How to Care for Wool Carpet

Wool carpets offer a luxurious warmth that it’s difficult to duplicate with synthetics. But that luxury has a price. Wool carpets need slightly more care and attention than synthetics, and they should be professionally cleaned more often. Luckily, you can keep your carpet looking like a million bucks without spending a lot of money.

Vacuum your wool carpet two or more times every week to keep dust and dirt from getting ground in. Vacuuming also helps to keep the nap standing and fluffy.

Blot spills immediately using a clean, white cloth like an old diaper or even T-shirt or a pub cloth. Rinse the area with clean water and blot again. Repeat until the spot is removed. Blot the carpet.

Treat spills that may stain, like red wine or cola, with 1 tsp of clear dish liquid dissolved in 1 cup of warm water. Blot the stain with a dry cloth. Blot it using a cloth dampened on your cleaning solution. Repeat until the spot is gone. Rinse the spot carefully with clear water being careful not to soak the carpet. Blot it’s dry.

Wash pet stains with 1 tsp of 3\% pesticide in 1/2 cup of water. Soak a clean cloth in the solution, and blot the stain. Neutralize the spot with a vinegar and water solution. Rinse the carpet clean using a moist cloth.

Remove nail polish, paint and other stubborn stains using a cotton swab dipped in acetone. Take your time, and perform on a single tiny part of the spot at a time to avoid damaging the carpet.

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