Fall house and wardrobe ready with Scotchgard

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It’s September! To us, fall kicks off entertaining guests, and preparing the wardrobe season for weather elements. Twice a year, fall and spring, I like to refresh my fabrics – clothing and household with Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector. 

Scotchgard helps repelling liquids and blocking stains so they don’t set in easily – came in handy a few times last season with an enthusiastic accidental wine spill and a shoe trek thru mud. The less I have to clean up or worry about my things the better, I can enjoy the season of entertaining!


You won’t be able to tell if your items have Scotchgard on them, it doesn’t change the texture of the fabric or add any sheen. It can be used on cotton, polyester, silk, wool, acrylic, nylon, and most other washable fabrics.

I knew I put up this outdoor clothing line for good reason!

I like to use Scotchgard on our chair covers as well. We host a weekly get together at our home and of course my yearly girl gang Christmas party, so the dining room chairs get lots of use – and they’re white! When my dad saw them he said, “You better put Scotchgard on them to keep them clean!” Great minds, dad.

I also refresh a coat of Scotchgard on our fabric placemats since they often get spills from dinners, too.


It’s suggested to reapply Scotchgard every cleaning or annually to maintain the best protection.

Here are a few tips once you get Scotchgard in your hands:

  1. Protect your coats, shoes, right now fall or winter wardrobe. Consider taking it outside if weather permits, this way you don’t worry about it getting on hardwood floors or surfaces (if it does, just wipe it off immediately).
  2. Shake the can and hold can upright 6″ from fabric surface. Overlap spray using a slow sweeping motion and remember two light coats are better than a heavy coat.
  3. When done with your clothing, look at high traffic living areas in your home.
  4. Protect dining chairs, living room sofa, pillows, and blankets. I don’t worry about the entire surface but the most used places people touch and sit – like when they touch to pull out the chair or when food falls off their lap.


You can use Scotchgard on:

  • Fabric couches and chairs
  • Curtains
  • Throw pillow and chair cushions
  • Slip covers
  • Table cloths and placemats
  • Backpacks
  • Caps
  • Shirts, ties, dress pants and suits
  • Safe to use on delicate and dry clean fabrics


The durability of Scotchgard protection varies with wear so feel free to maintain and touchup!

Keep your items looking fresh this season and print this $2 off coupon to save off your purchase at Scotchgard. It might be tricky to find, so here’s a tip – and note Scotchgard’s new look! I picked mine up at Target, along with other things, surprise surprise.


For more ideas on how to use Scotchgard, click here. Hurray for fall!


Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.


  • Emilia

    Can I ask how it works on your dining chairs? I am thinking of getting upholstered dining chairs but my kids are little so I am wondering just how miraculous Scotchgard is…

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Emilia, it works well so far, but we have our chairs slipcovered so we can throw them in the wash easily. I know you should reapply Scotchgard every few months since it can wear off. When we have little ones over I’m putting towels over our chairs. I think it will help initially not let the stain set in but I’m not sure how slipcovered chairs you can’t remove will be able to hold up with little ones with spot treatment.

  • Andrea Handojo

    Your home is gorgeous! I love that you can use Scotchgard on so many things!


  • Janet Baker

    Wow, this is magical! I never used it before but now I’m definitely going to. I’ve had so much stress with spills and my children are just so careless. Thank you so much for the tip! Your blog is just awesome as always!

  • Carmen

    I’ve been meaning to get Scotchgard for my outdoor patio umbrella from World Market to prevent mold/mildew (a sales associate at the store recommend it for me). Summer’s almost over and I have yet to buy it (smh). Thanks for the coupon girl, definitely getting it this time! :)

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Well now take this as a sign it’s time to get it :) If you lived close by I’d give you one of my cans, I think I’ve coated my entire house haha! xo

  • Leeann Dearing

    Hey beauty! Great post. Haven’t thought of Scotchgard in ages (truth). Totally going to steal this entertaining hack. It’s .
    xoxo Leeann

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi darling! I currently have 4 cans at my house and the carpet Scotchgard! I’m ready! :) Spray away! xx

  • Regan Carter

    Just love your style, girl! Off to go buy some Scotchgard… If only I had done so before last night when the husband dripped salsa on my upholstered dining chairs….Ugh.

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Regan, I sure wish you lived nearby! Oh no on the salsa!!! Sometimes it takes that to make you realize, ok I’m ready for the BIG ONE! :) I joke Benjamin should sit on a towel wherever he eats. :)


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