TikTok has given us a lot of things over the past year or so—from viral dances to kitchen cleaning hacks—but the latest social media obsession might be the best one yet: a truly magical stain remover that obliterates everything from red wine spills to pet messes in a couple of minutes.
Folex Instant Carpet Stain Remover (opens in new tab) has become the newest TikTok darling for its easy-to-use approach to spot treating stains and messes, quickly earning a top tier status as a “literally life changing” cleaning tool if you have any sort of stain or mess whatsoever.
@baiwood_ (opens in new tab)
Literally life changing if you have ANY sort of spill. Link in my bio to shop 🎉 ##amazonfinds ##amazonneeds ##YasClean ##folexchellange ##folex♬ original sound - Bailey Woodmansee (opens in new tab)
So how does this so-called magical product work? You’ll start by spraying a very generous amount on your stained area—more than you think you need. From there, brush it into the stain as aggressively as you’re able to. Most TikTokers use a toothbrush for good measure, but a rag will do fine.
You’ll eventually notice the formula start to foam up a little bit—that’s your cue to walk away. Leave it alone for about ten to fifteen minutes … and when you return, your carpet will be good as new. It really is magic.
- Keep reading: How to remove red wine stains - 5 ways to do it
@nataliarosado918 (opens in new tab)
Folex instant carpet spot remover on Amazon! ##folex ##amazon ##fyp ##carpet ##stainsoncarpet♬ original sound - nataliarosado918 (opens in new tab)
Folex Instant Carpet Stain Remover | Currently $16.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Although Folex Instant Carpet Stain Remover has been around for quite some time, its recent cult-like following is probably due to a combination of Amazon reviews and TikTok videos. You really can’t deny the stain-removing power as it bubbles and clears up everything from red wine to diaper messes before your eyes in a 15-second TikTok.
Although TikTok has made a pretty strong case for why Folex needs to be added to your home cleaning arsenal, the magical stain remover also happens to have over 30,000 five-star reviews on Amazon to date. Here’s what online reviewers are saying about the hard-working cleaning product:
- “This is by far THE BEST carpet cleaner out there!! I love this product! I was desperate to get the stains out from the messy kids. I didn't spray it, I poured this on the stain enough to get it super wet. Walked away for about 3-5 mins to soak on the old stains and scrubbed it with a hard bristle brush. And boom no more stains! Seriously. I'm buying in bulk.”—Sandra McDade
- “After watching this erase cat barf from carpet like magic, I decided to try it on a giant red stain that the prior tenants left behind. The carpets were professionally cleaned before we moved in, and the stain was there, glaring. While the Folex has not (yet) removed it completely, it is now a much less offensive pink that blends fairly well into the dark tan carpet. I think a few more applications might actually remove it entirely. A less saturated area did vanish.”—LC
- “This is my go-to house warming gift for anyone! Everybody has a mess to clean at one time or another, and it sucks if you don't have a product on hand, hence why I ALWAYS have some at the house. I order more if I get down to 1 bottle.”—Kandice