What is the difference between the various spotters and stain removers that are in the Continental Research line?

They are each built in a different way to target certain types of soils as follows:

  • Can Do – water based formula for both fabric and hard surfaces. Recommended for food soils, light oils, etc. Can also be diluted and used for “bonnet” shampoo with a floor machine.
  • Dr. Spot – water based all purpose spotter – good choice to start with if you don’t know what the stain is.
  • Fiber Swipe – wipes format general purpose spotter product. Low residue for minimal resoiling.
  • Lift Off – water based but with greater solvent content than most. Good for oily, greasy soils.
  • OX-E2-Power Spot & Stain – contains hydrogen peroxide to help remove and ‘de-colorize’ highly colored stains such as juices, wine, ketchup. Also with natural citrus solvent for grease breakdown during removal.

What are the differences in the carpet products Lift Off, Dr. Spot and Ox-E-2?

Lift Off is an aerosol format which makes it easy to use and allows good control of how much product is applied. This in turn prevents over-wetting of the carpet which can deteriorate the carpet backing and cause “browning”. It is formulated with a blend of polar solvents and emulsifiers to specifically target oily stains.

Dr. Spot is a liquid product that is a more general purpose product to remove a wide variety of spots and staining. Given the liquid nature of the product it has capacity to “re-wet” dried stains to remove them even after they have dried.

Ox-E-2 is a spotter fortified with hydrogen peroxide which acts as a “color safe bleach” to take the color out of stain residues, particularly from food products and other proteinaceous soils.