What is Scotchgard?
- A: A platoon of Scotsmen
- B: Extra-thick Scotch tape
- C: An effective stain repellent
- D: A drink made with Scotch
If you answered C, you are correct! Scotchgard is a stain repellent and durable water repellent created and manufactured by the American adhesive company 3M. It’s been around since 1952, when chemists Patsy Sherman and Samuel Smith accidentally discovered the innovative formula. Scotchgard has been on store shelves since 1956 in a variety of different products. Today, many homeowners choose to scotchgard their carpets and furniture to prevent future stains.