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WOOL CARPET CLEANING TABLE

The following table is a step-by-step guide to treating common spills and stains in wool fibre carpets.

 

Order of treatment
Stain Type Step 1  Step 2  Step 3 
Blood 1 2 8
Chewing Gum 3 2 8
Coffee 2 8  
Faeces 2
Nail Polish 4    
Paint (latex) 1  
Rust 5    
Soot 7    
Urine (fresh) 1
Urine (old) 2  
Vomit 2
Wine  1

 

Cleansing agent/treatment

    1. Cold water

    2. 1 teaspoon mild laundry detergent approved for wool and 1 teaspoon white vinegar in 1 litre of warm water

    3. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag. Pick or scrape off gum

    4. Clear nail polish remover without lanolin

    5. Rust remover (to be applied by a professional carpet cleaner)

    6. Clear household disinfectant

    7. Vacuum immediately. If any residue remains call a professional carpet cleaner

    8. Rinse with warm water

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