CLEANING HACKS FOR PERSIAN RUGS
We love our Persian rugs, don’t we? They’re unique, beautiful and a great conversation starter when people visit. They can also be pretty expensive too so we take as much care of them as possible. That said, we also have families, parties, gatherings, pets and sometimes accidents. That’s life, right? And sometimes, our beloved Persian Rug takes the brunt of life’s interventions and we are left with a problem: a stain, a blemish, a mark…
One thing should be clear form the outset: we never recommend tackling a cleaning project on your Persian rug if you are not confident or are in any way unsure if you should try to do it. In this instance, get in touch with us and let us take care of it for you. Self help is great but not at the expense of a unique Persian rug.
That said, let’s now have a deep dive into some eco friendly methods of cleaning your Persian rug that uses natural products.
CLEANING HACKS – REMOVING PET HAIR FROM A PERSIAN RUG
If you have a Persian rug, you know that they are beautiful works of art. But if you also have pets, you know that keeping your rug free of pet hair can be a challenge. Luckily, there are some things you can do to remove pet hair from your Persian rug and keep it looking its best.
One of the best ways to remove pet hair from a Persian rug is to use a lint roller. Lint rollers are specifically designed to pick up pet hair, and they work great on Persian rugs. Just roll the lint roller over the surface of the rug and it will pick up all the pet hair.
Another option for removing pet hair from a Persian rug is to vacuum it. If you have a powerful vacuum, this can be a great way to remove all the pet hair from your rug. Just make sure you use the vacuum on the lowest setting so you don’t damage the delicate fibres of the rug.
If you want to prevent pet hair from getting on your Persian rug in the first place, there are a few things you can do. First, keep your pets well-groomed. Regular brushing and bathing will help to reduce the amount of hair that your pet sheds. You can also try using a pet hair remover spray on your Persian rug before you vacuum it. This will help to loosen any pet hair that is already on the rug so it can be easily removed.
With a little effort, you can keep your Persian rug looking its best despite the presence of pet hair. By using a lint roller or vacuum regularly and keeping your pets well-groomed, you can enjoy your rug for many years to come.
CLEANING HACKS – REMOVING STAINS FROM PERSIAN RUGS
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to stain removal from Persian rugs. First, it is important to act quickly. The longer a stain sits, the harder it will be to remove. Second, be careful not to damage the rug while trying to remove the stain. Third, always test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of the rug before applying it to the stained area.
With these things in mind, here are a few tips for removing common types of stains from Persian rugs:
- For food and drink stains, blot up as much of the spill as possible with a clean, dry cloth. Then, mix together one part white vinegar and one part water. Using a clean cloth, sponge the stain with the vinegar solution. Be sure to blot rather than rub, as rubbing can damage the fibres of the rug. Rinse the area with clean water and blot dry.
- For pet stains, it is important to act quickly. Blot up as much of the urine as possible with a clean, dry cloth. Then, mix together one part white vinegar and one part water. Using a clean cloth, sponge the stain with the vinegar solution. Once again, be sure to blot rather than rub. Rinse the area with clean water and blot dry. You may need to repeat this process several times to completely remove the stain.
- For grease or oil stains, sprinkle cornstarch on the stain and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. This will absorb some of the grease or oil. Then, using a clean cloth, sponge the area with a solution of one part dish soap and one part water. Rinse the area with clean water and blot dry.
Hopefully these tips will help you remove stains from your Persian rug and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.
CLEANING HACKS – REMOVING MOULD FROM PERSIAN RUGS
If you have a Persian rug that has become mouldy, don’t despair! With a little care and attention, you can remove the mould and restore your rug to its former glory.
Here are some tips on how to remove mould from Persian rugs:
- First, identify the source of the mould. If the rug is stored in an area with high humidity, such as a basement or attic, it’s important to address this problem first. Otherwise, the mould will just keep coming back. Take measures to reduce the humidity in the storage area, such as using a dehumidifier or opening windows to let in fresh air.
- Once you’ve addressed the source of the problem, it’s time to start cleaning the rug. Vacuum it thoroughly to remove any loose mould spores.
