This is one of those products behind which there was no other purchasing/selection criteria than "I NEED a carpet cleaner, I need it NOW, and that's the only option the Convenience store stocks"...
The first thing I thought was that it looked cheap - but it certainly wasn't, it was around £4.00 for the 500ml bottle. I think the "cheap" notion came from the fact that the colours on the label are quite brash and look a bit tacky and the bottle itself is a shiny white plastic. It looked like it would have been more at home in a bargain shop. But look at it this way - there's no confusion about what this product is as it screams at you about it's POWER! ... and ... "SHOCK! CARPET POWER ACTUALLY WORKS!" emblazoned on the trigger. (Handy to know if you're in the habit of buying things you don't think will work !?) A strange approach to branding, but as I say, it gets its message across!
The other text on the bottle tells you that it eliminates odours, lifts stains and spills fast, pleasant lavender fragrance and amazing stain remover.
The instructions are to spray on, work in the stain with a damp cloth, leave for up to 5 minutes and then rinse excess by pressing a damp cloth on the area. Leave to dry and then vacuum if necessary. The spray is a fairly thick white foam which is easy to work into the carpet. I leave to soak and then rinse as described and I have never seen any residue afterwards that have called for vacuuming.
On the occasion of my crisis it was my dear old late cat who sadly was forgetting her correct toilet habits at the time, so this would be a great test. There is no doubt about it, this is a very good product - it did the job I asked of it and left the area spotless clean and no bad smell. The down side is that my cat was attracted back to the same spot, so obviously this isn't a miracle fix and didn't remove smells completely even though to my nose there was no problem. I have to say that the stated lavender fragrance passes me by - I can just smell a cleaning product smell, nothing distinguishable and certainly not a fragrance.
I have also used this spray on wine spills and have had equally good results. The only thing I would have to add to that, however, is that when I replaced the carpet I had the carpet Scotchguarded so obviously there would be some degree of a "helping hand" there. Nevertheless I am really happy with this panic-purchase and I can vouch for the fact that yes - CARPET POWER ACTUALLY WORKS !!! I only give 4 stars rather than 5, though, because at that price it should be taken as red that it will work, so it's certainly expensive, and I don't really see anything it offers that other similar products do too.
I have read some positive reviews on this product so it can't all be bad, but I wasn't impressed at all. The main carpet in my house is in the livinf room, and is quite light in colour, so it's important to me to keep it looking clean. I try to avoid anything that can stain going into the room but sometimes it's unavoidable, so I bought the Carpet Power Stain Remover in preparation for any unwanted stains. I have had to use it on several occasions, mainly on stains such as tea and juice.
The bottle gives clear instructions on how to use the product - spray the liquid into the centre of the stain and then works towards the outer edges with a damp cloth, then wait til it's dry and vac it up. I'm assuming I picked a dodgy bottle as the spray trigger didn't work correctly, so each time the trigger is pulled rather than an even spray it just dribbled down my hand. This wasn't a good start.
Once I had overcome this initial problem I got to work on the stain. It frothed up slightly and I could still see the stain so I assumed it would start to fade once the product got to work and started to dry. When it had dried I found that the stain had faded slightly, but it had also spread to the surrounding areas where I had wiped it with a cloth. So, instead of having a small, dark stain I ended up with a large, slightly lighter stain - not the result I was after! The stain ihas now virtually disappeared but it took about 4 applications to achieve this result. Not only was this poor value for money but is was also time-consuming and an extra job I could do without!
On the positive side it did smell rather pleasant, but this isn't enough to make me want to recommend the product.
The carpet I have laid in my bedroom is the original carpet from the previous owners of the property. I still stay at home with the parentalsbut am currently saving every penny I can with my partner to get a place of my own as I'm getting too old to still be living at home. The carpet itself is purple which doesn't go with my decor at all which is mocha and latte but I didn't see the point in shelling out the extra money for a new carpet when I wasn't intending on staying here for long. Because the carpet is old I noticed immediately that it had received quite a lot of punishment over the years with very noticable brown stains in places which aren't very pleasant to look at so my mum suggested that I try OzKleen Carpet Power to try to get rid of them and this is how it turned out.
