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Can High Tech Fabric Guard be used on my Tapestries and Carpets

Can High Tech Fabric Guard be used on my Tapestries and Carpets?

303® High Tech Fabric Guard is excellent protection against soiling and staining on all synthetic and natural fibers.  With older fabrics, however, you should  take extra care before treating.  Here are application instructions enhanced for use on tapestries, antique and imported fabrics and carpeting.

Use only on new or newly cleaned fabric and carpeting.

Test for colorfastness.  Your cleaner can be helpful here, but always test for colorfastness anyway just to make sure.

  1. Spray a hidden area of the fabric with 303® HTFG. 
  2. Rub the sprayed area with a clean, white absorbent cloth. 
    If any color comes off, DO NOT USE.  Unlike fabrics manufactured in recent years in the U.S., imported and antique fabrics and carpets are not necessarily colorfast.
  3. Since some tapestries and imported and antique carpets are complicated pieces with multiple colors, some colors will appear in one area that do not appear elsewhere.  To avoid unwanted surprises, these colors must be tested also before application.

Two light applications instead of one heavy application. DO NOT SATURATE.  When possible allow to dry between applications.  Use only in a well ventilated area.  Use above 50°F.

Allow 12 to 24 hours to dry and cure.  Sprinkle a few drops of water on fabric.  If water soaks in, apply another light spray.

Coverage:  On marine canvas or equivalent expect 75-100 sq. ft. per 16oz Trigger Bottle, 500-800 sq. ft. per gallon.  Greater coverage on lighter weight fabrics, less on heavier fabrics and carpeting proportional to material density and pile.