Tips For Removing Stains From Persian Rugs

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Persian rugs are beautiful oriental rugs that are typically made with high-quality fabrics and cost a little more than your average area rugs. Because of this, it is very frustrating when you accidentally spill something or get a stain on the rug. Here are some tips for removing stains from Persian rugs.

Do Damage Control First

This goes for Persian rugs and any other type of rug or carpet; you need to do damage control by acting fast. If you are the one to make the spill or you see someone else do it, you are in luck because that means you can get to it before it sets in and stains the rug. If the liquid is still wet, you want to soak up as much of it as you can with a microfiber towel or soft paper towels. Remember to always blot and never rub it in. Blotting allows you to pick up the liquid, while rubbing only sets in the stain more. As the towel gets wet, adjust it to dry areas to continue blotting up the liquid until you get as much of it as you can.

Use Mineral Spirits For Oil-Based Liquids

If you have spilled something that is oil-based or greasy, then you won't be able to use the same stain-removers as something like urine or red wine. With oil-based liquids, you need something that is going to pick up that oil or grease before it causes a very obvious spot on your Persian rug. One of the best things to use is a container of odorless mineral spirits. This is also sometimes called mineral turpentine. Add some to a spray bottle and spray it on the stain, then use a soft, dry towel to blot up the stain. Use just enough of the spirits to make the stain wet, but not to where you are soaking it. Continue blotting until you start to see the stain lift. This can also work with gum that is on the Persian rug.

Try Different Products for Dark-Coloured Liquids

It is common to spill a dark liquid on Persian rugs, which can leave behind a big stain. There are actually different cleaning supplies depending on the liquid. With red wine or coffee, a little soda water or club soda poured onto the stain, and blotting with cold water on a rag is usually the way to go. If you spill a dark cola drink on the rug, it is better to use a combination of mild detergent, white vinegar, and enzyme detergent. Make sure the cleaning supplies are rinsed from the rug before blotting dry with your towel.


27 April 2017

Home Truths: Decorating Through The Years

I am the proud mother of nine grown up children! There wasn't much money around when they were little, so I was always sewing, knitting, growing vegetables and generally being self-sufficient. Now that they have their own households, you would think that I could rest a little, but I am busier than ever. I am blessed that my children and their partners are talented and have good jobs. However, they are very busy, so most of their home decorating is left up to me. From making curtains to painting bathrooms, I always have at least one project on the go. To tell the truth, I really enjoy it and it makes me feel that all my skills gained over the years are useful. I thought that people might like to read this blog which shares a lot of tips and ideas. I really hope you enjoy scanning through these pages.