REMOVE 49 commonly seen spills off your WOOL rugs

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Remove 49 commonly seen spills off your wool rugs!

All rugs can get spills or dirts in use so even splendid wool rugs are of no exception. It is ugly and uncomfortable to see them on your lovely rug and some may affect the quality and it's life. So it's enssential to remove the stains asap before it further harms your rug.

However many are hard to remove easily and without proper methods, you can end up making bigger dirts or ruin your rug by yourself.

Being a rug maker for over 12 years, I have some experience which would be helpful and practical to help you out and I am happy to share with you below,

The list of different stuff to use for different dirts, 



1.Acids:                                  Detergent/White vinegar
2.Alcoholic Beverages:            Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
3.Ammonia or Alkali:              Detergent/White vinegar
4.Ball-point pen ink:                Mentholated spirits or turpentine
5.Beer:                                   Detergent/White vinegar
6.Bleach:                               Detergent/White vinegar
7.Blood:                                Detergent/White vinegar or Starch Paste
8.Burning cigarette:                Brush off with a hard edge
9.Butter:                                Cleaning fluid
10.Candy:                             Detergent/White vinegar or scrape and vacuum
11.Cellulose paint:                Acetone
12.Chewing Gum:                Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
13.Chocolate:                      Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
14.Coffee                            Glycerin
15.Cosmetics                      Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
16.Crayon                          Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
17.Egg                               Detergent/White vinegar
18.Excrement (human)       Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once-chemicals in excrement attack dyestuffs)
19.Fat and Oil                   Tissue and iron, then cleaning fluid (Do not use iron after solvent)
20.Fruit and juices             Detergent/White vinegar
21.Furniture polish            Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
22.Glue                            Alcohol
23.Grass                          Methylated spirits
24.Gravy                         Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
25.Grease                       Cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
26.Household cement     Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
27.Ice cream                  Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
28.Ink                           Water only
29.Iodine                      Alcohol
30.Jam                         Lukewarm water
31.Lipstick                  Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
32.Metal polish           Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
33.Milk                       Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
34.Mud                      Detergent/White vinegar
35.Mustard                Detergent/White vinegar
36.Nail Polish            Polish remover
37.Oils                       Cleaning fluid
38.Paint                     Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
39.Perfume                Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
40.Salad dressing      Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
41.Sauces                 Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
42.Shoe polish          Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
43.Soot                   Vacuum, then cleaning fluid
44.Tar                    Cleaning fluid
45.Tea                    Detergent/White vinegar
46.Urine (human)     Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once-chemicals in urine attack dyestuff)
47.Vomit                 Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
48.Wax                  Cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
49.Wine                  Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
 
My note

  • Usually all spills can be  removed by either dry cleaning fluid or a simple solution of one teaspoon of mild detergent with one teaspoon of white vinegar in a quart of warm water.
  • If recommended procedure is not effective call a reputable cleaner. Some stains are so complex that they should be treated by someone with a knowledge of textile chemistry. Don't wait for annual cleaning. It may be too late to remove the stain.
  • After cleaning, the rug should then be dried by air or low temperature hair dryer.

I know we can never cover all situations as it does differ. So if you run into a different trouble, you are welcome to drop me a question and I will see what I can help.  If you successfully removed a different stain, share with me as well and I will add it so it can help more people.

Let's keep our aubusson rugs beautiful forever!

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Merry Christmas to you all,
Eli
Aubusson Castle - Where Your French Style Home Decoration Dreams Come True!

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