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Trial Number 1

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate supplied cleaners for carpet stain removal

Date Run:

07/16/2019

Experiment Procedure:

Thirteen almond white tufted cut pile test carpet measuring 7 inch by 15 inch were stained with ten staining agents. Each staining agent was applied to the test carpet in triplicate, spaced out at .5 inches. The staining agent was applied to the surface using a trigger pump spray bottle capable of delivering 2.5 +/- 0.5 ml of stain mixture. The spray was focused within a staining ring measuring 1.5 inches wide by 1.2 inches high.

The ten staining agents included mustard, ketchup, coffee, grape juice, black permanent marker (2 1” lines instead of 2.5 ml), chocolate syrup, dirty motor oil, AATCC synthetic soil, cat urine, and simulated dog vomit. These staining agents were used according to the dilution ratios listed in the table below:

Staining Agent: Dilution Ratio:
Mustard 1:2 mustard: water
Catsup 1:3 catsup: water
Hot Coffee 60 +/- 3° C 1 Teaspoon coffee to 175 mL water
Purple Grape Juice Full concentration
Black Marker N/A
Dirty Motor Oil Full concentration
AATCC Synthetic Soil 0.5 grams/ 100 mL of water
Chocolate Syrup 1:4 chocolate: water

Following the overnight aging, any excess solid staining agent was removed from the test carpet. Cleaner 1 was applied to saturate set one. The process was repeated for Cleaner 2. The solutions were allowed to sit on the stain for two minutes. The saturated stain was blotted with a Kimberly Clark Reinforced wiper towel. Any transfer of the stain or cleaner to the towel was noted. Blotting continued until the stain was completely removed or three applications of the cleaning solution were performed. The total number of applications were recorded for each stain. The sets were allowed to sit for another 24 (+/- two hours) before evaluating the stains. 

A minimum of three lab personnel were used to evaluate the stain removal efficacy which were then averaged together for the final rating. The evaluations were based on the following scale.

Rating key:
1 No stain
2 Slight Stain
3 Noticeable Stain
4 Considerable Stain
5 Severe Stain

Trial Results:

Result of Visual Analysis: Resolve Spot and Stain

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 3 3 3.33 3.44 2.27
4 3 3 3.33
4 3 4 3.67
Ketchup 3 2 2 2.33 2.00
2 2 1 1.67
2 2 2 2.00
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Black Marker 4 5 5 4.67 4.78
4 5 5 4.67
5 5 5 5.00
Motor Oil 2 2 1 1.67 1.78
2 2 1 1.67
2 2 2 2.00
Synthetic Soil 2 2 2 2.00 2.11
2 3 2 2.33
2 2 2 2.00
Chocolate Syrup 4 4 3 3.67 3.56
4 3 3 3.33
4 4 3 3.67
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog vomit 2 2 2 2.00 2.00
2 2 2 2.00
2 2 2 2.00

Result of Visual Analysis: Shout Pets: Enzymatic Stain and Odor Remover

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 3 4 3 3.33 3.11 2.44
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
Ketchup 3 2 3 2.67 2.67
3 2 3 2.67
3 2 3 2.67
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 1 1 1.00 1.22
2 1 1 1.33
1 1 2 1.33
Black Marker 3 4 4 3.67 4.11
3 4 4 3.67
5 5 5 5.00
Motor Oil 2 3 3 2.67 2.22
1 2 2 1.67
1 3 3 2.33
Synthetic Soil 4 3 2 3.00 2.67
3 2 2 2.33
3 3 2 2.67
Chocolate Syrup 4 4 5 4.33 4.33
4 4 5 4.33
4 4 5 4.33
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00

 

Dog Vomit

 

2 2 2 2.00 2.11
3 2 2 2.33
2 2 2 2.00

Result of Visual Analysis: Woolite Heavy Traffic Carpet Foam 

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 4 4 4.00 4.56 2.72
5 4 5 4.67
5 5 5 5.00
Ketchup 2 3 3 2.67 2.56
2 2 3 2.33
2 3 3 2.67
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00

 

1.00

1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 2 1 1 1.33 1.33
2 1 1 1.33
2 1 1 1.33
Black Marker 5 5 5 5.00 5.00
5 5 5 5.00
5 5 5 5.00
Motor Oil 2 2 3 2.33 2.22
2 2 2 2.00
2 2 3 2.33
Synthetic Soil 2 3 3 2.67 2.67
2 3 3 2.67
2 3 3 2.67
Chocolate Syrup 5 5 4 4.67 4.67
5 5 4 4.67
5 5 4 4.67
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 2 2 2 2.00 2.22
3 2 2 2.33
3 2 2 2.33

