Is Scotchgard worth it, and if not, how do I keep white sofa clean?
July 24, 2012 3:25 PM Subscribe
White cotton-upholstered couch -- help me keep it clean. Pros and cons of using Scotchgard or similar product? Health risks for people and pets? Other methods?
posted by LobsterMitten to home & garden (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I understand that Scotchgard works, but I also see some disturbing stuff online about its health risks and environmental badness. Anybody have perspective on how to weigh these and what the current evidence says?
We have an indoor cat but no kids, if that's relevant.
We would apply it ourselves; the store does not do it. Tips on applying, or best type to get?
Other methods of stain prevention? Most slip covers seem very loose and bulky, made for overstuffed furniture - but this couch has rectangular lines and is not overstuffed. Do you know of any slipcovers that fit a more modern, angular style of sofa, and preserve its lines? Or non-slipcover options?