How to Protect Your Couches

September 8, 2016Holly Sosa

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As a family of five, our home is not ever going to be a picture of perfection. We have walls that have been colored on, curtain rods that are slightly bent from little hands pulling on them, and our couches have taken quite a beating over the years. As a self-proclaimed neat freak, it’s been quite the growing experience for me to learn how to accept my home’s little personality traits. But it also doesn’t mean that I don’t do my best to protect what I can to ensure we get the most life out of our upholstered furniture while also embracing the new wall art my three year old made after discovering a rogue marker.

Of all the furniture in our home, our couches have taken on the worst wear and tear. With small children still growing and making messes, we aren’t ready to make the move to purchase new ones. Instead we hire cleaners to come steam clean them every year or so and afterwards I protect the fresh fabric with a coat of Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector. It’s pure magic for people like me who cringe at a spilled sippy cup or a clumsy husband with a fresh milkshake on the couch.

Print off a coupon for $2.00 off Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector here.

Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector keeps my couches looking their best by repeling liquids and by blocking stains by pushing them away from the fabric fibers so stains release easily. It doesn’t change the look, feel or breathability of fabrics and it’s safe to use on delicate and dry clean fabrics. It’s a perfect solution for families like mine (or really anyone!) who wants to get the most out of their stuff while the kiddos are still little destroyers, ha!

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To apply I simply shake the can and apply a light coat over the upholstery of the couch (after removing blankets and other fabrics, of course). I pay special attention to the areas with the most wear and tear like the arms.

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Using a slow, sweeping motion I cover the couch with one light coat and then let it dry before applying an additional light coat.

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Because I have small kiddos, we have plenty of fabrics and upholstery that needs protection from accidental spills and they’re all protected with a layer of Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector. We use it on our bean bags, desk chairs, curtains, backpacks, and my boys’ hats. It’s so versatile and because it works so well, I want to apply it on ALL THE THINGS! Plus it’s available at Target, which we moms know is pretty much a daily stop.

For more information on how to protect your everything with Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector, be sure to visit them here.


  • How to Protect Your Couches

    September 8, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    […] By Holly Sosa […]

  • kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor

    September 9, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    Holly, I just LOVE the color of your couch…so cute with that quilt on it! And yay for ScotchGard protecting it. I use the same on my couch. [client]

  • Erin

    September 10, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    This is definitely something I need to get when I buy my next lounge. My current chair is so disgusting so I’m willing to do anything with the next one to make sure it lasts. x

    Erin |

  • Andrea Handojo

    September 15, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Your couch is so fun and colorful! Scotchgard is amazing for protecting everything 🙂

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