Folex Carpet Spot Remover is the BEST stain remover I have ever used! I will never use anything else ever again. This spot remover is simple. Spray it on, rub with fingers then blot. That?s it. No sucking up required cause you are not supposed to drench the carpet.
Folex is the best carpet stain remover I have used. And that says a lot, given the dogs with muddy paws on white Berber carpet, the hairball spewing cat (never in a secluded or hidden spot), the forgetting-to-wipe-their-shoes boys and, for good measure, you can throw in me and Garry. Grownups are messing too!
Here?s the product information I love about Folex:
#1: It?s odor-free.
#2: VOC?s, CFC?s, and Petroleum free.
#3: NON-TOXIC: this is a biggie for me, as I won?t buy the toxic stuff because, HELLO!, it?s toxic. Plus, I can?t have Sweet E on my carpets rolling around in chemicals.
#4: No solvents = non-flammable. This was more of a fun fact for me, but maybe for you, it?s important.
#5: Folex is safe to use in carpet cleaning machines.
You don?t have to only use Folex for spot cleaning, you can also use it in a machine for the bigger jobs?!
Yes. Yes, you can.
Folex?s suggestions for using a carpet cleaning machine:Test the carpet to be cleaned for colorfastness and color stability by applying Folex on a hidden area of the carpet, such as in the corner of a closet.
Only use on colorfast, and color stable carpets.
If you are using a machine with a direct drawtube: put the tube directly into your bottle of full-strength Folex.
If you are using a machine with a mixing tank: mix 1 part Folex with 4 to 6 parts warm water.
The softer your water is, the better your results will be.
Do not use hot water when cleaning your carpet, as excessive heat can set stains.
You should pre-treat heavily soiled areas with full strength Folex, agitating into stained areas, just prior to using the machine.
It is not a soap, so you do not need to add a defoamer.
It will not leave a sticky residue, so you do not have to rinse.
It is not a solvent, so your carpet backing will not be damaged.
Folex is ?Non-Ionic?, so it will not attract dirt back to the cleaned area.
It is ?Non-Toxic?, so your newly cleaned carpet is safe for your children and pets.
Using Folex in a machine was a revelation to me.I only discovered I could do this last year, even though I have been using this product straight from the bottle for many years.
I don?t know why it never occurred to me.
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.
Even then, I was a bit skeptical.
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.
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 area gets lots of traffic. Probably the most traffic in the entire house.