HOW TO USE BETTER PROTECT
Application use for Better Protect
Before you start, you will need to decide whether you want to treat the entire carpet or just the visible areas. It’s advisable to treat the whole area of the room initially – moving furniture around if necessary – but this doesn’t need to be done frequently, as the solution can be reapplied down the line to just the highly-used sections of carpet in an ‘ad hoc’ fashion or perhaps bi-annually.
When you’re ready to begin, start from the far corner of the room and pull the trigger on the bottle whilst maintaining a sweeping motion to the side at the same time. Repeat this, working your way across and down the room until you feel you have covered every desired area of the carpet. Remember that you’re aiming to get an even coverage. At this point your carpet will be guarded with anti-stain, although we recommend that you add a second coat after the initial application to be sure that the entire carpet has been treated.
Another option is to only add a second coat to the high-traffic areas of carpet. You needn’t worry about overdoing it, as you can never add too much. Once you have finished applying the protection the carpet can be walked on straight away, but please take care when doing so as it will be a little damp for a few hours post-treatment. Any furniture that you may have moved before applying the solution can be positioned back again as soon as you have finished.
Better Protect will work as soon as it is put down, but it will be most effective when it is fully cured – around 12-24 hours later.
Start from the far corner of the room and pull the trigger on the bottle whilst maintaining a sweeping motion to the side at the same time. Repeat this, working your way across and down the room until you feel you have covered every area of the carpet.
The application technique for protecting rugs is the same as that of treating carpets and upholstery. Start from a top corner of the rug, pulling the trigger of the bottle whilst maintaining a sweeping motion across whilst doing so. Repeat this action, working your way across and down the rug until you feel the solution has been applied evenly to all of it. If you’re treating long-pile rugs, it is worth applying it from different directions to make sure you have fully encased the fibres. To make particularly sure that the pile has been thoroughly treated, you can gently brush the material after applying the treatment using a bristle brush if you so wish.
Your rug will be guarded with anti-stain after one application, but we advise that you add a second coat to be sure that it has been entirely treated. Better Protect will work immediately but will be most effective once fully cured, after 12-24 hours. Walking on the protected area as soon as you have applied the solution won’t ruin the treatment, but please take care when doing so. It will take a couple of hours to be totally dry.
Don’t allow any metal grips or wood-stained furniture to come into contact with freshly treated carpets or rugs as doing so may cause permanent marking. Instead, use foil or a few layers of paper between them to act as a buffer until the surface is touch-dry.
Simply spray the solution from a top corner of the fabric, pulling the trigger of the bottle and maintaining a sweeping motion to the side whilst doing so. Repeat this action, working your way across and down the material. If the upholstery has detachable cushions we recommend that you remove them first and treat their every side, as well as the upholstered frame. If you wish to solely protect the most highly used sections of the upholstery, bear in mind that the areas that come into contact with the body (the back, seat(s) and arms of the chair) will need the most attention.
Your upholstery will then be protected, but it is worth applying a second coat to assure that the entire area has been covered. If the cushions are detachable and you have treated both sides, lean them up to allow air movement around them which will aid drying. You will be able to use the upholstery again once it’s dry, approximately 1-2 hours later. Better Protect will be active immediately, although it will take 12-24 hours to fully cure, after which it will work best.
To be extra careful, test the product on an inconspicuous area before use and stop using it if the colour or texture of the material is affected.
Avoid using Better Protect on water-sensitive materials (i.e. viscose, silk, sisal, coir, jute or seagrass).