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How to Clean a Wool Rug
One of the best investments you can make in home decor is a wool rug or carpeting. Floor coverings are hot underfoot, durable, and work with any style of home design. As a natural, renewable fiber which deters bacterial growth, wool contains lanolin that repels dust mites and stains. So whether you’ve got a contemporary wool rug, a vintage hand-knotted Persian or wool rug, you need to care for it to protect your investment.
How Frequently to Clean a Wool Rug
Routine vacuuming is the key to preserving the attractiveness of the fibers. A new wool rug will shed fibers. Don’t be alarmed, it’s normal because of the nature of the rug will not become bare and how wool fibers are woven. Most the shedding will happen in the first few months. If you vacuum at least twice weekly during the first months, the shedding will quickly diminish.
Use a fantastic vacuum with a beater bar to help lift embedded dust and dirt. If your rug is fringed, start vacuuming in the center of the rug and avoid the edges to prevent damage. Vacuums with beater bars and fringe don’t mix well. Use a hand-held vacuum or an upholstery attachment to clean the edges that are fringed.
Seasonally, rotate the rug to prevent excessive wear patterns and uneven fading from sunlight. This will aid the rug last longer and create an even patina.
What You Need
- Cool water
- Gentle wool wash detergent
- Two buckets
- Old towels
How to Deep Clean a Wool Rug in 7 Steps
Finally, your wool rug or carpet will have to be cleaned due to normal use. Instituting a”no shoes on inside” can help stretch the time between necessary cleanings. Based on the rug’s value and size, you can hire a professional or do it yourself. For wool carpeting that is wall-to-wall, a professional carpet cleaner is the best option.
Shake out the Dirt
To deep clean a smaller wool area rug, pick a sunny, moderate day. Take the rug out and hang it over porch railing, a sturdy clothesline or a couple of chairs that are solid. Use rug beater or a broom, tennis racket to hit the rug all over to loosen dirt.
This is the time to eliminate the rug pad and give it a good shake out and clean the flooring under the rug.
Spread the rug flat in your deck, patio or a clean tarp with the wrong side up. Vacuum it. Turn over the rug and vacuum the other side. Use your kitchen flooring, garage or any place that moisture won’t damage, if you don’t have an outdoor spot.
Mix a Gentle Detergent Solution
Fill a large bucket with cool water and add one to two tablespoons of a gentle detergent like Woolite or your homemade wool wash and mix well. Fill another bucket with water.
Starting at one end of the rug, dip a sponge into the water and detergent solution. Function in a grid of about three feet and sponge on the cleaning solution using pressure. Rinse out the sponge regularly as the soil is moved from the rug. Don’t over-wet the fibers. Wool can have a long time to dry and is quite absorbent.
Rinse Away Suds
Dip a clean sponge in fresh water to”rinse” the place you’ve cleaned. Don’t skip this step because any detergent will draw more soil.
Blot up Moisture
Blot the cleaned area with old towels to absorb any excessive moisture. Move to a new section and repeat the steps until the whole surface of the rug has been cleaned.
Allow to Dry
Allow the rug to dry completely before putting it back on the rug pad. To speed drying time, hang the rug or elevate it to improve air circulation.
How to Remove Stains
Spills and muddy footprints will occur and prompt treatment is the best thing you can do to protect your wool rug. How you remove stains depends on what caused the problem; follow the instructions.