Depends on the value of the couch and how the couch is used. An
alternative is to apply ScotchGuard, and reapply every 6 months. A
slipcover is a better value, as this can be washed and gives some wear
I would say NO. Paying $90 for fabric protection on a $550 sofa seems out
of proportion. As has been mentioned, you can get some and do it yourself
for a few dollars. The old fabric protection scheme is just an add-on sales
technique. I think it is marginally dishonest, especially if done in a
high-pressure way or if unrealistic claims are made for the service. I
wonder sometimes if they don't just take your money and fail to apply the
product. Also, there is a good chance that the fabric already has some
fabric protector on it. I agree that if the sofa is going to see much use,
I would look into a slip cover. You can get ready-made slipcovers for a
sofa for around $60.
This will just be a water proofing agent, either silicone based or water
based. We sell a water based one on our site that covers 75 sq/m for around
$75, so you can judge the profit element assuming you add something for the
time an opperator takes to apply the finish.
You can take a look at the site to see what it does but it would be
impracticle to send to the USA.
We had a 2 seat couch (loveseat) and a Lazyboy recliner that were
recovered by an upholstery shop.
We had the recliner treated with that Guardsman stuff, my wife did the
couch with a store brand aerosol, took 3 cans. $60.00 vs $17.00
Both lasted about 8 months before they would absorb spills rather than
She got a different product from an Amway Distributor that was
actually cheaper and lasted much longer, over a year easily, more like
a year and a half. 3 cans did the loveseat AND the recliner.
After that she used Scotchguard which also only lasted about 8 months.
So from then on, she would only use the Amway made stuff, Diferb?
Driferb? Difarb? whatever, something that sounds like that.
I used Scotchguard on an outdoor covered glider, soaked that canopy
top and in 2 years it still don't leak on drop through the fabric.
Since then I have learned that there are two types, water based and
solvent based. Solvent based is the longest lasting and doesn't build
up as the water based type does.
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