**About Ozkleen carpet power**
I have to be honest - I had never heard of Ozkleen before my mum suggested it to me so didn't really know the first thing about the product or how effective it was going to be. The product itself is a carpet and upholstery stain remover which is coupled with a pleasant lavender fragrance to help eliminate bad odours whilst lifting stains and spills from carpets and upholstery. Presented in a standard spray bottle Ozkleen carpet power not only claims that it really does work but also claims that it is enviro-friendly and woolsafe approved which are both excellent accreditations in my book.
**Using Carpet Power**
Before you start using carpet power, if you have a liquid spill then it's important to remove any excess liquid from the carpet using a paper towel or a cloth, and if the stain is underneath anything solid then you should scrape off the solid excess from the surface. This will allow the product to be as effective as it can be on the stained area.
On the bottle are very clear instructions for use so I got to work straight away and sprayed some carpet power directly onto the stain that needed to be tackled being careful not to overwet spraying the product around 4-5 times. As soon as the product landed on the carpet I could see straight away that it was more like a foam than a liquid spray and the scent of lavender was very apparent immediately after spraying. I left the product to soak in for a couple of minutes and using a damp sponge began to work my way from the outside of the stain inwards as instructed. As soon as I started scrubbing using a circular motion and a fair bit of exertion with my damp sponge, the foam vanished and the reaction with the water on the sponge generated a lather on the carpet and I thought underneath all that lather I could see the stain disappearing and the familiar purple of the carpet peaking through. Once scrubbed I left the product to soak for around 5 minutes again as instructed and slowly began to remove the excess lather out of the carpet using a fresh damp cloth with clean water on standby to dab away at the previously stained area.
The water on standby I have to admit did look pretty dirty so I was confident before the area had even dried that this product had made a significant impact on the stained area. After leaving the area to dry for around half an hour or say I went back and ran the hoover over the patch and lo and behold I actually couldn't believe that it had worked. I don't know how long some of these stains had been on the carpet and I expected to perhaps need to apply the Carpet power a second time as it does state that for stubborn stains a 2nd application may be necessary but I have to admit that this worked first time and I was delighted.
**My overall thoughts and opinion**
I'm always a little dubious before trying a product for the first time and this was no different but I have to confirm the shock factor that the product did exactly as it said it would and the results were very pleasing. A 500ml spray bottle I can see lasting for a very long time so you will definately get your money's worth and you don't even need to use a lot of the product for it to be effective - simply have a damp cloth some clean warm water and some elbow grease at the ready and you'll be amazed at how quickly the stain begins to disappear. If you have some stains you need to tackle and the claim is that this is especially good on; coffee, grease, red wine, make up, pet stains and many many more, then this product comes highly recommended by me.
**Price and where to buy**
You can pick up a 500ml spray bottle of carpet power for £4.09 from your local tesco and a little really does go a long way so I think it's good value for money
I've recently had some decorating done in my living room, which is 23ft X 12 feet and covered over some old terracotta paint with a nice clean magnolia and contrasting spring green paint on the chimneybreast walls. Although the decorators were very good there was a bit of paint stains after they had gone and I noticed it more because now my lovely deep green wool carpet showed every stain it has received over the last ten years. I'm not a lazy housewife but some stains go unnoticed and then are hard to shift. The upshot was that I borrowed a steam carpet cleaner from a friend and my carpet started to look really new again. But there were some stubborn stains that just wouldn't go away.
Rather than buy or rent a carpet cleaner which would take a cleaning product (the steamer can only use water), I saw this OzKleen product in my local co-op and decided I would try it, after all I didn't have anything except £3.75 to lose. The product just begged to make me shocked with it's blatant advertising, this bottle spray has the words New improved formula CARPET POWER amazing stain remover emblazoned right across it's flashy purple label.
Underneath this it says 'Fresh lavender fragrance' and these words;
Tea & Coffee
It also goes on to say it's wool safe approved and as I'd deliberately bought the best carpet I could afford when I was in work I didn't want to have fade marks, I'd rather have the stains that at least show it's an old carpet.
Actually I'd paid top price at the time so the very fact I have stains goes to show the wear this has had from parties, teenagers, pets and my own clumsiness in general. Also I didn't notice it so much before I had my walls re-painted. So I read the rest of the label and couldn't see anything too damaging. But I still did a test spray on a patch just under my sofa (that's where the worst stains are as well.)
