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Rug Care

Vacuuming

Regular and thorough vacuuming, at least once a week, more often in high traffic areas, will remove soil and dirt particles before they become embedded in the pile of the rug.

Spot/Stain Removal Methods

Good detergent (NO BLEACH) with luke warm or cold (distilled) water for most soil on a wool or synthetic rug.*

Acids Detergent/White vinegar
Alcoholic Beverages Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Ammonia or Alkali Detergent/White vinegar
Ball-point pen ink Methylated spirits or turpentine
Beer Detergent/White vinegar
Bleach Detergent/White vinegar
Blood Detergent/White vinegar or Starch Paste
Burning cigarette Brush off with a hard edge
Butter Cleaning fluid
Candy Detergent/White vinegar or scrape and vacuum
Cellulose paint Acetone
Chewing Gum Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Chocolate Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Coffee Glycerine
Cosmetics Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Crayon Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Egg Detergent/White vinegar
Excrement(human) Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once-chemicals in excrement attack dyestuffs)
Excrement(pet) Call a reputable cleaner
Fat and Oil Tissue and iron, then cleaning fluid (Do not use iron after solvent)
Fruit and juices Detergent/White vinegar
Furniture polish Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Glue Alcohol
Grass Methylated spirits
Gravy Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Grease Cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Household cement Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Ice cream Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Ink Water only
Iodine Alcohol
Jam Lukewarm water
Lipstick Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Medicine Call a reputable cleaner
Metal polish Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Mildew Call a reputable cleaner
Milk Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Mud Detergent/White vinegar
Mustard Detergent/White vinegar
Nail Polish Polish remover*
Oils Cleaning fluid
Paint Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Perfume Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Permanent ink Call a reputable cleaner
Rust Call a reputable cleaner
Salad dressing Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Sauces Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Shoe polish Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Soot Vacuum, then cleaning fluid
Stain Cleaning Method
Tar Cleaning fluid
Tea Detergent/White vinegar
Urine (human) Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once-chemicals in urine attack dyestuff)
Urine (pet) Call a reputable cleaner
Vomit Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Wax Cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Wine Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
*Professional hand-washing for a wool or synthetic rug is recommended when needed.