- Next, mix a solution of 1 part white vinegar, 1 part (natural, eco-friendly) washing up liquid and 10 parts water. Put this mixture into a spray bottle or mister to ensure light covering. Use this mixture to scrub the mouldy areas of the rug with a brush. Be sure to wear gloves and protective clothing while doing this.
- Rinse the rug well with clean water, and then dry it completely in a sunny spot.
With these simple tips, you can remove mould from your Persian rug and enjoy its beauty for years to come.
CLEANING HACKS – REMOVING STICKY SWEETS FROM A PERSIAN RUG
If you have a Persian rug that’s become sticky from spilled candy or other sweet treats, don’t despair! With a little elbow grease and the right cleaning supplies, you can get your rug looking and feeling like new again.
First, vacuum the rug to remove any loose debris. Next, mix together a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1 cup warm water. Using a clean cloth, sponge the solution onto the sticky areas of the rug, blotting frequently.
Once the vinegar solution has been applied, sprinkle baking soda over the affected areas. Let the baking soda sit for 15-20 minutes, then vacuum it up.
With a little patience and effort, you can remove even the most stubborn sticky stains from your Persian rug using cleaning hacks like this.
CLEANING HACKS – BLOOD REMOVAL FROM A PERSIAN RUG
When you spill blood on your Persian rug, it’s important to act quickly to remove the stain. Blood can be a tough stain to remove, but with quick action and the right tools, it’s possible to get your rug looking good as new.
Here are some tips for removing blood stains from Persian rugs:
- Blot the stain with a clean, white cloth. Do not rub or scrub the stain, as this will only spread it further.
- If the stain is still visible after blotting, mix together a solution of one part water and one part vinegar. Apply this mixture to the stain with a clean cloth and blot again.
- Once the stain is gone, rinse the area with cold water and blot dry.
If you act quickly and use the right tools, you can remove blood stains from your Persian rug without any permanent damage.
CLEANING HACKS – REMOVING VOMIT FROM PERSIAN RUGS
Not a nice thought but it might happen…
If you have a Persian Rug, you know how beautiful and delicate they are. But what do you do when someone vomits on it? Here is a guide to help you remove vomit from your Persian Rug.
What you will need:
- A clean white cloth
- A bowl of warm water
- Mild detergent
A vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment
- Blot up as much vomit as possible with the clean white cloth. Try to lift the vomit rather than rubbing it into the rug. A tip for this could be 1 sheet of cardboard covered in cling film in each hand and scoop them together from the sides to lift the residue.
- Dip the cloth in the warm water and mild detergent and continue blotting until all of the vomit is removed.
- Vacuum the area with the soft brush attachment to remove any remaining residue.
- If the stain is still visible, repeat steps 2 and 3.
Hopefully this cleaning hacks tip will help you remove vomit from your Persian Rug quickly and easily.
CLEANING HACKS – REMOVING CRAYON FROM PERSIAN RUGS
When it comes to Persian rugs, there are a few things you should know in order to keep them looking their best. One of those things is how to remove crayon from Persian rugs.
While Persian rugs are often known for their durability, they can be quite delicate when it comes to certain materials. Crayons are one of those materials that can cause damage to your rug if not removed properly.
An initial recommendation would be to place kitchen towel or brown paper over the crayon and then use a hairdryer to warm the area. The paper towel or paper should soak up the crayon as it melts under the heat.
If this doesn’t work, you can move on to the next step:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White vinegar
- A clean, white cloth
- A soft-bristled brush
- Blot the affected area with a clean, white cloth to remove any excess crayon.
- soak a clean, white cloth in white vinegar and blot the affected area.
- Gently brush the affected area with a soft-bristled brush.
- Rinse the area with cold water and blot dry with a clean, white cloth.
Persian rugs are a beautiful addition to any home. But like all delicate items, they require a little extra care when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. With these simple cleaning hacks, you’ll be able to keep your Persian rug looking its best for years to come.
AN IMPORTANT FINAL NOTE
If you are in any doubt about using any of these cleaning hacks on your fine Persian rug, then we would always recommend getting in touch with us so that we can professionally treat your rug and ensure that it’s beauty and integrity is maintained. Whilst some cleaning can be dealt with at home, one should always err on the side of caution with a Persian Rug
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