Cleaning Sheepskin Rugs

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sheepskin rugSheepskin rugs are soft and beautiful but they're also white. What if you accidentally spilled something, such as red wine, on your sheepskin rug? Act fast to soak up as much of the staining liquid as possible. Luckily, sheep's wool is resistant to stains. Blot the stain with cold water. Then get a wool shampoo, dish detergent, or other mild soap to get the stain out. Move inwards, blotting continually. If the stain has dribbled, consider treating it with soap and then setting it into the washing machine. After soaking in the machine for an hour it should be pretty much clean. Don't put it in the dryer. Let it air dry in an area without direct sunlight, which can damage the wool fibers. If need be, wash it again. And if you can still see the stain after all of these home remedies, it may be time to seek professional help for your sheepskin rug. The stain-resistant fibers of a real sheepskin rug should allow you to eventually clean it so it looks brand new. And since a real sheepskin rug is resilient enough over time to always look fresh and soft, you don't have to worry about washing too hard.  




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