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How to clean a wool rug


Wool Rug 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.
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Techniques on cleaning stains on your wool rug:

  • 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.

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 woth Ice / Scrape / Solvent
Chocolate Detergent / Vinegar / Cleaning Solvent
Coffee Glycerin
Cola / Soft Drink Warm Water / Detergent
Cosmetics Detergent / Vinegar / Cleaning Solvent
Cooking Oil Cleaning Solvent / Detergent
Egg 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
Iodine Alcohol
Mildew Call a reputable cleaner
Mud Detergent
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)