Regular carpet cleaning is essential to maintain the appearance of your wool carpet. Use a good vacuum, preferably upright and with an adjustable beater bar. Be sure the beater bar is not worn. Remember, your wool carpet will shed immediately after installation. This is quite normal and will dissipate within a short period of time.

Follow the steps below for Spot Cleaning.

TYPE OF SPOT STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 
Alcoholic Beverages 1 2
Bleach 1 3
Blood 1 2
Butter 4 2
Candle Wax
Chewing Gum 5 4
Chocolate 2 3
Coffee 1 2 4
Colas & Soft Drinks 1 2
Cooking Oils 4 2
Cream 2 4
Egg 2
Floor Wax 4 2
Fruit Juice 1 2
Furniture Polish 4 2 3
Gravy & Sauces 7 2
Ink (Fountain Pen) 1 2
Ink (Ball Point) 4 9 2
Ink (Felt Tip) 7 2 8
Ketchup 7 2
Lipstick 4 2
Mercurochrome 2 3 6
Milk 7 4 2
Mustard 2
Nail Polish 8 4
Oil and Grease 4 2
Paint (Latex) 1 2 4
Paint (Oil) 9 4 2
Rust 4 2 10
Salad Dressing 2 4
Shoe Polish 4 2
Soot 4 2 3
Tar 4
Tea 1 2 4
Urine (Fresh) 1 2
Urine (Old) 2 3 6
Vomit 2
Wine 11 1 2
Unknown Material 4 12 2

TYPE OF TREATMENT

  1. Cold water
  2. Detergent solution or Carpet Shampoo Solution
  3. Ammonia Solution
  4. Solvent
  5. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag.
    Pick or scrape off gum.
  6. Vinegar Solution
  7. Warm water
  8. Clear nail polish remover (preferably acetone)
  9. Alcohol
  10. Rust remover
  11. Absorbent powder (e.g. Salt, talc or proprietary powders)
  12. Absorbent cleaner (Host®, Dri-Matic® or Capture®)

CLEANING AGENTS FOR SPOT REMOVAL

Detergent Solution
Mix one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid or detergent powder (containing no bleaches or strong alkalies) with a cup of warm (not hot) water. The solution must be well rinsed with clear water.

Ammonia Solution
Mix one teaspoon of clear household ammonia (3% solution)with 1/2 cup of water. This solution must be neutralized with vinegar solution.

Vinegar Solution
Mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water.

Solvent
Mineral Spirits or Turpentine*

Absorbent Cleaners
Host®, Dri-Matic®, or Capture

*Should not be used on bonded carpets