I followed the instructions and sprayed the stain taking care not to over wet the area. The spray is a fine white foam and blends in quite easily with a large sponge. I later tried a brush but initially was a bit worried about bristle damage. I worked the foam into the stain from the outside in as instructed; though this is something I didn't need telling. Most stains can spread outwards if you don't do it right. I left it for five minutes as per the label and then started to work it with the damp sponge. Then I removed the excess liquid (though there wasn't much) and left it to dry. At this point I'd also noticed the label on the nozzle spray that says 'SHOCK! This product actually works.'
I don't like admitting it but I did see some difference. The stain hadn't gone but was much less noticeable. It had been there for some years after several aborted efforts to remove it. I decided that I would give it another go later that day and in the meantime I'd use it on other parts of my carpet. The one thing I noticed was there was no nice fresh lavender smell but I'd only used a small amount.
For my next experiment I tried several lightly soiled areas where there was just some general wear and tear. This time I used a fine brush to work the spray in and instead of wiping the area I used the steam cleaner instead. This really made all the difference. It seemed to lift the dirt out of the carpet. Now I do want a product to work but I'm a skeptic and frankly that advertising did annoy me a bit. I wanted to prove it wrong in one way, just because of the word 'SHOCK'. So I continued working all over my carpet, even exposing areas that hadn't seen the light of day for a while. Whether it worked better with the steam cleaner I don't know, but my carpet is starting to look several years younger. It is hard work to work the foam in so if you can get a steamer I advise this as it halves the work.
Now I had a cleaner living room carpet I decided to see if it would work on my bedroom carpet, an ill-advised choice of light beige, which shows every slight mark. I thought this time it would fail, but I have to admit it did work really well. My carpet isn't as clean as my living-room carpet but it did lift some old wine stains and some trodden in dirt, also a few places where my late cat had deposited her dinner after over-eating. I also noticed a faint trace of a smell this time, but more of a medicinal than lavender. Still, you can't have everything.
There are a few things to avoid, which are mainly common sense. Keep out of reach of children, avoid contact with eyes, and use gloves with sensitive skin. Spot test product on unseen areas. Do not ingest. Warning: Do not use with or immediately after any chemical or bleach.
I have to say this is an excellent product. I still need to go over some areas with very old stains. I also want to try my luck with my hallway carpet as my terraced house opens onto the street. Now if it does mange to shift that I will be not just surprised but really shocked!
Recommended. (Even for lazy housewives like me.)
Thanks for reading.
I am a 20 year old tanning and makeup addict, I am sure you can imagine that this causes no end of problems for my poor cream bedroom carpet....
All along the front of my mirror wardrobe was covered in various different types of makeup. Lipstick, foundation powder, eye shadow, blusher, bronzer, eyeliner. Not to mention the splodges of fake tan all over floor. To be honest I'd given up on ever getting rid of these stains and accepted that they would always be there as they'd been left for so long.
DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE!!
I found this Carpet Power stuff in my Mum's cupboard and thought I might as well give it a try. I sprayed it on all of the areas of my carpet that were covered in some form of cosmetic, didn't rub it in at all and looked again about 5 minutes later and I was amazed to see that all of the stains had faded dramatically, most had actually disappeared altogether.
Some of the more stubborn stains require a few sprays and stains such as eyeliner required a cloth to rub it out but that's to be expected. The fake tan stains were the ones I was most concerned about however they are the easiest to get rid of! Spray, leave it, go back and it's gone!
I honestly cannot live without this stuff now, I never worry about getting stains on my carpet because I always know I can get rid of them!
We have a bit of a problem with our lounge carpet. It's blue so not designed to show every tiny mark but there are patches that just seem to attract dirt and we end up with muddy looking areas on the carpet. It's always in the same places and after a chat with a carpet fitter I know he said these were probably caused by the carpet fitters spilling something on the carpet during fitting and once that happens these areas will repeatedly attract dirt forever. Fabulous. As the carpet was fitted about 7 years ago I doubt they'll make it right now and it has indeed been a problem repeatedly and continues to be one. So carpet cleaner in our house is a must.
