1. How-to - Outdoor Sun & Water Shield
Water & Sun Shield

How to use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield

Help your outdoor furniture and gear resist rain, fading, and moisture.
  • 1. Prepare

    Protect other nearby surfaces from overspray. If overspray occurs, quickly wipe up.

  • 2. Shake

    Shake can well. Apply only to clean, dry articles.

  • 3. Test

    Test for colourfastness. Spray in an inconspicuous area and allow article to dry completely to test for colour change. May give fabric a slightly darker, richer tone.

  • 4. Spray

    Spray with a slow, sweeping motion 15cm away from article. Cover article uniformly, but do not saturate.

  • 5. Dry

    Allow article to dry completely before using.

  • 6. Reapply

    Reapply seasonally or as needed, and after cleaning to maintain repellency.

Protect your whole collection of outdoor gear and furniture
  • Chair

    Outdoor furniture

    Keep your patio looking bright.

  • Cover

    Tents and tarps

    Shut out the rain and sleep tight.

  • Umbrella

    Patio umbrellas

    Helps protect fabric from fading caused by harmful UVA and UVB rays.


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Frequently asked questions

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  • What kinds of things can I use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield on?
    Use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield on fabric patio furniture, sporting gear, boat covers, umbrellas, awnings, tarps, flags, tents, and other outdoor fabrics.
  • How long does Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield take to dry?
    At about average room temperature (21°C, 50% Humidity), your fabric should dry overnight, but make sure to check before you start using treated surfaces again. When it’s colder or more humid, it might take longer for your surfaces to dry. Ventilating the area by opening windows, using a fan, or applying the product outdoors will help Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield dry faster. If you’re just drying between coats, 2 – 4 hours is usually sufficient.
  • What fabrics can Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield be used on?
    In general, Scotchgard™ Sun & Water Shield can be used on patio furniture fabrics, nylon, canvas, polyester, and leather. If in doubt, test a small, out-of-the-way spot first to make sure your fabric will stay colourfast. If you use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield to treat outdoor gear with white rubber soles, the soles may turn yellow – if that happens, clean the affected area as soon as possible with rubbing alcohol.
  • How often should Scotchgard™ Water & and Sun Shield be reapplied?
    Reapply Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield every time you clean your gear or fabric, or once a season either before storage or when you first get your items out of storage.
  • Can I use Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield on my indoor fabrics?
    Scotchgard™ Water & Sun Shield in not recommended for indoor use because most fading that happens indoors occurs as a result of heat and indoor light, rather than water and sun.
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