Wool carpets have been popular for many years because of their beauty, durability, and resistance to stains. You can really make your home décor look extraordinary with a beautiful and colorful wool carpet. Attention should be taken to any spillage since if left unattended the stain may penetrate deep into the fibers and it will make it harder to clean later on. However, many people buy a wool carpet without thinking about its cleaning and its maintenance.
What not to do when cleaning a wool carpet
Not Cleaning Spilled Liquids Right Away: Although woolen carpets are resistance to liquid spills, they are not water-resistant. That is why one should take caution and clean up the spill as soon as possible.
Not Cleaning the Carpet Regularly: Many people think that because they have a wool carpet they do not have to clean it regularly, well this is the worst case because dust on the carpet can make your house look unattractive and it can damage the carpet over time.
How to remove stains from a wool carpet
- For a dry spill remove it using a blunt knife or a spoon and for the liquid one use a paper towel to remove it. You should not rub or scrub the area in order to prevent it from further spreading.
- Use the appropriate stain remover depending on the type of stain. For a Nail polish clean it using a nail polish remover. If the stain is coffee, you should apply 3 tablespoons of mild detergent and a spoon of vinegar in warm water, one liter will do and clean the place well. For Urine, you clean the place first with water and apply a cleaning solution then blot the place. If the stain is for chewing gum, you are supposed to chill the gum with a freezing agent like an ice cube and then scrape it off, after this, you clean the place with vinegar, warm water, and a mild detergent.
- Once the stain has been removed then all you have to do is blot the area by use of a paper towel for it to absorb the remaining moisture. You can use a hairdryer to quickly dry it or turning on the fans.
Woolen carpets are the best to have in your house or room but in order for it to portray its beauty, you need to take care of it to maintain its look and appearance.