I've used two products when my three daughter-units went through the toddler
daze: Spot Shot and NYLAC Carpet Cleaner.
If you want an all-purpose spot cleaner, can affort the $5.49 / can then
Spot Shot is the product for you. It excellent. The downside is the chemical
smell that hangs as the product dries. (Huh; I just noticed it's a product
produced by the WD-40 company.)
NYLAC was recommended by the carpet layer. It's my go-to when pets, kids, or
grease get ground into the carpet. NYLAC cn be reached through their 1-800 #
On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:07:31 -0700, The Ranger <cuhulain> wrote:
If you really want to spot clean carpeting, you need a wet-dry vac. Use
boiling water and/or your favorite soap, suck dry, then repeat with
boiling water to rinse. I use one of those bissel cleanmachines and
its luke warm water, but use boiling water when I have a tough spot.
The problem with the cleaners like "spot shot" is that they leave
behind residues which will attract dirt. It'll look clean for a few
weeks, but the spots will return.
I've had good luck with Spot Shot as well as a couple of friends have.
As far as the resides which attract dirt, I think the soapy/detergent
types are the offenders of this. And I think a lot of that is due to
people over soaping the area.
I've had excellent results with "Resolve" carpet cleaners. I used it
when I once rented a carpet cleaning machine. It really cleans high
traffic areas. They sell a variety of products, but I have never used
the "granules". They/it has three five star reviews here.*
Don't walk on the area when still damp as the padding will leach dirt
back into the area. Make sure it is fully dried, before walking on it.
You may find Resolve in a grocery store, if the have rental machines.
Different procedure for different spots and different cleaners for
different carpets is my personal experience. But I have yet to find
a spot I can not remove, that is, if the spot is at all removable.
What type of tan carpet? Berber?
It makes a difference.
What type of spots? Paint?
It makes a difference.
If you truly want your carpet clean then you must work at it.
The first thing to do is put enough effort into it by posting the
specifics of your problem. If you can't put forth that effort then
you'll never put enough effort on the carpet to clean it anyway.
Uhh I guess you did not notice. I am being helpful.
I am trying to persuade you to help yourself by describing the
details. If you can't do that then YOU are the one that is not
You remind me of co-workers that spend more energy trying to get out
of work rather than just going ahead and doing the work in the first
place. In your case the work is describing the specifics with a few
keystrokes. The energy expended to get out of work would be your
multiple posts telling people they are not helpful.
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