Result of Visual Analysis: Oxyclean Carpet & Area Rug 

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 3 3 3.33 3.56 2.14
4 3 4 3.67
4 3 4 3.67
Ketchup 3 3 4 3.33 2.89
3 2 3 2.67
3 2 3 2.67
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 1 1 1.00 1.11
1 1 1 1.00
1 2 1 1.33
Black Marker 3 4 3 3.33 3.44
3 4 3 3.33
4 4 3 3.67
Motor Oil 2 2 1 1.67

 

1.44

1 1 1 1.00
2 2 1 1.67
Synthetic Soil 1 2 1 1.33 2.11
3 3 2 2.67
  2 2 3 2.33
Chocolate Syrup 3 3 3 3.00 3.11
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 4 3.33
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 2 2 2 2.00 1.78
1 2 2 1.67
1 2 2 1.67

Result of Visual Analysis: Woolite Insta Clean

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 3 3 3 3.00 3.33 2.21
4 4 4 4.00
3 3 3 3.00
Ketchup 2 3 3 2.67 2.56
2 3 3 2.67
2 3 2 2.33
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
  1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 1 1 1.00 1.11
1 1 1 1.00
1 2 1 1.33
Black Marker 3 3 3 3.00 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
Motor Oil 2 3 3 2.67 2.33
2 2 2 2.00
  2 3 2 2.33
Synthetic Soil 3 3 2 2.67 2.78
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 2 2.67
Chocolate Syrup 3 3 3 3.00 3.33
3 3 3 3.00
4 4 4 4.00
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 2 2 3 2.33 1.67
1 1 2 1.33
1 1 2 1.33

                                                                                                                   Result of Visual Analysis: Shout Carpet                                                                                            

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 3 3 3 3.00 2.89 2.58
3 3 3 3.00
3 2 3 2.67
Ketchup 2 2 3 2.33 2.33
2 2 3 2.33
2 2 3 2.33
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 2 2 1.67 1.56
2 1 2 1.67
1 1 2 1.33
Black Marker 3 4 4 3.67 3.78
4 4 4 4.00
  3 4 4 3.67
Motor Oil 2 3 3 2.67 2.89
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
Synthetic Soil 4 4 3 3.67 3.67
4 4 3 3.67
4 4 3 3.67
Chocolate Syrup 3 4 5 4.00 4.11
3 4 5 4.00
4 4 5 4.33
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 3 2 3 2.67 2.56
3 2 3 2.67
3 2 2 2.33

Result of Visual Analysis: Resolve Carpet Foam

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 3 3 4 3.33 3.11 2.38
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
Ketchup 3 2 2 2.33

 

2.22

3 2 2 2.33
2 2 2 2.00
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 2 2 1.67 1.56
1 2 2 1.67
  1 1 2 1.33
Black Marker 4 4 3 3.67 3.56
4 3 3 3.33
4 4 3 3.67
Motor Oil 3 3 2 2.67

 

2.00

2 2 1 1.67
  2 2 1 1.67
Synthetic Soil 2 3 2 2.33 2.56
3 3 2 2.67
  3 3 2 2.67
Chocolate Syrup 3 3 4 3.33 3.22
3 2 3 2.67
4 3 4 3.67
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 4 3 3 3.33 3.56
4 3 4 3.67
4 3 4 3.67

 

Result of Visual Analysis: Clorox Urine Remover 

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 4 4 4.00 4.00 2.48
4 4 4 4.00
4 4 4 4.00
Ketchup 4 4 4 4.00 3.44
3 4 3 3.33
3 3 3 3.00
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
  1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 1 2 1.33 1.22
1 2 1 1.33
1 1 1 1.00
Black Marker 4 3 3 3.33 3.89
5 4 3 4.00
5 5 3 4.33
Motor Oil 1 2 3 2.00 1.67
1 2 2 1.67
1 2 1 1.33
Synthetic Soil 3 3 3 3.00 2.89
3 3 3 3.00
2 3 3 2.67
Chocolate Syrup 3 4 4 3.67 3.67
3 4 4 3.67
3 4 4 3.67
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 2 2 2 2.00 2.00
2 2 2 2.00
2 2 2 2.00

