• As some color dyes are not colorfast, particularly fabrics that are using vegetable dyes for example, we recommend testing the surface in a small inconspicuous area for color fastness prior to applying all over.
• If you have applied another fabric protector prior to using protectME, please read ‘Can I apply protectME after applying another fabric protector?’
How to use it?
For most standard upholstery and fabric surfaces we recommend using 100ml of fabric protector per M2 of the surface. It doesn’t need to be exact, just make sure the fabric is saturated with product.
Please note saturating does not apply to leather, suede and velvet. We recommend a light spray and then gently “buffing” the product into the fibers with a soft, clean cloth. If you are spraying large areas, we recommend using our battery sprayer to ensure even application and avoid wrist fatigue.
Some fabrics will require a second coat of product to be applied with an additional 100ml per M2 within 30 minutes of the first application. These include but are not limited to:
• Heavy or thick fabrics, as they tend to be more absorbent, such as heavyweight linen.
• Textured fabrics or materials.
• Highly absorbent fabrics and materials, such as linen.
One application of protectME lasts up to 30 washes! Once you have washed your item 30+ times, we recommend you reapply with protectME.
Can I apply protectME after applying another fabric protector?
If you have applied another fabric protector prior to using protectME, we recommend waiting until the other protector has worn off, especially if using a mainstream stain guard such as Scotchgard or Guardsman. This is usually about 12 months after application. This is because these fabric protectors sit on top of the fabric and will prevent protectME from bonding properly. Unlike these protectors, protectME is formulated with nanotechnology and will get into the fabric, forming a much stronger and durable protective barrier that lasts up to 3 years.
Does protectME work on napped fabrics such as velvet, suede or microfiber?
protectME can be used on velvet, suede or microfibre and most fabrics with a nap such as melton, flannel, serge, camel’s hair, sweatshirt fleece, brushed denim, mohair, lamb’s wool, velveteen, corduroy, fleece, terry cloth, or fake fur. We recommend using a soft brush to help raise the nap of the fabric and ensure even product distribution, once protectME has been sprayed on.
What ingredients do you use?
protectME is made with pure silica (SiO2), an inert substance found in nature in things like sand or quartz; and that is already in use in many products such as glass or the water we drink. We only use non-toxic, eco-friendly ingredients, and our fabric protector spray is water based. Maybe more importantly, ingredients we do not use (and that you really don’t want to spray in your house):
• PFAS, also known as PFOA, PFOS, PFCs/Fluorocarbons, GenX,
• No parabens, sulphates, phosphates, petrochemicals, chlorine, soap, alcohol or dyes,
• Fragrances or colors.
Does protectME protect against oily stains and dirt marks?
protectME is primarily intended to repel liquid stains. It will certainly help cleaning oily stains (chocolate, tomato sauce, sunscreen etc) and dirt marks but we can’t guarantee that there will be no marks left. This is especially true when force is applied onto the fabric, i.e. fingers smudging chocolate all over your new couch. Please always use a light dabbing motion when trying to remove liquids from protected fabrics, trying to absorb the liquid or stains into a cloth, rather than scrubbing with force.
With protectME, you are able to wash up to 30 washes and treat with a standard spot treatment as long as the pH levels of the cleaner are within 2-13. You can also steam clean the material as protectME can withstand temperatures of up to 250 degrees celsius.
How do I remove spills from my protected fabrics?
It is best to clean up liquid spills as quickly as possible and with the least amount of force possible. Please always use a light dabbing motion when trying to remove liquids from protected fabrics, trying to absorb the liquid or stains into a cloth, rather than scrubbing with force. This is all the more true for oily stains.
How does protectME differ from other fabric protectors?
Our products never contain harsh chemicals such as Hydrotreated heavy naphtha (petroleum), Propane/Butane/Isobutane/Ethylbenzene, Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, Flammable Aerosol. Most of these are present in traditional stain protectors and are highly toxic to our health and the environment. No parabens, sulphates, phosphates, petrochemicals, chlorine, soap, alcohol or dyes.