What can I recommend to a reader who has a new couch and is afraid of day-to-day stains and wants to avoid Scotchguard?
First, is it a new toxic-free couch?
If not, it’s already got some kind of stain repellant on it.
Scotchguard changed it’s formula, so it’s no longer as toxic as it once was.
If it’s a natural couch:
1. I would just put something on it like a blanket or throw to protect the sofa. That’s what I did.
2. AFM Safecoat makes a product called SafeChoice Carpet Lock-Out.
“This one-of-a-kind product is designed to perform two functions: to seal in the outgassing of harmful chemicals found in carpet fibers and to help repel dirt and stains.” You can also apply it to fabric as a stain protector. I’ve used this on carpet and it’s very effective.
It turned out that the sofa in question was a toxic couch, but I wanted to pass on this toxic-free fabric protection product.