How to Clean Your Carpet

Our carpets are an investment, and it goes without saying that we want them to last for as long as possible. This can be tricky though, especially in high-traffic areas such as our living rooms and hallways. With so much footfall every day (often including the muddy shoes of little ones!) your carpets are hiding deep down dirt that vacuuming alone cannot remove.

But don’t worry, cleaning a dirty carpet is easy – especially when you’ve got Vanish Carpet & Upholstery Gold Foam or Vanish Carpet & Upholstery Gold Powder to hand! Read on to find out how you can clean your carpet at home, and you’ll be enjoying professional-feeling results in no time!

How to clean a carpet

Vanish Carpet & Upholstery Gold Foam and Vanish Carpet & Upholstery Gold Powder makes cleaning your carpet at home easy, no matter how dirty! These powerful products will deodorize and freshen your carpet, as well as soften it thanks to our special formula with added conditioning ingredients.

For best results, follow these simple instructions:

For Vanish Carpet Care Gold Powder:

  1. Ventilate the room well prior to use. Vacuum the carpet before use.
  2. Shake the bag and then sprinkle the powder evenly on the carpet.
  3. Using a soft bristle brush, brush the powder thoroughly into the carpet and leave to dry for 20 minutes.
  4. Simply vacuum the whole carpet thoroughly.

Occasionally you may find light patches on your carpet after cleaning with Vanish Gold Powder, as the powder binds to stain residues – but there’s no need to worry! Simply remove the residues with a soft brush and vacuum again.

For Vanish Carpet Care Gold Foam:

  1. Shake the can well and spray from an 80cm height over the area that needs treating. Always spray the carpet cleaner downwards, never upwards.
  2. Work in the foam using a colourfast clean brush or a clean damp mop/sponge. Leave for 2 hours, or until dry.
  3. Simply vacuum the whole carpet thoroughly.

How to spot clean a carpet

It’s inevitable that our carpets will endure the occasional spill – leaving unsightly, set-in marks that may not be treated by carpet cleaning alone. For full instructions, read our article on how to remove stains from a carpet.

How to clean a rug

How you clean your rug will depend what it’s made of. To clean a rug made from carpet like material simply use Vanish Carpet & Upholstery Gold Powder in exactly the same way as you would with a normal carpet!

If your rug is made of another, more delicate material, however, such as brocade or velvet, you’ll need to act more carefully. Start by hoovering the rug on both sides to get rid of dust and debris, then spot clean the rug using a mild mixture of soapy water.