Fabuloso is an excellent housekeeping solution that is marketed for cleaning hard surfaces such as floors and kitchen countertops. However, many are unaware that it is also a great cleaning product that works well for carpeted floors.
You can easily use Fabuloso to get rid of tough stains on your carpet since its formula cuts through grease and lifts tough stains from your rugs. Although Fabuloso might not be the first cleaner that comes to mind for carpets or carpeted floors, it is one of the most effective and easy-to-use products.
It can clean discolored and dirty spots on the carpet quickly and leave it looking vibrant. Fabuloso can also act as a deodorizer and can remove any foul odors from the carpet, leaving behind a lovely fragrance. We’ll guide you on how you can achieve this and other cleaning alternatives in this article.
Why You Should Use Fabuloso on Carpets
Fabuloso contains sodium chloride and lactic acid, a combination that helps remove dirt and stains from carpets. Even though it comes with an option of different scents, it is stain-free and doesn’t leave behind any color residue.
The carpet cleaning process with Fabuloso is relatively easy and effective in getting tough stains out of your carpet. Although more expensive carpet cleaners may be more effective for a thorough cleaning, Fabuloso is an affordable option that offers impressive results.
Fabuloso also comes in various colors and fragrances, which means you can deodorize your carpet with your favorite scent. Here’s the complete range:
- Refreshing Lemon
- Passion of Fruits
- Citrus & Fruits (with baking soda)
- Tropical Spring
- Spring in Bloom
- Spring Fresh (with bleach alternative)
Stains on your carpet can be caused by food spills, paints, muddy footprints, and various other reasons. Take note that it’s best to spot-clean these stains with Fabuloso before they have a chance to set in.
How to Use Fabuloso on Carpets
Cleaning carpets with Fabuloso is relatively straightforward. You only need to follow a few simple steps to have your carpet free of dust, stains, and grime.
In the section below, we’ll walk you through how you can use Fabuloso to clean stains from your carpet and leave it smelling clean and fresh. Here are the things you will need for the process:
- Fabuloso (scent of your choice)
- Paper Towel
- Clean Colorfast Cloths
- Spray Bottle with Water
1. Pour Fabuloso on Stained Areas of the Carpet
The first step is to remove as much of the stains as possible by blotting them with a dry paper towel, be careful not to smear and spread the stain to clean areas.
Since carpets are made of various materials, we recommend doing a patch test on a small inconspicuous part of the carpet to test if Fabuloso works well. If you are satisfied with the result, pour a small amount of Fabuloso on the stain on the carpet. Avoid pouring too much product on the stain.
2. Knead Using a Cloth Until The Stain Is Removed
The next step is to place a clean cloth over the stained areas that have been covered by Fabuloso. You will need to knead the cloth into the carpet with your hands to remove the dirt and stains effectively.
We recommend using a colorfast cloth so that you don’t accidentally stain the carpet. Once the stain has been lifted, proceed to the next step. If some dirt or residue still remains, pour some more Fabuloso onto the carpet and repeat this step.
3. Spray the Carpet with Water
Next, rinse away excess product from the carpet so that it doesn’t leave a sticky residue. Using water with a small spray bottle is the most convenient way to do this.
We then recommend blotting the area with a clean, dry cloth or using the same cloth used for cleaning the stain after having rinsed it. Repeat the process until all residue of Fabuloso has been cleaned from the carpet.
4. Dry the Carpet Using a Cloth
The last step of the cleaning process is to dry the carpet using a dry cloth. Blot with a paper towel or dry cloth until relatively dry and leave it to air dry. This step will take some time but will leave your carpet looking and smelling as good as new.
Alternatives for Cleaning Carpets Effectively
There are several alternatives to cleaning carpets that you mix with Fabuloso to create a more potent cleaning solution, or simply use on its own. Some of the most effective and highly recommended methods are mentioned below:
Dedicated Carpet Cleaner
Using an off-the-shelf carpet cleaner is always going to be the most effective solution, as they are formulated to remove tough spots on rugs and carpets. If you are looking for a dedicated instant carpet spot remover, we recommend using the Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remover, or anything similar.
This water-based carpet cleaner is petroleum-free and safe to use around pets and children. Dedicated carpet cleaners are an excellent solution for cleaning grease, oil, ink, coffee, rust, cosmetics residue, dirt, grime, and any pet waste.
Simply spray the product onto the stain and blot it with a clean, dry cloth. Carpet cleaners are convenient to use and don’t require any rinsing or vacuuming.
Vinegar is one of the most effective household products that can be used for cleaning and deodorizing carpets. It is a highly convenient and cost-effective solution that can be used to remove tough stains.
Simply mix one cup of distilled white vinegar with one cup of water and spray it onto the stained or grimy parts of your carpet. Let the solution sit for a few minutes before dabbing the solution away with a clean cloth.
If you want to be a bit more creative, you can mix vinegar with Fabuloso for great results. Simply add 1-2 tablespoons of Fabuloso to a mix of one cup of distilled white vinegar with one cup of water.
Then, pour this cleaning solution into a spray bottle and use it for cleaning carpets or other surfaces in your house. Simply wipe away after spraying or blot away excess with a dry cloth.
Baking soda is another excellent household product that can be used to clean carpets. If you have not used baking soda on your carpet before, we recommend doing a patch test to check the color-fastness of your carpet.
Do this by mixing ½ tablespoon of baking soda in ½ cup of water, and pouring a small amount on an inconspicuous part of the carpet. After that, let it dry naturally.
If you are satisfied with the results, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto the stain. Wet a cloth with hot water and wring out the excess water so that the cloth is damp but not dripping with water.
Place it onto the baking soda on the stain and let it sit for at least three hours. The longer you leave it, the more the baking soda can absorb. Remove the cloth and dry the area to see the final results. If the stain persists, repeat the process.
Another method of cleaning your carpet is to use non-gel shaving cream. Shaving creams can lift stains from your carpet and leave it looking as good as new. We recommend using only white shaving cream on your carpet to avoid discoloration.
For this process, apply a thick layer of shaving cream (about ½ of an inch) on the carpet stain. Let the product soak for at least 20 minutes or until it completely dissolves.
Blot away the stain with a dampened sponge and repeat until all the shaving cream has been removed. Pat the area dry with a cloth and let your carpet air dry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions that some of our users sent in. If you would like to have your questions answered, please feel free to get in touch with us.
Can I Use Fabuloso in My Carpet Cleaner?
Yes, you can use Fabuloso with your carpet cleaner for better results. We recommend diluting the solution with water with a 1:1 ratio for more effective cleaning. You should also check the ingredients of the carpet cleaner and do a patch test beforehand.
Is Fabuloso Kid & Pet-Friendly?
Fabuloso typically comes with a child-safe cap that prevents children from opening and ingesting the product. It is generally safe for use around kids and pets. Nevertheless, it is important to note that it is a minor gastrointestinal irritant, and users should practice caution.
How Often Should Fabuloso Be Used to Clean Carpets?
Carpets should be vacuumed frequently, as doing so removes all loose dust particles. Carpets should also be washed with a carpet cleaner or Fabuloso every 3 – 6 months. This help to remove all impurities and stains from your carpets and rugs.
What Type of Carpets Can I Clean with Fabuloso?
Homeowners can clean various carpets with Fabuloso since it is designed to be a multi-purpose cleaner. You can use Fabuloso on nylon, olefin, polyester, bamboo, acrylic, or any other fabric carpets. Nevertheless, we recommend against using Fabuloso on carpets made of sensitive materials such as fur and leather.