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What is the best way to clean a wool rug?

The rug is modern-style 6'x9' with many colors. It is generally pretty dirty all over as well as some spots. Can it be done at home or should I have it done professionally?

Answer:

For the most part, small to medium-sized wool rugs can be washed at home. In order to wash your rug at home, begin by spot cleaning any stains with an appropriate stain remover. It’s best if you test the cleaner on a small section of rug first. Be sure to use cleaning products that will not damage the integrity of the rug. Take the rug outside on a paved area, like a patio, and wet it down with a hose. Add about two capfuls of a mild detergent in a bucket of water and mix up the suds in the bucket. Wipe up your rug using a clean sponge, rinse the suds away, and roll up the rug in dry towels to soak up excess water. Another option is using a Wet/Dry vacuum to suck up the dirty water out of the rug faster. Once the water has been drained, lay the rug flat to dry, but don’t let it sit in the sun for a long period of time—it can cause the color to fade or the rug to shrink
Aug 23, 2017
You can do it with Woolite rug cleaner. It comes in a spray can and you spray it, then brush if necessary, and then vacuum. Read the label. You could try it in a small area and then you will know. If the rug is worth over $200, I would have it professionally cleaned. You can drop it off at a rug cleaning business and in a few days it can be picked up. Or you can have them in to clean it. If you have a pet, have them deodorize it.
Aug 23, 2017

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