I have searched everywhere for an answer from the local Volvo dealer...Gunther Volvo, Volvo Cares (hah!), and on line. I ended up getting a spray can of KIWI SUEDE and NUBUCK PROTECTOR. It certainly water proofs and I suppose it might help prevent any staining. I haven't had any problems with the seats after almost a year. I truly wish Volvo would provide better service for us and at least get answers to these simple questions. I also couldn't find anyone at the dealership to explain FULLY all the features, displays, settings, etc. When I received a display warning to have routine service, the dealer merely said that the service reminder was probably not reset when I took delivery. I found You Tube videos on reset of service reminder.....certainly easier than having to bring the car into the dealer.Anyone? Can I protect it with something like scotch guard?