I've looked into buying some new furniture, and noticed that part of the cost of the new sofa and chairs is the fabric protector that they apply. Is this a good idea to have on the fabric? Does it work and will it change the feel of the fabric? I have 2 small children, so I'd like to try to keep the furniture clean.
Keep it clean
Dear Keep it clean,
Fabric protector for furniture is a good idea. However, normally, the furniture company will increase the price of the furniture for this feature. If fabric protection is an option, then find out how much it will cost. If the extra charge for fabric protection is high (i/e. $100-$200), then apply the fabric protector yourself. Buy a can of fabric or upholstery protector such as Scotchgard for about $10 and follow the directions.
Fabric protector is easy to apply, won't change the texture of the fabric, and will help keep the furniture clean.