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Top 5 Best Fabric Sofa Protector Sprays

Top 5 Best Fabric Sofa Protector Sprays

If you own a fabric sofa you will be well aware of the problems that come with keeping them clean.

One of the biggest issues with most fabrics is that if you spill any liquid on to the surface it will soak in right away and will usually leave a stain depending on the type of liquid.

Using a fabric protector spray for your sofa is a smart choice as it creates an invisible protective layer that prevents any liquids from being absorbed into the fabric.

The best part is you can’t even tell that you have applied the spray, so your sofa will look as good as it did before with the addition of a protective layer.

If you’re in a hurry, you can find our top pick right below. Keep reading for more information about each of the sprays that we recommend.

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What about leather sofas?

A lot of leather sofas can come with a layer of varnish applied to them which will usually be waterproof and provide protection to the leather.

This means using a fabric protector spray on top of this layer will not have much effect. Although, you can get rid of this layer if you want to condition your leather and then apply a fresh protective layer using one of the products mentioned below.

If you’re interested in how this works take a look at our guide here.

How we picked the best fabric sofa protector sprays

To bring you the best options for your fabric sofa we tried and tested each of the sprays mentioned in this article thoroughly.

We compared their cost with the protection that they provide to your fabric sofa, alongside other factors to give you the best options available on the market.

1. Scotchgard Fabric Protector

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The Scotchgard brand is well known throughout the world and their fabric protector spray is no surprise the best in its category.

The spray comes with 400ml of solution which we found was enough to cover a small sofa, so make sure you look into buying more than one if you have multiple sofas that need treating.

The protection that this spray provides is more than enough to make your sofa waterproof and resistant to dust and dirt; just make sure to wear a mask if you plan to use this indoors as it is quite potent.

2. Renapur Fabric Protector

Renapur Suede & Fabric Protector

Volume: 250ml

Price: £££

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The Renapur brand is well liked by us, as we have recommended one of their products as a cleaning agent for leather sofas previously.

Their fabric protector did well in our tests: we found that it could comfortably provide protection to a variety of different materials including leather, and it worked well to provide waterproofing and dust resistance.

The only reason we don’t recommend this higher in the list is due to the small volume compared to a relatively higher price when you look at some of the other sprays out there.

3. Protect R TX Water Repellent

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Nanofactory have clearly worked hard on this water and anti-stain protection spray. It provides long lasting protection of over one year from just one application and is resistant to machine washing which is an added bonus.

The problem that we found from testing this spray is that 100ml is not nearly enough for even a small sofa, so you’ll be forced to pick up multiple bottles of the spray which is less than ideal.

4. Threaders Fabric Shield

Threaders Fabric Shield Spray

Volume: 250ml

Price: £

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This Threaders Fabric Shield is very reasonably priced with a decent volume of 250ml, but we found that it didn’t provide the premium coating similar to the other products above it in this list.

If you’ve got a larger sofa you might want to buy yourself more than one bottle, however, as you will struggle to cover a large surface area with this sized bottle.

5. Guardsman Fabric Protector

Guardsman Fabric Protector Spray

Volume: 500ml

Price: £££

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Last but not least is this fabric protector from Guardsman. You get 500ml in one bottle, the largest volume of all of the products mentioned in this list, which we found was enough to cover a larger 3 seater sofa.

We couldn’t push this spray further up the list because it doesn’t stand up well against the more premium brands who have more experience in this field. The quality of the coating is not as high and it has a high price tag per bottle, which doesn’t give you much choice if you have a smaller sofa of chair to treat.

Factors to consider when buying fabric sofa protector spray

Take a more in depth look at the factors that you need to consider before you make your purchase of a fabric protector spray.

Size of your sofa

Clearly, if you have a larger sized sofa such as a corner sofa you will need more protective solution.

It is important to look at the volume of solution required per square metre of coverage, which will be given in the product information. This lets you calculate roughly how much you will have to buy to protect the entirety of your sofa.


Thankfully most protective sprays for your sofa will be quite affordable.

In fact, none of the sprays that we recommend cost more than £15.00 with the cheapest coming in at £7.00, but it is still important to consider the price when purchasing not just a fabric protector spray but any product.

We’ve aimed to provide a range of options at different price points so you can find something to suit your budget, and also the size of the sofa that you need to treat.

How long does the protection last?

Like most protective sprays your sofa will see a greater benefit if you apply the spray several times throughout a year to maintain effectiveness.

This factor is key when contemplating which spray to purchase because if a particular spray doesn’t last for very long it will only cost you more money in the long term.

The higher the quality of the brand that you choose, the higher chance that the product will last you well into the future.


Final Thoughts

Thank you for taking the time to read this article.

If there are any other protective sprays you would like to see added to this list don’t hesitate to let us know here.