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Vanish Preen Powerpowder Clean And Fresh Large Area Carpet Cleaner review

Priced at $14.7.

CHOICE Expert Rating

25%

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This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Good points

Cleans up to 2.5m x 3.0m. Specifies fabric type exclusions

Bad points

Needs vacuuming
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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

We soil cream coloured carpet with 4 soils; red wine, coffee, sauces and oil. Reflectance readings are taken of the soiled carpet stains. We follow the directions for applying the product and the amount of time they are left on the stain. The time differs depending on the manufacturer recommendation. Once the product is removed, the reflectance readings are taken and the percentage soil removal is calculated. We do 4 repeats of each stain, or 16 carpet tiles for each product.

25%
Red wine removal score
22%
Oil/dirt removal score
10%
Sauce removal score
43%
Coffee removal score
25%
Test method View more details.

We soil light-coloured carpet with different soils: red wine, oil/dirt (blend of oil and a dye), sauce (mix of tomato and soy sauce) and milk coffee. The stains are left to dry over a number of days. The carpet is cut into 10cm x 10cm squares. The reflectance values of the stained tiles are taken before and after cleaning to determine the soil removal percentage. We used several methods of cleaning, according to instructions per pack (we replicate the test a minimum of four times for each tile):

METHOD 1 – 5mL of product is applied to the centre of the carpet square and left for a set amount of time. A damp cloth is then used to massage the product into the carpet for 30 seconds, the carpet tile is then left to dry. 

METHOD 2 – 5g of product is applied to the centre of the carpet square and a cloth is used to massage the product into the carpet for 30 seconds. The carpet is left for a set time, then the tile is vacuumed. 

METHOD 3 – 5g of product is applied to the centre of the carpet square. The carpet is left for a set amount of time, then the tile is vacuumed. 

METHOD 4 – 5mL of product is applied onto the centre of the carpet square and brushed in for 30 seconds, and the carpet square is left for a set time. Then a damp cloth is then used to massage the product into the carpet for 30 seconds, and the carpet tile is left to dry. 

2
Recommended View more details.

CHOICE Recommends carpet stain removers that achieve at least a 70% overall rating and score no less than 50% in any other rating.

No
Cost 100mL
$2.88
Stain type View more details.

Does the manufacturer recommend using this carpet stain remover for embedded stains (stains that have been around for a while) or spot stains (stains that have only just occurred).

Embedded
Bottle size (ml/g)
510g
Ingredients
Not stated
Patch test required View more details.

Although some manufacturers don't recommend a patch test, most do, so we would recommend it for all of them, home recipes included.

Yes
Method of application View more details.

These are the instructions for application.

Remove excess. Pre treat by vacuuming and test for colourfastness. Shake container vigourously before usage. Do not dampen with water. Do not apply to more than 0.6 x 1.5m area at a time to prevent moisture from drying out. Using soft bristle brush immediately work the powder into carpet. Gently brush until soil disappears. Leave until powder completely dry (at elast 20min). Air room well. Vac the dried powder thoroughly. Change vac bag for best results.
Time to wait View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended time to wait for the carpet stain remover for effectiveness.

20minutes
Tested time (min) View more details.

We couldn't do a range of time, so we waited a specific time as you will. This is the tested time.

20
Warnings
Do not use with water vacs. Not suitable for use on antique or oriental rugs.
Origin
USA
Contact
vanishstains.com.au

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