We previously used Vanish but I found it left alot of product in the carpet and that took more removing than the initial stain so when I spotted this Carpet Power by OzKleen in the Co-op recently I decided to buy some. It's a 500ml spray bottle that cost just under £3 so not too bad on price. It has a strange selling line on the front which is "Shock! Carpet Power actually works!" which instantly made me think cheap and nasty and probably doesn't work if you have to tell us that directly!
Carpet Power should be kept away from children, sensitive skin, eyes and of course isn't for swallowing. I would add keep it away from animals to that list too. It advertises it can remove stains such as coffee, grease, red wine, make up, dirt, pet stains and many others. It also claims to have a lavender fragrance. It should not be used immediately after any chemicals or bleach and a test patch is advised. It can be used on upholstery and in cars too but I only wanted it for the carpet.
To use the spray you just twist the nozzle to the on position and spray onto the stain. Use a damp cloth or sponge to work the spray into the stain then leave for 5 minutes before dabbing it off or in the case of solids scraping it off. Simple and just like other carpet cleaners.
The first time I used this I'd dropped some high calorie cat paste onto the carpet, this is sticky and contains oil and if left to dry can be virtually impossible to remove. I used this spray on it and it removed it easily which surprised me. However if I hadn't read the back of the bottle there's no way I would have thought this had a fragrance other than strongly chemical! It doesn't smell like lavender to me and the chemical scent is very strong so don't breathe it in or use it near your animal's sensitive lungs.
Since then I've gone round the offending patches on the carpet and it has reduced them but not completely removed them. To be fair to the product though we have a carpet shampooer that we use a couple of times a year and even that can't get all the dirt out of those patches.
I've also used it when one of my boys (cats) was sick and it had been there for a few hours before I got up and noticed it. That can be very acidic and difficult to remove from carpets but this took it right out with no problems.
Overall this is a very effective product, it's easy to use and doesn't take forever to get the actual cleaner off the carpet either it just wipes up. It doesn't smell nice though so don't get fooled by that claim! For heavy stains I would advise rubbing it into the stain rather than dabbing it and for stubborn stains a second application is sometimes necessary. After using it I always cover the patch with kitchen roll to keep it clean until it dries and also to keep my boy's feet off it! It is very good though and I will be buying it again.
A full 5 stars from me.
Finding a carpet cleaner that really does the business is the holy grail of household management. I remember when I was a lot younger, so about forty years ago, that a CERTAIN MANUFACTURER had a catchy song about cleaning a palace in one for less than half a crown.
Well, this isn't 1001, and it costs about three quid. It's CARPET POWER and it comes from a firm called OZKLEEN so no prizes for working out its origin.
We have cats, all three of whom are lovely but who occasionally poo in the wrong place. Now I'm sorry if reading that upsets you, especially if you do your Dooyoo writing and reading over a PC lunch, but it's true, and it's relevant to my review.
We have tried a variety of carpet cleaners to get rid of stains. The very best is of course the Rug Doctor, but that's an expensive machine to own or to rent, and more appropriate if you are doing a complete house, rather than an individual stain.
One day, we saw OzKleen's Carpet Power on the supermarket shelf. It's not a product you can easily miss. Despite the subtle white colour of the plastic body, the rest of it is designed to shout out at you. Most prominent is a lilac label with a close-up carpety texture, on which are emblazoned words in red and yellow like SHOCK! and CARPET POWER ACTUALLY WORKS! and ELIMINATES BAD ODOURS and PLEASANT LAVENDER FRAGRANCE.
The top, which is a trigger operated nozzle, is also red and yellow. This product says LOOK AT ME! So you do, and notice that there's a label there too, which also says SHOCK! It also says THIS PRODUCT ACTUALLY WORKS!
After all this hype, which is both exhilarating and exhausting, you get to read the label on the back. This is much more sober, mainly in black and white.
It makes a few further claims - "removes stains such as coffee, grease, red wine, make-up, dirt, pet stains (GOOD NEWS FOR ME!) and many others. So you could have a really disorderly party and still cover up all traces. There's a testimonial from Allan of Sussex, who has found Carpet Power brilliant for removing pet stains (by this time I had to buy it) and some reassuring information about not testing on animals.
