“ Brand: Vanish / Type: Carpet Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
Vanish Powerfoam fresh and clean is a high traffic carpet cleaner. I went down to Asda in search of a carpet cleaner that will make my carpet look nicer as we have a dog and two children so the carpet does get a bit of a state at times. I spotted this on the shelf priced at £3.50 and as it looked easy to use and makes some great claims about how great it makes your carpet look I thought I'd give it a go.
The foam comes in a 600ml spray can with the Vanish logo and a pink lid. The packaging tells me that the foam removes five times more dirt than vacuuming alone and gives long lasting carpet freshness. To use the foam, shake well and spray 80cm away from the carpet. The foam then needs to be worked into the carpet using a sponge or soft brush. This then needs to be left for 2 hours or until the foam is dry.
The first thing I noticed about the foam was it's smell, really clean smelling with a floral hint. Definitely a smell that I'd love to stick to my carpet. The foam sprays on evenly in a thin line of spray so there is no overspill or risk of spraying too much, it is also really difficult to get this on any furniture etc so that is a definite plus point. I then used a sponge (make sure it's colourfast) to work the foam into the carpet which was very easy, this left the carpet slightly damp. I waited the 2 hours and vacuumed over the top. I'm really pleased with the results, my carpet looks clean and a lot newer than it previously did. We are in need of new carpet to be honest but the results from using this foam have meant I can put it off a little longer. The smell of the foam hasn't been as strong as I'd have liked it to be but there's definitely a difference and most importantly to me all dog smells have completely gone.
I'll give this 5 stars. Easy to use, and does what it claims to.
This is a review of Vanish Power Foam For Carpets, one of the staple products in our cleaning cupboards. We have been using this for years on our carpets and it is a real life saver when you have one of those 'oh no!' moments.
What is it?
The foam comes in a tall spray can, which is bright pink as is most of the Vanish range. You spray the foam directly on to the carpet then scrub and vacuum it to get it clean.
The can is easy to activate with a shake and it sprays out quickly (and it can splatter a bit when you do this). I just generously cover the area of concern, leave for a couple of minutes - but no longer or it starts to evaporate - and then either scrub with a stiff brush if it's a bad stain or dab with kitchen roll if it's not too bad. Once the foam has dispersed, you are advised to vacuum the area which can help to finalise the process.
Once dry, the stain has usually totally gone or has vastly reduced. Sometimes I will wait 24 hours and then have another go at it and I can usually get it to an acceptable level. We have a cream carpet in our bedroom and the occasional tea stain has been tackled in there but even worse is when the cats cough up a hair ball or are sick, it really needs something high strength to tackle it and we have found the Vanish Power Foam for Carpets works the majority of the time.
Having a young baby and cats presents numerous challenges for our bottle of Vanish Power Foam for Carpets and I am pleased with its performance. It works well on food stains and muddy marks but it just takes a bit of patience to apply, scrub, vacuum and dry. Our bottle lasts months with at least weekly use (usually more!) so is worth the price tag.
This product is not cheap but it is sold in a large bottles sized 600ml. In Tesco it is £4.60 and I have not really seen it sold much cheaper elsewhere.
This is a product we regularly use and will continue to use when tackling life's little (constant) emergencies!