Result of Visual Analysis: Shout Pets Pro Strength Stain and Odor Remover 

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 2 3 2 2.33 2.78 2.20
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
Ketchup 3 3 3 3.00 2.56
2 2 3 2.33
2 2 3 2.33
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 3 3 2 2.67 2.89
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
Black Marker 3 3 3 3.00 3.11
3 3 3 3.00
  4 3 3 3.33
Motor Oil 2 2 1 1.67 1.33
1 1 1 1.00
2 1 1 1.33
Synthetic Soil 3 3 1 2.33 2.11
3 2 1 2.00
3 2 1 2.00
Chocolate Syrup 3 2 2 2.33 2.89
4 3 4 3.67
3 2 3 2.67
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 2 2 3 2.33 2.33
2 2 3 2.33
2 2 3 2.33

 

 

                                                                                                                       Result of Visual Analysis: Shout Carpet Urine Destroyer                                                                                                

Soil Clean Visual: Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 5 5 4.67 4.89 2.73
5 5 5 5.00
5 5 5 5.00
Ketchup 5 5 5 5.00 4.78
5 5 4 4.67
5 5 4 4.67
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 1 1 1.00 1.11
1 1 1 1.00
2 1 1 1.33
Black Marker 4 4 3 3.67 4.33
5 4 4 4.33
5 5 5 5.00
Motor Oil 2 2 2 2.00 2.00
2 2 2 2.00
  2 2 2 2.00
Synthetic Soil 3 3 3 3.00 2.56
2 2 2 2.00
  3 3 2 2.67
Chocolate Syrup 3 3 2 2.67 2.67
3 3 2 2.67
3 3 2 2.67
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 3 3 3 3.00 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00

Result of Visual Analysis: Febreze Heavy Traffic Carpet Foam 

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 3 3 3.33 3.22 2.34
4 2 2 2.67
  5 3 3 3.67
Ketchup 3 3 2 2.67 2.33
2 2 2 2.00
  2 3 2 2.33
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 1 1 1 1.00 1.11
1 1 1 1.00
1 2 1 1.33
Black Marker 3 3 3 3.00 3.89
5 4 4 4.33
4 4 5 4.33
Motor Oil 2 3 2 2.33 2.22
2 2 2 2.00
2 3 2 2.33
Synthetic Soil 3 2 2 2.33 2.33
3 2 2 2.33
3 2 2 2.33
Chocolate Syrup 3 3 3 3.00 3.33
3 3 3 3.00
4 4 4 4.00
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 3 3 3 3.00 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00

 

 

Result of Visual Analysis: Urine Gone

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 4 3 3.67 3.78 2.31
4 4 3 3.67
4 4 4 4.00
Ketchup 4 3 3 3.33 3.33
4 3 3 3.33
  4 3 3 3.33
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 2 2 2 2.00 1.78
2 1 1 1.33
2 2 2 2.00
Black Marker 3 3 3 3.00 2.78
2 2 3 2.33
  3 3 3 3.00
Motor Oil 1 1 1 1.00 1.11
1 1 1 1.00
2 1 1 1.33
Synthetic Soil 2 2 2 2.00 2.00
2 2 2 2.00
2 2 2 2.00
Chocolate Syrup 3 3 3 3.00 3.11
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 4 3.33
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 3 3 3 3.00 3.22
3 4 4 3.67
3 3 3 3.00

Result of Visual Analysis: Resolve Urine Destroyer 

Soil Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Avg. Clean Visual Overall Average
Mustard 4 4 4 4.00 3.89 2.46
4 4 3 3.67
4 4 4 4.00
Ketchup 3 3 3 3.00 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
3 3 3 3.00
Hot Coffee 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Grape Juice 2 2 1 1.67 1.44
1 1 1 1.00
2 2 1 1.67
Black Marker 4 4 4 4.00 4.11
4 3 4 3.67
  4 5 5 4.67
Motor Oil 1 2 2 1.67 1.44
1 1 1 1.00
1 2 2 1.67
Synthetic Soil 3 3 3 3.00 2.67
3 2 2 2.33
2 3 3 2.67
Chocolate Syrup 3 4 4 3.67 3.67
4 4 3 3.67
3 4 4 3.67
Urine 1 1 1 1.00 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
1 1 1 1.00
Dog Vomit 2 2 3 2.33 2.33
2 2 3 2.33
2 2 3 2.33

Success Rating:

Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.

Conclusion:

The thirteen cleaning products were effective and similar in performance overall of removing staining agents from carpet.

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