303® Fabric Guard Review: Pros & Cons, Pricing, and More

Invest in a high-quality spa cover to protect your spa and ensure safety. Use 303® Fabric Guard to further safeguard your spa cover. Keep reading to know more about this product.

Owning a spa is a major investment so you want it to last for a long time. To make this happen, you have to take time to make sure that you’re protecting it from different elements that can cause damage or deterioration. Your continuous spa experience relies on proper maintenance!

One basic and important way to do this is by investing in a high-quality spa cove which will provide several benefits that ensure your spa’s safety and protection. Thus, protecting your spa cover means protecting your spa.

But how do you protect your spa cover? You can do this by using the 303® Fabric Guard. Keep reading to know more about this product.

In this article, you'll learn:

What is 303® Fabric Guard?

The 303® Fabric Guard is a fluoropolymer-based product used to restore a surface’s stain and water repellency to factory-new levels. It provides complete protection against oil-based and water-based stains and soiling. It is safe to use on different fabrics, even delicate ones.

It is the only fabric protection product that Sunbrella® (the largest manufacturer of weather-resistant and outdoor fabric materials in the world) and other fabric manufacturers recommend for complete water and stain resistance on fabrics.

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What surfaces and materials can the 303® Fabric Guard be used on?

All fabrics, including those made of synthetic and natural fibres, can be treated with the 303® Fabric Guard. It is best for using on polyester, ripstop fabric, oxford canvas, and vinyl spa covers.

It can also be used on canvas, nylon, solution-dyed acrylic, cotton, and even fine leathers like suede. It is safe for delicate and fine fabrics like wool and silk.

Aside from spa covers, you can also use the 303® Fabric Guard for outdoor cushions and pillows, umbrellas, life jackets, boat tops, fabric awnings or canopies, tents, hiking boots, fabric convertible tops, and other outdoor fabrics.

Why do I need a 303® Fabric Guard?

If you want to protect and maintain your spa cover from outdoor elements and weather conditions, having a 303® Fabric Guard on your maintenance products is recommended. It’s the best proofing agent that can add water and stain repellency to your spa cover.

303® Fabric Guard provides a protective sheen which helps fabric or vinyl repel water, making it easier to clean and keeping it looking great.

How to apply the 303® Fabric Guard on spa covers?

To achieve complete protection for your spa cover, follow these instructions correctly:

  • Before applying the 303® Fabric Guard, make sure that your spa cover is clean and free from any cleaning agent residue. It should also be completely dry, otherwise, the product may not stick to the fabric.
  • Test your fabric for colourfastness before proceeding. Do this by spraying the product on a small area that is not noticeable. Then wipe the area with a white cloth to see if any colour wipes away. Do not treat the spa cover if any colour transfer happens during this test.
  • For best results, treat the spa cover in warm conditions (at least 70°F in a dry and well-ventilated area under direct sunlight).
  • Spray the product evenly onto the cover. Overlap the wet portions in a crisscross manner until it is evenly wet. Avoid over spraying.
  • Let it dry for about 12 to 24 hours depending on the temperature. Until fully cured, treated material must be shielded from rain and dew.
  • Mist your cover with water to spot any surfaces that were not fully treated. Make sure to spray these untreated areas.
  • Until dry, keep your spa cover away from sparks or any open flames.
  • Your spa cover is now water-repellent if these steps were followed accordingly.

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What are the benefits of the 303® Fabric Guard?

The 303® Fabric Guard is a great product that can provide several benefits for your spa cover, such as the following:

  • It leaves a strong protective coating on the surface of spa covers and restores water repellency to factory-new levels.
  • It provides powerful resistance to any stains, both oil-based and water-based. It also restores shields against any spots and dirt.
  • It provides resistance against soiling.
  • This protective product has no effect on fabrics. It does not change fabric colour, feel, breathability, and flammability.
  • Treated surfaces look fresher and cleaner and can last as long as three years eliminating frequent maintenance.
  • It is odourless, non-toxic, non-hazardous, and safe for humans and pets.
  • Depending on material and spraying method, a 16fl. oz (473ml) bottle covers 40-75 sq. ft (3.7–7 sq. m) making it cost-effective.

Does the 303® Fabric Guard have UV protection?

The 303® Fabric Guard does not directly block UV rays. However, it adds a strong protective layer of stain and water resistance to any fabric surface, allowing the spa cover to keep its original UV protection if it has any. Thus, it helps increase the spa cover’s durability and prolongs its lifespan.

Use the 303® UV Protectant product in conjunction with the fabric guard to provide the ultimate protection.

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How long does a treatment with the 303® Fabric Guard last?

Thr 303® Fabric Guard has a durable and strong formula making a treatment last as long as three years. This is possible if fabrics or any surfaces are properly cleaned on a regular basis.

Once treated, it is recommended to clean the spa cover’s surface with clean water once a month. Dirt on the spa cover can cause friction, and this will diminish the water repellency of the spa cover’s fabric. Therefore, keeping it clean helps to lessen the frequency of reapplying the protective spray.

To check if a certain fabric needs to be retreated, lightly spray water on it. If the water doesn’t bead up, then it's time to reapply the treatment. You can do this test every few months.

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Is the 303® Fabric Guard toxic?

No, the 303® Fabric Guard is non-toxic, non-hazardous, and safe for humans and pets. It is also odourless and has no adverse effects on our respiratory tract.

How long does it take for the 303® Fabric Guard to dry?

Curing time is 12 to 24 hours depending on the temperature. It is recommended to treat your spa cover in warmer weather and withdirect sunlight. Until fully cured, treated material must be protected from rain and dew.

How much does a 303® Fabric Guard cost?

The 303® Fabric Guard costs $51.66. It's the best fabric protector available in the market, making it well worth the price.

Where can I buy the 303® Fabric Guard?

You can find it and a wide range of spa cover items and cleaning and protectant products at Spastore.com.au.

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In Summary

Your spa cover is an essential part of your spa. Outdoor conditions and other external elements can cause damage to it. Its water and stain repellency can be lessened by years of usage and exposure to the elements.

To prevent this and to ensure that your spa cover can protect your spa for a long time, it is a must to maintain it.

303® Fabric Guard can help your spa cover restore its surface’s stain and water repellency, meaning it will not absorb water as easily or become stained.

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DISCLAIMER: The following registered trademarks are owned by companies not affiliated in any way with Spa Store™ or Vortex Leisure Pty Ltd – the parent company of Spa Store: 303® Fabric Guard trademark is owned by Golden Eagle Inc. Sunbrella® trademark is owned by Glen Raven, Inc.

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