If you have children you know that they can wreak havoc on upholstery; be in on your sofas or your dining room set, there will be stains everywhere, and it can get pretty frustrating. The good news is that there is an easy solution – liquid proof spray. This is a kind of spray that seals fabric so that all you have to do is wipe stains off and your upholstery is as good as new. In fact, it is a great solution because it is a DIY project that will only take you a few minutes to do.
Start by buying a new fabric to cover your upholstery – you don’t want to use liquid proof spray on the old upholstery as the stains will still be visible. Measure the fabric so that it can cover your cushions. You can have it made into pillows so that you can slip the cushions right in. Once you have the right sizes lay the pieces of fabric on a piece of cardboard and then spray lightly with liquid proof spray. Make sure that every inch is covered, including the seams. Leave it to dry for four hours and then give it another light spray. Wait 24 hours before you slip it onto your cushions. You can test the fabric to see whether it has become liquid proof with water, soda, sauce – anything really. If you bought the right liquid proof spray all these things will not seep into the fabric – you’ll be able to wipe them right off.
Some of the most reliable liquid proof sprays are from Stormsure, a UK company located in Cambridge. They have a variety of sprays that seal foul weather clothing, raincoats, woolen coats, hats, breathable jackets, fleeces, tweeds, synthetics, tents and footwear. You can find out more on their website, https://www.stormsure.com/index.php/water-repellents.html.