Wool Rugs Maintenance
The following are instructions for maintaining your rug:
- Vacuum regularly; at least once a week. You should empty vacuum bag when half full.
- Wet clean as required; generally, not more than once every two years, preferably by a professional carpet cleaner.
- Cope with stains immediately. Move quickly. The sooner the stain is properly treated, the less the chance of permanent damage.
Techniques on cleaning stains:
- DO IT QUICKLY.
- Blot up excess moisture. DO NOT RUB.
- Apply antidote from the following list with a clean cloth, working from edges to center. DO NOT SOAK.
- Blot up excess antidote with clean dry cloth. Dry with fan or hair dryer.
- Restore direction of pile with a soft brush.
STAIN TREATMENTS FOR WOOL RUGS
Acids Detergent / Vinegar
Alcoholic Beverages Detergent / Vinegar / Cleaning Solvent
Bleach Detergent / Vinegar
Blood Detergent / Vinegar / Starch Paste
Butter Cleaning Solvent
Candle Wax / Crayon Absorbent Paper and Warm Iron
Chewing Gum Freeze with Ice / Scrape / Solvent
Chocolate Detergent / Vinegar / Cleaning Solvent
Cola / Soft Drink Warm Water / Detergent
Cosmetics Detergent / Vinegar / Cleaning Solvent
Cooking Oil Cleaning Solvent / Detergent
Fruit Juices Cold Water / Detergent
Furniture Polish Cleaning Solvent / Detergent / Ammonia
Gravy / Sauces Warm Water / Detergent
Grease / Oil Cleaning Solvent / Detergent
Ice Cream / Milk Warm Water / Solvent / Detergent
Ink (Ball Point) Cleaning Solvent / Alcohol / Detergent
Mildew Call a reputable cleaner
Nail Polish Clear Polish Remover / Cleaning Solvent
Paint (Latex) Detergent / Ammonia / Cleaning Solvent
Paint (Oil) Alcohol / Cleaning Solvent / Detergent
Rust Solvent / Detergent / Rust Remover
Salad Dressing Detergent / Cleaning Solvent
Shoe Polish Cleaning Solvent / Detergent
Tar Cleaning Solvent
Tea Cold Water / Detergent / Solvent
Urine Detergent / Vinegar
Vomit Detergent / Vinegar / Cleaning Solvent
Wine Absorbent Powder / Cold Water / Detergent
Detergent Solution: One teaspoon clear dish washing soap in one cup warm water.
Ammonia Solution: One tablespoon clear ammonia in 1/2 cup water.
Vinegar Solution: 1/3 cup white vinegar in 2/3 cup water.
Solvent: A dry‐cleaning solvent (available at hardware and grocery stores)