Brown Out, containing organic buffered neutralizing acids, is very effective for treating carpets, rugs and upholstery that have been exposed to excessive amounts of shampoo, detergents, powder cleaners, ice melt compounds and other residual matter. The use of Brown Out after wet extraction (steam) cleaning, especially on rugs and upholstery, greatly reduces possibility of browning and dye bleed.
When used at 1:2 with water, followed by extraction, Brown Out will remove the yellowing that sometimes occurs on stain-resistant carpets.
Formulated with Extracon® to prevent and cure browning or tingeing in carpet and upholstered furniture, Brown Out helps restore the original beauty of the fiber, is economical and ensures a high quality finish to your service.
Brown Out contains no phosphates, phenolics, NTA, heavy metals, bleaches, solvents, hydrofluoric acid or other fluorides.
Note: The Citric Acid used on Brown Out is a natural product that can vary from colorless to a light yellow which affects the color of the Brown Out itself.
To cure the yellowing from an overly aggressive detergent, rinse with water to remove the excess detergent, apply Brown Out diluted 1 part Brown Out to 2 parts of water (43 ounces per gallon) to the affected areas, allow to work on the yellowing for 15-20 minutes, do a single wet pass with just plain water and 2 dry passes. Since the stain resistance has been destroyed, apply Bane-Guard® or Teflon® to the carpet. However, the stain resistance warranty has still been voided! Note that if the yellowing was severe, you may have to apply Brown Out undiluted!
BHT (Butylated Hydroxy Toluene) is a common slowly vaporizing preservative used in many plastics including rebound pad. It is even used as a preservative in bread, because it performs well against free radicals. Most of the problems have been on carpets in areas of low air circulation such as in closets, under low-lying furniture, or under throw rugs.
In this photo supplied to us by Beaulieu of America, you can see that the entire carpet has yellowed except where the tackless strip is - and where there there is no pad (cushion) under the carpet. However, this problem can occur out in the middle of the room. Sometimes, most of the carpet will have yellowed except along the baseboard or directly above seaming tape.
This problem seems to occur more frequently in the winter in homes using fossil oil or gas heat. Most carpet manufacturers will not accept this as a claim since it is basically a cushion problem.To cure this problem, most fiber producers recommend a 10% solution of citric acid to remove BHT yellowing, followed by vacuuming. The primary acid in Brown Out is citric. Using Brown Out at 1 part product to 2 parts water will cure this condition. Simply spray the affected area heavily with this solution, allow at least 15 minutes for the yellow to disappear, and do one single wet pass with water (no detergent) and two dry passes. This removes the excess Brown Out but leaves enough behind to reduce the likelihood of the yellow reappearing.
Do a Brown Out flush by rinsing the carpet with a 2-4 ounces per gallon solution of Brown Out in water with no detergent through the base unit to remove all alkaline residue. Use long walk-off mats to prevent track-in.
|Use Concentration||Browning removal or prevention: Diluted 8 ounces per gallon of water.|
|Acid Rince with Brown Out||Diluted 2-4 ounces per gallon with water through machine.|