(ARA) - When your son or daughter draws on the walls with crayons, you drop a bowl
of spaghetti on the floor sending sauce flying everywhere, or you finally get tired
of the mildew stains in the shower, what do you do? Most people run to the cupboard
and grab paper towels and the cleaner they feel is most appropriate, then are left frustrated
when the stain doesn't come out.
Stains are not just a nuisance but a real headache for people in the real estate business. "I can't tell you how many times I've had clients walk into a house, see smudges on
the walls, pet stains on the carpet or grease all over the kitchen, and walk right out,"
says Barb Schwarz, who is a real estate agent and founder of the home staging process,
a method by which homes, both lived in and vacant, are cleaned and prepared for showings. "When a prospective buyer comes into a house they are willing to forget a lot of things,
but dirt is not one of them. "
One day, while shopping for cleaning supplies in a hardware store, a fellow shopper
recommended she try a new cleaner called Krud Kutter. "I figured with a name so bold
I had to give it a try," says Schwarz, "and you know what, it really works. "
Krud Kutter is an all-purpose water-based cleaner and degreaser made by Supreme Chemicals
of Georgia. It is safe for the environment as it's biodegradable, nontoxic and VOC compliant,
and according to Schwarz, can clean up just about any stain you can imagine. For regular
household use it removes everything from scuff marks and fingerprints on walls and furniture
to food, drink and pet stains. "I recommended it to a lady who was going to spend $4,000
to paint her entire house to get it ready for sale. She saved a ton of money by just
investing in a few gallons of Krud Kutter and hiring someone to spray it on tough stains
on the walls then wipe them away," says Schwarz.
Real estate agents aren't the only ones who know about the cleaner's usefulness. It
is especially popular among home remodelers too, as it can remove paint stains and tough
adhesives. Jenny Witcraft of Cleveland, Ohio, used it to remove wallpaper paste that
wouldn't budge with any other cleaner. "I sprayed it on and let it sit while I got a
bucket of hot water, a stiff nylon brush and one of my new sponges. It worked beautifully!
It didn't take a lot of scrubbing and I was able to wipe the wall clean in no time. "
Paulette Harper of Salem, Ore., used the cleaner to remove years of waxy build-up on
the floors in her kitchen. "All I did was put it on, let it set for five minutes, and
mop it up. I thought I'd be on my hands and knees all day. I was done in no time. "
The all-purpose cleaner is recommended for use indoors. If you need to remove mold,
mildew or water stains outside the home, or bird droppings on rails and decks, the company
makes a House Wash that is safe for the environment. It uses sporex instead of bleach
to remove stains.
"I've gotten rid of all the other products in my bag," says Schwarz. "Krud Kutter and
a deodorizer are all I need. " Based on feedback like that, and their own independent
testing, just this past May Reader's Digest named Krud Kutter "the best cleaner in America. "
It's not only used in the home, but by major industrial applicators (Ford, General Motors,
Boeing), schools, hospitals, hotels, theme parks (Disney, Six Flags), cruise lines (Royal
Caribbean Carnival), and numerous contractors. You can find Krud Kutter brand cleaners
at home centers, paint and hardware stores nationwide. It is also available through
mass merchants like Target, Wal-Mart and Kmart. Log on to www.krudkutter.com for more
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