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40 people found this helpful
on August 1, 2011
I saw the commercial, but really didn't except this stuff to work. I am amazed. The improvement in my carpet is quite shocking. First let me say that my carpet is 28 years old (!), but since it is good quality, is vacuumed often and is forest green, it still looks good after all this time. The part of the carpet that suffers most is at my deck door. There is not enough clearance for the door to open over a mat of some sort that could protect the carpet and people use that door multiple times a day. To make matters worse, the access from the den to the kitchen (and on to the garage) is right there as well. That patch of carpet is really abused. While I was able to find a small oriental throw rug to cover the carpet as it joins the wood floor in the kitchen and protects that edge, the part beyond that is in front of the door was really dirty.
I actually have a carpet cleaner, but for lack of space, it's stored in the barn and I'm not eager to retrieve it for this one patch of carpet so I decided to first give this spray cleaner a try before hauling the heavy machine in here. I followed directions, i.e. shaking vigorously, spraying evenly and brushing it in, then vacuuming thoroughly when dry.
First of all, I don't have a sponge mop to work it in, so I used a scrub brush and brushed a little after spraying each small patch to ensure the product didn't just lay on top of the carpet. I didn't scrub the carpet, just 'whisked' it in a little. I can't squat or kneel and had to do this bending over so you can imagine it wasn't much brushing. Mostly I did the 4x4' area in front of the door pretty thoroughly, but then extended along the most highly traveled path about 2x8' and in front of the sofa (1x6'). The contents of the can hadn't run out so I also cleaned two small oriental throws about 2x3' each. I sprayed the really dirty part of the carpet a little heavier than the rest, but although the foam was visible, it was lightly visible, not a layer of foam. I waited longer than the 15 minutes, mostly because I was doing other things, but wanted to ensure it was really dry. I was prepared for failure because I didn't see much difference in the dirtiest place when I returned to vacuum. However, after extensive vacuuming, I couldn't believe my eyes. The area looks better than it has in years. I'm really impressed.
The carpet feels soft, dry and not at all sticky, but it remains to be seen if the area stays clean for a decent amount of time. Sometimes carpet cleaners leave behind residue that attracts more dirt. We will see, and I'll update if I find that, but right now, I'm delighted with the result and highly recommend the product.