I was excited to test the industrial-strength Soap-Free Procyon Spot & Stain Remover Spray, which is specifically designed for carpet and upholstery. We don’t currently have any stains in our new carpets or upholstery, but it’s always good to have something on hand in case spills happen. We have a carpet cleaner that washes and dries the carpet with concentrated soap and water, but it’s very bulky and I would prefer something that doesn’t need rinsing action.
Procyon is unique because it’s made without soap, so it doesn’t need to be washed out. Just spray and blot it – pretty cool! I tested it out on one of our entry rugs, which has seen a lot of muddy footsteps. Even after several trips through the washing machine, there were a few darkened dirt spots that haven’t come out. The Procyon Stain Remover completely lifted them within a minute. I didn’t even have to let the spray sit or wait for it to be effective.
The only slight concern is that it did lighten the rug’s color a little bit, so I can tell where I sprayed it. It’s honestly far less noticeable once I put it back on the floor and stopped staring at it so closely, like you do in the midst of cleaning. Honestly, the lightness that it left behind is less noticeable than the mud spot was, so I think it’s a net positive. Just make sure to test the color on a discreet corner before you start so that you can see how the product will change the color of your upholstery or carpet. It does say that your carpet will be brighter after cleaning, so maybe that’s what the company meant.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the product. It’s super easy to use and I love that it doesn’t require rinsing to remove any harsh soap chemicals. It’s also completely odor-free and eco-friendly, so that’s wonderful!