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My husband and are are going to reupholster our dining room chairs, and since we have 2 kids under the age of 4, we’d like to pretreat the fabric to make it more stain repellent. I don’t like the idea of a chemical fabric protector like Scotchguard, so I’m wondering about the alternatives since I won’t be able to just take the covers off and wash them! (We’re planning on stapling them to the chairs permanently.)

I read somewhere online about soaking fabric in borax to make it more stain repellent, but I think stains would still soak in according to that anecdotal test. Does anyone have any experience with this? Is there some natural recipe I can use to pretreat the fabric before I cover the chairs?

Thanks

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