Q&A: how do you wash wool rugs?

January 20, 2012 by
Filed under: Wool Rugs 

Wool rugs
by CameliaTWU (very busy)

Question by Dina K: how do you wash wool rugs?

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Answer by funsmilegal
You need to wash it with cold water but DO NOT dry, or it will shrink, at least that’s what happens with my wool socks.

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2 Comments on Q&A: how do you wash wool rugs?

  1. S. M. on Fri, 20th Jan 2012 12:23 am

    Spot clean it, or take it to a dry-cleaner’s.

  2. Jenny C on Fri, 20th Jan 2012 1:13 am

    Vacuum both sides of your rug except the fringes as you can damage them. If they get caught while vacuuming turn off the vacuum first before pulling them out. In an open space gently beat your rug with a broom handle to remove dirt then vacuum again. Lay your rug out on a clean concrete surface. In a small area with soap (a natural soap) and cold water test for color fastness if there is any color bleeding leave it to the pros.

    Wet your rug and apply soap with a soft brush, rinsing and repeating until clean. Ensure the rug is rinsed well leaving no soap residue. Then squeegee out excess water and leave rug flat to dry. When pile feels dry turn over then dry back but do not leave exposed to the sun for more than 2 days as it can fade your carpet. Depending on traffic your rug only needs cleaning every 3-5 years. If your carpet is worth a lot the 1-2 dollars a square foot charged to clean it professionally is worth protecting your investment. Hope this helps.

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