throughout your carpeting.
Applying 3M will prolong the carpet or upholstery’s life by allowing the dry particulate to vacuum up more efficiently. In fact, one application of 3M Scotchgard will allow for 2-3 times more removal of dry particulates, with regular vacuuming. Removing this soil reduces the wear and tear of carpet fibers, ultimately prolonging the appearance and life of your carpet and upholstery by more than 50%!
Will 3M Scotchgard affect the texture of my carpet and upholstery?
No, the carpet and upholstery protector doesn’t affect the texture of the fiber, and will not leave it feeling greasy or oily.
Does 3M Scotchgard smell?
No, it is an odorless product.
How often should 3M Scotchgard be applied?
3M Scotchgard is removed with wear and should be reapplied with every cleaning, or every six months, whichever comes first. Carpet manufacturers often require regular applications to maintain the warranty. Truck mounted steam extraction cleaning does not wash away an initial application of 3M Scotchgard.
How long does it last?
Typically, the protectant last for 6 months to a year, although it can differ based on the amount of traffic, wear, and humidity within the home. Other factors, such as sand, grease, heavy solvents and road salt during the winter can quickly break down the carpet fibers themselves.