You worked hard to find that perfect rug, don't ruin it with aggressive and damaging cleaning products.
Frankly, over-the-counter cleaners are too aggressive; laundry detergents harm rugs and strip rug color out of wool and other fibers and cause damage.
Our wool oriental rug cleaner is created explicitly for hand-woven natural fiber rugs. Many rug cleaner products are made for synthetic carpets and are too strong and aggressive to cause damage to your fine carpets.
While mild and non-toxic, our rug spotter can be used on all synthetic fibers from Nylon to Viscose. Like our wash rug washing formulations, our cleaner is a gentle spot cleaner without harsh chemicals, bleaches, perfumes, or optical brighteners, and is pH neutral.
Our rug spotter will not leave residues or attract soil, harm dyes, or cause damage.
Rug cleaning at home
Maybe it's a Facebook group or youtube video on spot cleaning methods but all
cleaning products are not equal, and neither are rugs. Cleaning detergents made for a washing machine are not engendered for cleaning carpets and rugs.
Laundry Strip Rug
You might be familiar with the YouTube craze of laundry strip cleaning textiles. A combination of Borax, washing soda (sodium Carbonate), and laundry detergent is mixed in a bathtub with hot water and left to soak, resulting in murky brown water.
While laundry stripping works to some extent to deep clean laundry, laundry striping rugs is dangerous and damaging to dyes, wool, and silk fibers, particularly when combined with hot water. The strong alkalinity causes dyes to become unstable, color running, dye bleeding, and often enough dye is lost in the laundry stripping rugs that the color of a rug becomes several shades lighter from color loss, and the wool & silk fibers become brittle. Landry strip cleaning wool or other natural fibers is not a good idea.
Baking soda & Vinegar spot cleaning
The reaction is not a cleaning reaction its a pH reaction between an acid, Vinegar and baking soda, and it can damage and even ruin your oriental rug and area carpets.
For information on properly spotting your rugs click on our rug spotting guide.