Updated 3 Oct 2016

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Carpet Foam Cleaner

Bottom line: This foam spray carpet cleaner was poor at removing red wine, poor at removing dirt/oil, poor at removing sauce and poor at removing coffee marks.

Carpet Foam Cleaner
Consumer score
31
Avg price

$10

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Test results

Overall score
Poor
31
Red wine removal
Poor
4.3/10
Oil and dirt removal
Poor
2.6/10
Sauce removal
Poor
2.8/10
Coffee removal
Poor
2.7/10

Good points

No obvious good points.

But

  • Poor at removing red wine.
  • Poor at removing dirt/oil.
  • Poor at removing sauce.
  • Poor at removing coffee.
  • Ingredients not stated on packaging.

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
$10
Type

Foam spray

Pack size
500g
Price per 100ml/g ($)
2.00
Stain type

Set-in

Test method
B
Ingredients

Not stated

Patch test required
No
Instructions for application

Shake the can thoroughly to activate foam. Turn can upside down. Press button down all the way. Spray the entire area from knee height with a sweeping motion. Shake the can occasionally. Apply a thin, even layer of foam. No scrubbing required. Let the carpet dry. It should dry in about 30min. When carpet completely dry, vac in both directions.

Wait time (mins)

30

Tested time (mins)
30
Warnings

Do not use on upholstery. Not recommended for felts. Check for colour fastness before use. Not recommended as a spot cleaner.

Origin

Australia

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