Folex Carpet Spot Remover

Show of hands: How many of you thought I just misspelled “Rolex” in the title? Well, Folex, the carpet spot remover, is kinda like the Rolex of carpet cleaners to me, so you weren’t far off.

Here’s a little background of the messes in my life since we have owned the house with WHITE BERBER carpeting:

* Three large indoor dogs, ranging from 54-75 lbs.

* A daily spuking hairball-afflicted indoor cat.

* Boy and friends.

* Husband and a general, “Oh, did I do that?!” innocence.

* Me and my bringin’-the-outdoors-indoors schmutz.

* Sweet E and his drooly, peey, poopy orifices.

Did you catch the part about my WHITE BERBER carpeting? That list is a whole lotta dirt to grind into all that white. Enough to make one crazy if one didn’t have anything to clean that WHITE BERBER carpet with.

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Enter Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remover :

Folex Carpet Stain Remover

Here’s the stuff I love about Folex:

* It’s odor-free.

* VOC’s, CFC’s, and Petroleum free.

* NON-TOXIC: this is a biggie for me, as I won’t buy the toxic stuff because, HELLO!, it’s toxic.  Plus, can’t have Sweet E on my carpets rolling around in chemicals.

* No solvents = non-flammable. This was more of a fun fact for me, but maybe for you it’s important.

* Can use in carpet cleaning machines.

That last one was a surprise to me, one I discovered last year even though I have been using this product for many years. Usually, I follow the instructions (always test on a hidden area) and it works, but for some reason I never knew you could use it in the carpet machine. So what did I do? I tested it for ya!

Here are my results (I didn’t get “before” pics, dang it.) Please note these carpets are 20-years old:

This is the area in front of the couch. We spend lots of time here with Dexter Dog. The whiter spots are where I spilled and it’s still w-e-t. Hence, the fan. HENCE!

Folex Carpet Stain Remover

 

Hallway. As you can see, the Folex didn’t make the carpets “like new” but it went a long way in getting the path less-worn looking.

 

This is the area that leads from the kitchen to the other rooms. Lots of traffic. Probably the most traffic. Think dog with muddy paws coming in from the garage, think Husband, think hungry boys, think Patti and her cake messes. Look at that whiteness:

Folex Carpet Stain Remover

 

In this pic, I want you to look at the area right by the door. That area is notorious for a dirty hue. We all drag the outdoors in with us. After a cleaning (and the drying) it was very clean. (those wet spots dried to a normal hue)

Folex Carpet Stain Remover

The Opposing Camp:

I asked around to see if others I knew used Folex or had heard of Folex and I got a mixed bag of results. Those who love it, LOVE IT. Those on the fence had this to say: Folex turns the cleaned spot light, when completely cleaned. Fair enough. I have experienced this also, but since I have WHITE BERBER (what was I thinking?!), my perception has been that the lighter spot is the cleaned spot when using full-strength. It can also be diluted.

How I Use:

I used one full bottle diluted with water to clean my carpets with the machine. Typically, though, I use the product full-strength, spraying right out of the bottle, for spot cleaning, then brushing the spot as directed.  After a few seconds, blot.  Repeat steps if necessary.

Final Analysis:

I have tried almost every non-toxic product out there. With the cat, I was spot-cleaning those carpets on a daily basis and nothing was working. It was out of desperation that I tried Folex. I’d tried everything else on the shelf, so I though what could it hurt. I took it home, used it, and BOOM! haven’t looked back.

I am definitely in the LOVE IT camp.

If you noticed on the label it also claims to remove blood stains.  I got the chance to test that claim this week.

Husband cut himself while working on a job site and bled all over the front of his jeans.  After cleaning up the best he could, he continued working in the 100° Texas temps (Texas Tough, y’all!), effectively baking in the blood stains.

Good job, baby!

When he got home that evening, he explained what had happened and asked if I could get the stains out.

Lawsy.

I washed the jeans a four times before I remembered the Folex.  I grabbed the bottle, sprayed the area, worked it in, then washed again.  The stains were definitely lighter, but required a few more washings with a few more sprays of Folex.

Today, the only thing left of the massacre is a faint small brownish spot.  We’re counting it as a success.  I feel certain if I had caught the stains earlier and had remembered to use Folex immediately there would be no traces of blood left on his jeans.

If you need an amazing product that cleans stains you thought hopeless, you should give Folex a try.  It’s one of my must haves.

 

 

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Comments

  1. i am in the LOVE FOLEX camp. i won two bottles last year, I think, from one of your giveaways. i forgot to write a positive review then, but Folex took dog diarrhea out of light tan carpet. BAM.

  2. You are brave. We got rid of all the carpet in our house except the boys’ rooms – everywhere else has gone to tile or wood. With all of our animals, the carpet cleaning was ridiculous. We do have a few area rugs that need to be cleaned though…I think I am going to pick some of this up. Going online to look for it now!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      When we bought the house it had that long green shag throughout. We tore it all out and replaced with the off-white Berber. I thought the Berber would be a great idea (OMGosh, it was!), but the house was so dark I couldn’t bring myself to buy a darker carpet. The sales folks said Berber would clean like nobody’s business and they were right. I have LOVED this carpet.

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