A great amount of design and effort has gone into the manufacture of upholsteryfabric for England Furniture. Much of the work is done for you at the fabric mill in the finishing process. The fabric is typically treated with a repellent for soil and water. Agents to inhibit the development of mildew may also have been incorporated. Additional fabric protection can be applied in the store or at home to increase resistance to stain. The application should be even and light, providing a surface coating to the fabric. Excessive application of some protective solutions can deeply penetrate into the fabric and compromise the fiber bonds of the yarn. Fabric protection products provide a repellent property to the fabric against soil and liquid. Fabric protection should not be considered an invisible shield against all dirt, grime, or stain. The application of fabric protection is complimentary to routine care and cleaning.