Preface® Prespray Traffic Lane Spotter for Extraction Carpet Cleaning

Prespraying carpet before extraction cleaning

Prespraying Preface improves cleaning of carpet while reducing the risk of over-wetting. Preface Traffic Lane Spotter Prespray is the primary Bane-Clene carpet cleaning traffic lane spotter. It may be used on stain-resist nylon carpet and as a prespray when wet-cleaning upholstery. The primary ingredient is Emulon®, an emulsifier system developed by Bane-Clene to emulsify the oil and grease in fibers.

Features and Benefits of Preface:

  • Preface Prespray is a super-concentrated blend of synergistic emulsifiers and water-soluble, non-hydrocarbon solvents designed to safely remove heavily compacted oil, grease and all water-soluble soils.
  • Preface Traffic Lane Spotter also contains revitalizing softening agents.
  • Preface Prespray is a tremendous carpet and upholstery pre-spotter.
  • Preface Prespray is safe for stain-resistant nylon fibers, most natural fibers and prints.
  • Oil and grease are quickly emulsified and water-based stains pop out with ease when Preface is used.
  • It is the answer to dissolving grease on restaurant carpets, soot rings on carpets around floor vents and oily compounds found on upholstery.
  • Originally developed for dissolving body oils on upholstery, Preface prespray greatly improves cleaning while reducing the risk of over-wetting, browning and shrinkage.
  • Preface is specially designed for use on colorfast textiles and should not be used on textiles that require dry cleaning, nor should it be used undiluted.
  • Preface Prespray does not contain hydrocarbons, caustic alkalis, chlorinated solvents or Butyl Cellosolve.

Properties & Specifications:

  • Restrictions on Use: Professional Use Only. Keep out of reach of children.
  • Form: Clear, yellowish-green liquid with Lemon fragrance.
  • Use pH: Under 10 at 1:10 with water.
  • Use Concentration: 1:10 with water.
  • Approved Use: Safe for stain-resistant nylon carpet.
  • Storage: Protect product from freezing. Keep container closed when not in use.
  • Container Size: Single gallons.
  • Manufacturer: Bane-Clene Corp.®.
  • Country of Manufacture: United States of America.
  • Flammability: Non-flammable.

Instructions and Directions for Cleaning Carpet with Preface Prespotter:

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Read label directions and cautions before using.
  • Always test on a hidden or inconspicuous area first.
  • Upholstery fabrics and oriental rugs should be tested for color fastness before cleaning.
  • Dilute 10 parts of water to 1 part Preface (13 ounces per gallon) in a Stainless Steel Pump-Up Pressure Sprayer OR preferably apply through an Injection Sprayer. The Injection Sprayer is connected to your solution hose in place of the floor tool so that the solution coming through is hot. Under extreme soil conditions, may be diluted 4 parts water to 1 part Preface. Apply Preface Prespray to the carpet, rug or upholstery 5-10 minutes before cleaning.
  • If the carpet or rug is extremely soiled, work the prespray into the pile with a carpet rake.
  • Avoid overuse of prespray - over application of traffic lane spotter is one of the biggest causes of resoiling.
  • Extraction clean the carpet, rug or upholstery and get dry as quickly as possible.
  • If there were a lot of spills on the carpet, apply ARA Anti-Resoiling Agent after cleaning.
  • Apply carpet, rug or upholstery protector.
  • Groom the carpet or rug with a Grandi-Groom or Grand Brush for better appearance.
  • NOTE: Use TLS® 2000 Heavy-Duty Carpet Prespray / Traffic Lane Spotter for most commercial carpet cleaning and Pro-Zyme+ Grease Digester and Protein Prespray for restaurant grease and blood.

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VIDEO: What are Carpet Cleaning Presprays, Pretreatments or Traffic Lane Spotters and How Are They Used?

A carpet cleaning traffic lane spotter or prespray is a pretreatment chemical solution applied to certain areas of the carpet in advance of the carpet cleaning extraction process. This YouTube video is excerpted from a “Chemistry of Cleaning” training class for professional carpet cleaners by Bane-Clene’s chemist, Don Terry

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