Updated 3 Oct 2016

Vanish

Preen Powerfoam Clean & Fresh

Snapshot: Vanish Preen Powerfoam Clean & Fresh is a foam spray carpet cleaner recommended for fresh and set-in stains. But how well does it clean?

Preen Powerfoam Clean & Fresh
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$10

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Test results

Overall score
32
Red wine removal
?/10
Oil and dirt removal
?/10
Sauce removal
?/10
Coffee removal
?/10

Good points

  • OK at removing red wine.

But

  • Extremely poor at removing dirt/oil.
  • Extremely 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

Fresh and set-in

Test method
B
Ingredients

Not stated

Patch test required
Yes
Instructions for application

Perform a patch test. Vac area prior to clean to remove loose dirt. Blot up wet stains with a clean cloth. Shake well, turn can upside down and spray in a sweeping motion. Gently work foam into carpet using clean colourfast, soft, damp cloth brush or sponge. Use straight up and down strokes (not circular motion). Leave 2 hours or until dry and vacuum thoroughly.

Wait time (mins)

120

Tested time (mins)
120
Warnings

Do not use on velvet or brocade or those materials which are unsuitable for wet cleaning. Certain stains can be permanent.

Origin

UK

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