“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Upholstery Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
With 3 cats, cream carpets and a man living in the house ( sorry men) I always like to have some sort of carpet cleaner in the cupboard. Despite a "no shoe" rule I still sometimes get marks on the carpet. My favourite one is Tesco Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner. It costs approximately £3.00 for a 500ml spray bottle.
The packaging has changed from the picture Dooyoo are showing the bottle is now purple with a blue and clear plastic trigger spray. Its a curvy plastic bottle with a teardrop shaped label on the front. This informs the customer that it is Tesco Carpet and Upholstery cleaner and claims to removes stains, neutralise odours, give fast and effective stain removal and is suitable for standard carpet types including wool. The back of the bottle gives the instructions for use and quite a few standard warnings. It also shows the bunny logo to show Tesco are against animal testing,
As with most cleaners you are advised to clean any stains as soon as possible. So, when Mark was eating an Easter egg, managed to get a piece on the carpet, put his foot on it and melt it and proceeded to pad it all across the lounge I reached for my trusty purple bottle.
The back of the bottle advises to remove any loose material and blot up as much liquid as possible, this obviously didn't apply to melted chocolate I just scraped up what I could. I followed the instructions and sprayed the stain and left it for 5 minuets. The trigger spray works easily it has a twisty on/off end and the spray comes out as foam. It has a slight "damp washing" smell with a very faint hint of bleach. After 5 minuets the foam has gone and I simply gently rub the little patch or blot it with a clean absorbent cloth. I have found every time the stain has vanished. It is that simple!
Of course there are the warnings to be aware of, these are:-
* Keep away from children
* Keep away from your eyes and if you get any liquid in them wash immediately with warm water
*If swallowed seek medical advice
*Do not mix with bleach and do not use on metal
*Wear gloves when using it as it may cause irritation ( I never do and have had no reaction to this)
*Do not use on velvet, brocade, silk or oriental rugs.
You are advised to always test a small area first as the cleaner does contain a mild bleaching agent but personally I have used this on my carpets, a rug and my black sofa and have had no problems at all.
Apart from the melted chocolate (what a waste!) I have used this on tea and coffee, wet compost when my 3 little fur balls all decided it would be fun to dig in my freshly watered flower pot and many general dirty marks that just sometimes seem to appear. I have had total success on all these and have only ever had to apply the cleaner twice to get the stain out on one occasion. It really is an excellent product.
I would definitely recommend keeping this in the house. Its so handy and quick to blitz any stains. It doesn't leave the carpet or furniture soaking wet either. Of course if you have a stain that's been in the carpet for ever then chances are this wont shift it, but for on the spot stain removal its brilliant.
This is only available in Tesco and Tecso.com but if you need any more information you can go to www.ukproductinfo.com/tesco.
About a year or so ago, I wrote a review on the vanish high traffic powerfoam, which very effectively removed a rather unsightly green make up stain on our bedroom carpet. At the time, I commented that I had first tried Tesco Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner, which I realised I hadn't actually reviewed itself.
This Tesco cleaner costs £2.48 for a 500ml spray bottle, which is substantially cheaper than the vanish version, which is why I tried it in the first place, as an attempt to save some money and kept my fingers crossed that it would remove the stain.
My version of this product differs slightly from the picture at the top of the page, as my bottle is purple with a blue lid. On the front of my bottle, it states that this cleaner has 2 uses as it 'removes stains', 'neutralises odours'.
On the reverse, it states that this carpet and upholstery cleaner offers 'fast and effective stain removal' and includes an 'pxygen based bleaching agent to remove the toughest of stains'. It also claims to be suited to standard carpet types including wool. In much smaller print, you can read on the reverse, that this product is not suitable for velvet materials, or silk or oriental rugs. THe spray can also not be used
THe first time I used this (last year), it has absolutely no effect on the green make up stain on my bedroom carpet, and that was afer me attempting it several times in the vain hope that I wouldn't end up having to go back to Tesco to purchase the more expensive vanish foam - but it was not to be, and unfortunately, in this case, you get what you pay for, and the more expensive product ie the vanish powerfoam got rid of the stain unlike this Tesco spray.
