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Has anyone here used Microseal instead of Scotchguard? Thoughts?

Posted by three3apples (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 14, 14 at 11:15

I have a new velvet settee that I need to protect. I found a product called Microseal that is supposedly a less toxic product than Scotchguard, but don't know anyone whose used it. If you have used it to protect your upholstered furniture, please weigh in! Thanks.


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RE: Has anyone here used Microseal instead of Scotchguard? Though

I've always used the Scotchguard but, if the product says it can be used on upholstery, I'd have no problem using it. Why not try it out on the back of the furniture and let it dry and see what you think.


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RE: Has anyone here used Microseal instead of Scotchguard? Though

I made an apt for a local company here to apply it since I can't buy the product myself. I'll post back after it happens.


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RE: Has anyone here used Microseal instead of Scotchguard? Though

This peaked my interest, so I researched it and emailed the company. I was disappointed to hear back that the product is not sold to the homeowner but must be applied by them.


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We had Microseal applied. It did nothing to help that spot. The tech had no understanding of how to care for velvet and told me I should saturate it with water if anyone spills on it. I told him that is against what Robert Allen suggests for this particular velvet. The Microseal did nothing to ruin the pile/nap of the fabric but, since then (after the four day cure time), it seems to get crushed from sitting on it and these crush marks are permanent. Is this normal for velvet? I'll take a photo of one of these crush marks.


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RE: Has anyone here used Microseal instead of Scotchguard? Though

This spot did not result from any stain or liquid, just sitting on the sofa. Is this kind of permanent crush normal? Any way to eliminate it?


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RE: Has anyone here used Microseal instead of Scotchguard? Though

I have never, ever seen velvet of any composition (cotton, rayon, etc.) react like that to someone simply sitting on it. It may be that the fabric is defective, or just too fragile to sit upon.


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RE: Has anyone here used Microseal instead of Scotchguard? Though

I sat on my sample for 60 min in the car and the same thing happened. I weigh just over 100 pounds so its not like this is serious weight on the pile.

This post was edited by three3apples on Wed, May 7, 14 at 8:06


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