A Checklist of FAQs on Textiles Fabric Protection 

Textile fabric protection is a unique process designed to safeguard textiles and upholstery against potential threats. These include spills, dirt, stains, wear and tear. The protective treatment creates a barrier on the surface of the fabric. The primary objective of fabric protection is to enhance the life of the textile fabric and maintain its appearance while also ensuring it stays in excellent condition over time. This is specifically valuable for furniture, carpets, clothing, and rugs that are exposed to everyday use and are at higher risk of encountering different spills and contaminants. In this blog, we will share the FAQs on textile fabric protection. It will solve all your queries and misconceptions. Read on to know the details.  

The FAQs on Textile Fabric Protection:


  • What is Textile Fabric Protective Treatment/Fabric Protection/Protection?

All three terms have the same meaning and are used interchangeably. Protective treatment is a topically applied, non-toxic, hypoallergic repellency enhancer used for natural and synthetic textile fibres. It is crucial to remember that the protective treatment must not be confused with waterproofing.  


  • Is the Protectant Harmful?

Not at all! When the protectant is applied, it is water-based, non-toxic and hypoallergic. Therefore, you can rest assured that the protectant is completely harmless to the skin. The textile fabric protectant can be used repeatedly; it will not cause any side effects to your skin.  


  • Will the Protective Fabric Treatment Alter the Texture, Feel, or Colour? 

The protective treatment used by Australian Hi-Tech Fabric is designed in such a way that it will not at all alter the colour or texture of the natural or synthetic fibre. FabriSeal is a permanent fabric protection treatment that will repel water- and oil-based stains without frequently cleaning the fabric. FabriSeal doesn’t change the feel or behaviour of the treated fabrics, and it offers a level of protection against stains while maintaining the lustre of the fabrics and appearance without dry cleaning or laundering.  


  • Does the Protectant Need to Be Reapplied?

It will depend. The protectants wear off with time and abrasion from regular use. It should be reapplied annually if you want to keep 100% protection in the areas of highest traffic or use. However, each case is different.  


  • Can You Walk on Freshly Protected Carpets?

It is crucial to ensure safety first. Walking on wet/freshly treated carpet will have a slip and fall hazard. Safe drying time is usually a few hours, but in rare cases, it might take up to 24 hours. Check to see if it is dry before walking on the protected carpet and rugs or the side of the safety and avoid traffic for 24 hours. It is important to be careful while walking on the carpet after it has been treated. If at all you walk on it, avoid tracking the protectant onto the other floor surfaces. Also, foot traffic just before or after the carpets are treated with protectants will degrade the quality of the job. Imagine washing your hair and not brushing or combing it. If it gets dried up, how will it look? When the carpets are cleaned, the fibres are pulled upright; if they get dried like this, the carpet will look better. If there is premature foot traffic, it will bend the fibres and reduce the aesthetics of the cleaning. It will still be clean but not look as good as it should.  


  • What does Water-Based Protection Mean?

A water-based fabric protector is not solvent-based and won’t release fumes like other protectors. Australian Hi-Tech Fabric Treatments has developed a range of specialty FabSeal products that are designed to improve textiles and soft furnishings for every situation. The fabric protectors are completely safe for those suffering from allergies. It is odourless. The best part is they are also safe for children.  


  • How FabriSeal Works?

Fabrics treated with FabriSeal are saturated with protective chemical resins. These resins are subjected to high temperatures for the curing process—the heat bonds the resin to the fabric, guaranteeing a permanent treatment. The protection offered by FabriSeal is gained by initially increasing the surface tension of the fabric by reducing the amount of space between the fibres.