Updated 3 Oct 2016

Cavalier Bremworth

Carpet Stain Remover For Dry Stains

Bottom line: This foam spray carpet cleaner is very good at removing sauce stains. But it's only just OK at removing coffee, poor at removing red wine and extremely poor at removing dirt/oil marks.

Carpet Stain Remover For Dry Stains
Consumer score
46
Avg price

$9

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Test results

Overall score
Just OK
46
Red wine removal
Poor
4.1/10
Oil and dirt removal
Extremely poor
0.4/10
Sauce removal
Very good
8.8/10
Coffee removal
Just OK
5.2/10

Good points

  • Very good at removing sauce.

But

  • Poor at removing red wine.
  • Extremely poor at removing dirt/oil.
  • Just OK at removing coffee.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Red wine removal (25%)
Oil and dirt removal (25%)
Sauce removal (25%)
Coffee removal (25%)

We use three test methods to test cleaners based on their application and removal methods, while also following any additional instructions on the packaging.

We tested on stains including red wine, oil and dirt, a mixture of tomato and soy sauce and coffee. We applied the stains to 100% wool carpet squares and let them set for a few days. We took reflectance readings of the carpet squares before and after cleaning to assess how much of the stain was removed. Each cleaner was tested four times per stain. The average of the reflectance readings is calculated.

Spray and applicator brush cleaners

Method A:
We apply 5ml/g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging. We then gently rub/blot the cleaner into the carpet with a clean damp cloth for 30 seconds. The carpet square is then left to dry.

Foam spray and powder cleaners

Method B:
We apply 5g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. We then gently rub/blot the cleaner into the carpet with a clean cloth for 30 seconds. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging, then the carpet is vacuumed.

Method C:
We apply 5g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging, then the carpet is vacuumed.

Key data

Product

Avg price
$9
Type

Foam spray

Pack size
390mL
Price per 100ml/g ($)
2.31
Stain type

Set-in

Test method
C
Ingredients

Dichloromethane

Patch test required
Yes
Instructions for application

Solid: Scoop up excess. Liquid: Blot, dilute with cold water and re-blot as necessary. Adequately ventilate. Shake can well. Test on hidden piece of carpet to ensure colour not affected. Hold can upside down, 15cm above stain. Spray stain lightly - do not oversaturate. When sprayed powder turns white, vac entire area using narrow nozzle. Vac area formly in both directions to remove all powder. Repeat as necessary for stubborn stains.

Wait time (mins)

When it turns white

Tested time (mins)
5
Warnings

Never rub a wet or stained area. Ensure stain is dry - do not use on wet stains. Avoid using on skin, leather, vinyl, plastic, wood, paint or varnish.

Origin

New Zealand

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