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post #1 of Old 10-15-2019, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Scotchgard - Does it work?

Hi Guys

I was wondering if anyone has some experience with carpet protectors? Few years back we did a treatment on a commercial carpet and the stuff has reacted somehow and the whole carpet has changed colour from blue to pink. I said never again but i am being offered some mad money for treatments and i plan to start doing it again. I just want to ask you guys few basic questions:

Do you apply the protector over wet or dry carpet?
Do you dilute the protector?
1 coat or 2 coats?

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post #2 of Old 10-17-2019, 07:46 PM
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Do you apply the protector over wet or dry carpet? Read the instructions on the label.
Do you dilute the protector? Read the instructions on the label
1 coat or 2 coats? Read the instructions on the label


see the theme here? All protectors are different. Some protectors are made for certain situations.


Ive been in the carpet cleaning business for over 30 years and at one point we did a test. The reason for the test was
-to find out if carpet protectors really work
-to find out which carpet protector works best.


Because if I tell you that they work and to use XYZ brand protector how does that help you? YOU have to be convinced that it works before you can sell it to someone else.


So find a large used piece of old carpet (one where the factory protector has worn off) and clean it. Then section it off with tape and spray each taped off section with different protectors. Remember to mark the areas somehow so at the end you know which protectors were applied where. ALSO do not protect one section of the carpet. Then put the carpet in your shop and walk on it for a month or two.

Vacuum the carpet and compare each section for soil resistance.
Then spill some water on it to compare for water repellancy
Then put a dye prone food object on each section and see how each cleans up with just plain water (Mustard is a good choice)


Then you will find that there will be one area that stands out. (No, I wont tell you which) You will be surprised at what you find out.


Now when you talk to someone you will have the confidence to have the experience with protectors, not just someone on a chat board telling you.


Make sense?

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My man, you made my day. I understand all your points. We did read all information regarding the treatment and we did it as per book but we still ended up bad. As you say, different brands, different systems. There is not a silver bullet. I did a pile of sample tests and it all worked well on samples.

I will start doing it again but i will pay more attention to detail. I know i sound a bit silly asking this question, but this forum has so many highly qualified specialist. Another opinion is always good

Thanks again

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post #4 of Old 10-18-2019, 06:14 PM
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Really good advice above. I was surprised to see some of the results.
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