A sofa is a big purchase. My wife and I recently went out to grab a new one, as our old one was looking worn and tired, and we ended up spending over two grand on a huge corner piece.
It looks amazing in front of our TV, and it’s so goddamn comfortable, but when you spend that much on something, you’ve got to look after it. Leather gets cracked and worn, and fabric sofas are real susceptible to spills and dirt.
That’s why you’ve got to protect them, especially if you’ve got young children or pets. And the best, if not the only way to keep a sofa safe is a water repellent spray. We’ve reviewed the best three products on the market below, as well as the best upholstery cleaner, if your sofas and upholstery are already stained or dirty.
Tarrago Nano Protector Spray
Our number one choice. In terms of effect, price and cost, this comes out on top. Other products can compete in some regards, but nothing offers everything that this does, and at the same level of quality.
It works using revolutionary nanotechnology, bonding directly to the fibres of your furniture in an invisible and undetectable process. It won’t look any different, or feel any different. But as soon as it’s been treated and the spray has bonded, your fabrics will actually actively repel water!
So lets say you spray a sofa with this, then your son drops his drink on it. Normally, that’s panic time. Especially if it’s a dark colored juice or something that will stain. But when you’ve treated your fabrics with this spray, any fluids literally just bead up and sit on the top of the fabric, unable to soak into it. So one quick wipe and it’s gone.
On top of that, because it creates a protective coating over the top of your fabrics, it means that dirt can’t bond to it. So whatever you’ve treated will be far easier to clean. Trust me, the job of keeping your house looking pristine for visitors and family is so much easier when all you have to do is run around with a damp cloth.
In case you’re worried, this is 100% safe to use on any type of fabric. It’s not harmful in any way and won’t affect the look or feel. In fact, it’s so safe you can use it on vulnerable materials like suede without any damage! It’s not just for furniture either. You could easily treat curtains, rugs and carpets, and even clothes and shoes with this.
Powerful, effective and versatile, it’s actually hard to recommend this enough. It also lasts for ages, so it’s easy to grab a couple of cans to leave in a cupboard, just in case you get a new pair of shoes or a few months go past and you want to go over your sofa again. Even better, it’s available online, so if you pick it up today it could be here by tomorrow, and you could have a cleaner, more protected, stain proof house within 24 hours. More informative Tarrago Hightech Nano Protector Spray review
Scotchguard Fabric and Upholstery Protector
They’ve been in the market for years, too. To the point that when you think waterproof spray, you think Scotchguard. Especially if you live in the USA.
That’s why this is our number two pick. It’s a really great product. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, and if you buy it, you’re going to be happy with what you get.
It’s easy to apply, with a simple one step process that dries invisibly and undetectably. Nothing you apply this to will look, feel or smell any different. We don’t know about taste, though. So try not to put your shoes in your mouth after you spray them with this…
Like Tarrago spray, this is also 100% safe to use on any fabric products, so it’s not just used to be able to anti stain treatment sofa, chairs or other upholstery. Clothing, shoes, canvas bags, backpacks, waterproof clothes. It’s all good to go.
So why is this a worse product than Tarrago? Well, it isn’t. They’re both exceptional products. But we’ve got more experience using Tarrago nano spray. Just know that no matter which of the two you choose to buy, you’re getting the best out there.
Forcefield Fabric Protector
It’s powerful and water repellent, as well as dirt and oil repellent, so whatever you treat with it is going to stay safe, and it’s just as safe to use on anything fabric, no matter what. You can use it on furniture, clothing, shoes, other fabrics, waterproofed products, whatever you want.
It’s also silicone and wax free, so it’s safe to use on delicates and vulnerable fabrics. One ounce covers around 6 square feet of fabrics, too, so one bottle is going to give you a lot of use, making it pretty good value for money.
The only real downside is this spray is solvent based and smells pretty strong. I wouldn’t recommend using it indoors without proper precautions, so if you’ve got a smaller room or quite a closed in area, you might have to move some stuff about or take it outside when you use this. Our more informative Forcfield Products review
Black Diamond Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
Because of the way these sprays work, if you apply it over an existing stain, there’s a chance it will lock the stain into the fabric and make it incredibly difficult to get out.
That’s why it’s always recommended to apply an upholstery protection spray when you first buy your suites. But if you can’t then this is the next best thing.
Black Diamond is one of the strongest cleaners out there, but completely safe to use on any type of upholstery and on carpets. It’s USA made, safe to use on strong colors and all fabric types, and completely safe to use around people, pets and children.
Whether it’s wine, grease, coffee, or even just general dirt, this will get it out. And if it doesn’t, you’ve got a money back guarantee. If you’re looking to treat your sofas, and you need a strong cleaner to bring them back to looking new, you know what to do. Grab one of these with your protector spray, and you’ve got the complete package to make your house look and feel clean and pristine.