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Old 09-05-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Does anyone know whether polyester is naturally stain resistant, or does it have some sort of stain resistant technology added?
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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Polyester is naturally stain resistant but that doesn't mean it will resist all stains 100% of the time. Polyester is particularly susceptible to oil-based stains.

There are also stain resistant treatments that can be added to polyester fabrics and carpets to improve their resistance.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Virtually all fabric is treated at the mill with stain repellent.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I don't care much for polyester. I found that stains such as milk based and mayonaise and such will just not come out. Cotton is my favorite fabric although if it has a 20% of something else that is ok by me.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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Virtually all fabric is treated at the mill with stain repellent.
How can you find out for sure? I don't want my sofa coated with any stain repellant stuff. That stuff is toxic.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I think polyester holds stains that are fat based - very difficult to remove. Stain guard needs to be periodically refreshed.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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How can you find out for sure? I don't want my sofa coated with any stain repellant stuff. That stuff is toxic.
Ask the salesperson to find out for you.....any salesperson worth a darn can pick up a phone and call the maker.
What brand are you looking at? Odds are pretty high that the fabric is going to be treated.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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How can you find out for sure? I don't want my sofa coated with any stain repellant stuff. That stuff is toxic.
Could you cite me a source for your claim of stain repellent's toxicity? Not being argumentative, just would like to read more about it.

Perhaps you are referring to unstable apply-it-yourself sprays?

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Streamer1212
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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It has a coating like teflon (related in chemicals) and you know that buzz about teflon being bad. Well its the same thing.

EWG

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Check out this link:
Choose eco-friendly couch upholstery | GreenYour.com

They have a few options to look at. You should be concerned about the entire structure if you don't want toxic chemicals in your place.
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