Recently, noticing it at the back of the cupboard, I decided to give it another go, on another smaller make up stain on our bedroom carpet, but again, this proved futile, as it seemed to make absolutely no difference to the stain, and I went back to using my good old reliable vanish powerfoam, which successfully removed the stain.
So, all in all, in this case, you get what you pay for, and I am not one to say that often, as I think many a cheaper product is just as good as its more expensive branded equivalent, but definitely not in this case. The vanish powerfoam spray may be almost double the price, but you will most likely have to buy it anyhow, so I wouldnt; waste your money the first time. Disappointing.
The other day the cat was sick on my bedroom carpet and rug. I rooted around in the cupboard for something to clean it with as I obviously didnt want it to stain. This is when I found this - Tesco Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner.
The bottle is now purple rather than pink but other than that it looks identical to the picture shown above. There is a trigger spray which helps with application. From the Tesco website I can see that this product costs £2.48 for 500ml, however it is currently on offer for £2 until 14/09/10.
So to use the product, Tesco suggest that you remove as much of the stain as you can with a cloth then spray the stain remover over the stain. Leave for 5 minutes and then blot clean. It also says that some stains may require a second application.
So I followed the instructions and was amazed to see that the 2 main stains I was worried about had disappeared meaning my rug and that part of the carpet were saved!
Seeing as it had worked so good on those stains, I decided to try it on a couple more stains that had been on the carpet for some time. Sadly, this could not shift those stains however it is worth noting they had been there for a long time, if I had used it as soon as the stain had got on the carpet then it may well have removed the mark.
I like this product, I will continue to use this and will also recommend it to friends. It certainly does the job it is meant to do and it is a bargain price aswell - £2.50 to save your carpets! An essential item if you have children, pets or a messy partner!
With having cream carpets throughout upstairs, and a little boy who's just turned one, there's inevitably going to be some accidents, which is why its always handy to have some carpet cleaner handy for emergencies.
Now it has to be said, that this cleaner works best on fresher stains-some of the older mars on the carpet it jst wont simply budge, but maybe that's just my fault!
I decided to buy the Tesco version as opposed to branded makes, simply for the price, and ease of use. But is it any good?
It comes in a handy trigger spray bottle, so its very easy to dispense. You simply spray the cleaner on the stain, and leave it for a few minutes, then go back and dab with a damp cloth, removing the stain. When you spray it down, it slightly foams up, and it must be said it has a lovely smell to it.
When coming to remove the cleaner, its easily removed without having to scrub the carpet lie a madman, and you are left with a nice clean piece of carpet, but as already mentioned about carpet cleaners, it then makes the rest of the carpet dirty!
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product, it does exactly what you want the product to do, and is cheaper than a lot of alternative brands.
I thought I would try this as an alternative to vanish carpet cleaner, that I had been using for a number of years, as it was over apound cheaper.
My son decided to give me the opportunity to test this product out almost as soon as I got back from the shops when he dripped a red Ice lolly over the floor. We have a pale blue carpet so it looked like purple blobs all over the floor.
You simply sparay the product onto the carpet and then leave it for 2 minutes. The spay comes out foamy so that you can see quite easily where you have sprayed the product. After 2 minutes I found that the best way was to try and blot the stain out with kitchen roll. The stain did come out after a couple of applications, but as this was a pretty drastic stain I didn't expect that it would come out straight away. The vanish alternative has needed a couple of applications to get the stain out fully for similar stains.
The only criticism I do have is that it has worked too well - not only did it effectively remove the stain but it it cleaned the carpet really effectively - so now I know how dirty my carpet is!!
Fast & Effective Stain Removal / Neutralises odour / Colourfast and safe on all standard carpet types including wool.