So, the big question Does it work?
You operate it with the trigger, and white foam comes out, which you work into the carpet. I use a toothbrush for this. You then wait five minutes and then damp-rinse the excess and leave to dry, vacuuming if necessary. So it's easy to use, and the foam comes out reliably.
We have found that it does a good job on stains, but it can struggle with the really tough ones, so that you need several goes, or to alternate it with Rug Doctor. Sorry to mention cat poo again, but it can vary in its ability to penetrate a carpet. Sometimes it comes out straight away - at other times, we have to treat it several times before we get a result. Other stains go quickly, including mouse blood!
Now it has to be said that the smell isn't that nice, despite the claims. If you hold the container up to your nose and sniff, there is a tiny hint of something vaguely lavenderish, but it's heavily overlaid with chemicals.
Apart from that, though, this is the best on-the-spot carpet cleaner we have tried, and although it is not infallible, it is easy to use and very often succeeds, and is not too expensive.
Get a bottle for your kitchen cupboard.
I have three small children and a cream carpet. You might think this is daft but I also have Ozkleen Carpet Power so I know I'm ok.
Our worst carpet-accident so far was when I left my 5 month old lying naked on a nappy mat in the living room for about 5 minutes. When I came back, he had wriggled off the mat and done an absolute lake of poo. Skip the next bit if you're squeamish ... if you don't know what a small baby's poo looks like, think chicken korma sauce. A huge puddle on a cream carpet.
So, got the baby cleaned up, mopped up the floor, got the ozkleen out. You spray it pretty liberally over the stain, work it in with a cloth, and leave it for five minutes. Then you clean it off with a wet cloth. And lo! Clean carpet underneath, and no smell either. Magic.
It's worked for mud, ashes from the fire, potty-training my toddler, ribena, and tea.
With hindsight, getting a brand new beige carpet in our lounge a couple of months before having our first baby wasn't the wisest of moves. Inevitably, within weeks of our new bundle of joy arriving, the carpet had been christened following a particularly notable projectile vomiting incident.
Luckily, around the same time my husband had a recommendation from a work colleague to try a product from Ozkleen called Carpet Power and we'd bought some in readiness for just such an occasion. Neither of us had heard of Ozkleen or Carpet Power before this, but discovered from the Ozkleen website that it was easily available in several of the supermarkets, as well as Wilkinsons and cash and carry outlets. We bought a bottle as part of an online shop from Ocado, for £3.69 for a 500ml bottle. The bottle has a spray top, the end of which can be turned to deactivate the spray - it's easy to see when it's deactivated as a very clear, yellow cross becomes visible on the spray end. The packaging is emblazoned all over with the words 'Shock! This product really works!' and to be honest this combined with the bright red, yellow and white packaging makes it look quite cheap and tacky.
Of course, the proof of any product like this is in it's use. After sorting out my daughter, I set to work clearing up the mess she'd left behind. The instructions say to spray directly onto the stain and work outwards with a damp cloth to remove it, leaving for up to five minutes to allow the product to do it's stuff. The makers claim it will remove stains such as coffee, grease, red wine, makeup, dirt and pet stains amongst others. Although vomit wasn't specifically mentioned, I felt anything was worth a try, as if all else had failed I would have considered a claim on the house insurance! I followed the instructions to the letter, using a J-Cloth to wipe the carpet. I have to say I didn't rub particularly hard, for fear of damaging the pile in the carpet - I decided I could always have another go if this first attempt wasn't fully successful. As it turned out, once the Carpet Power had been fully wiped off, the stain was invisible, absolutely and totally disappeared. I'll admit I was gobsmacked, so much so that I asked my husband to try to spot where the accident had happened when he got in from work - he didn't stand a chance!
Our carpet does have in-built stain protection, so it's difficult to say how much of a part this played compared with the Carpet Power. However, I think it's unlikely that this stain protection with just water alone would have had made the stain disappear altogether. I will happily use Carpet Power again, the next time we have a carpet spillage and won't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants to listen. Fantastic product!
It really does work!
Very easy to use
Remove unwanted stains from carpet, car interiors, upholstery and or use it as a pre-spray for clothes!