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cleaning persian rugs Cleaning Persian Rugs ... Here is Everything

Almost every oriental carpet or rug is occasionally susceptible to spills. Most accidents can be handled with a minimum of trouble.

Normally, cleaning Persian rugs is not a hard staff if you really know what to do. Ninety percent of all spills can be removed without staining your carpet.

Persian carpets are very easily spot cleaned at home, if they are tackled at once with cold water; a wash cloth; gentle, non-perfumed soaps or, neutral pH (neither acid, nor base) detergent.
Moisture should be blotted dry between each phase of the cleaning process. It is absolutely vital to rinse the soap residue from the rug, and to dry the spot fairly quickly, using a hair dryer or fan, if necessary.

The following tips and suggestions for cleaning Persian rugs in other words the removal of stains from your Persian Rug are provided for your reference:
"you should learn basic preparations before cleaning Persian rugs"




I Before Cleaning Persian Rugs Prepare a Spot Removal Kit

You should have a spot remover kit readily available. Prepare the cleaning materials before any accidents occur, so you are ready for any eventuality. Bottle and label all your cleaning solutions. Your spot remover kit should contain:

1. A clean white, absorbent cloth; a sponge, and; an eyedropper, or a squirt nozzle (not a spray nozzle) to apply the chemical

2. Dry cleaning fluid (non-flammable, such as perchlorethylene). If dry cleaning fluid is unavailable, substitute a Paint/oil/grease remover.

3. Detergent solution - mix one tsp. of neutral powder type of detergent in a 1/2 pint.

4. Ammonia solution to neutralize type stains, such as fruit juice (mix one tablespoon of ammonia to 3/4 cup of water).

5. White vinegar solution to neutralize alkaline type stains (mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water).

6. Enzyme detergent (mix one tsp. of laundry detergent that specifically states that it contains enzymes with 1/2 pint of water).

7. Oil-free nail polish remover.

8. A can of dry ice.





II Stain Removal Procedure

1. Act Promptly

The longer a stain remains in the fabric of your Persian rug, the harder it becomes to remove. Scoop up solid material with a spatula or a spoon. Absorb any excess liquid with a clean, white, absorbent cloth, towel or paper towel. To prevent spreading a stain, work from the outside edge of the stain toward its center.

2. PRE-TEST BEFORE WORKING ON STAIN

Pre-test your cleaning materials in an inconspicuous corner of the fiber or carpet, or an area that is not normally visible.

3. Blot Gently Between Each Step

Never rub at a stain. Rubbing or overly aggressive scrubbing will only serve to thrust the stain deeper into the fibers. For surface stains, press down and hold your cloth. For deeper stains, place a weight on a thick pad of cloth and allow time for the stain to be absorbed. A clean, white towel or paper towel will allow you to see when you are no longer absorbing the spot or stain.

4. DO NOT USE BLEACH When cleaning Persian rugs, bleach can remove a lot of stains, but it will also remove the colour from your Persian carpet.

III Stain Removal Chart

(alphabetical order by stain type for easy reference)

Note: In all the following step by step instructions, all drying procedures refer to blotting only. If the cleaned area is particularly wet, it is advisable to hurry the drying process with the application of a hair dryer, or fan.


Stain Type Step-by-step Instructions.



Acids (disinfectants, tile cleaners, etc.)

1. Quickly flush with water.

2. Sponge up excess water.

3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.

4. Sponge with ammonia solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.

Alcohol

1. Apply warm water or soda water.

2. Blot dry

Alkalies (lye, caustic soda, oven cleaners, paint cleaners, etc.)

1. Quickly flush with water.

2. Sponge up excess water.

3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.

4. Sponge with vinegar solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.

Baby Formula

1. Apply warm water or soda water.

2. Apply carpet shampoo, or dry cleaning fluid.

3. Blot dry.

Beer

1. Apply warm water or soda water.

2. Apply a small amount of white vinegar solution.

3. Blot.

Blood

1. Apply cool detergent solution.

2. Apply cool ammonia solution.

3. Apply enzyme detergent.

4. Rinse.

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Butter

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Blot dry.

Candy (caramel coloring)

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply vinegar solution.

3. Rinse

4. Blot dry.

Carbon Black

1. Apply detergent solution.

2.Blot dry.

Chocolate

1. Apply cool detergent solution.

2. Apply ammonia solution.

3. Apply white vinegar solution.

4. Apply enzyme detergent. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Coffee

1. Flush with cold water, or soda water.

2. Blot dry

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Cola

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar solution.

3. Rinse.

4. Apply enzyme detergent.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.





Cosmetics (except Lipstick)

1. Apply Dry cleaning fluid.

2. Blot dry

Crayons

1. Apply Dry cleaning fluid.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry

Crepe Paper

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Egg

1. Apply cool detergent solution.

2. Apply ammonia solution.

3. Apply white vinegar solution.

4. Apply enzyme detergent.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.

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Excrement

1. Remove all solids.

2. Apply detergent solution.

3. Apply a small amount of white vinegar solution.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Food coloring

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar solution.

3. Rinse.

4. Apply enzyme detergent.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot Dry.

Fruit Juice

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar solution.

3. Rinse.

4. Apply enzyme detergent.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.





Gelatin

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

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Glue (standard white glue)

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Grass

1. Apply enzyme detergent.

2. Rinse.

3. Apply ammonia solution.

4. Apply white vinegar solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.

Gravy

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar solution.

3. Apply enzyme detergent.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Grease

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Gum (method 1)

1. Apply non-oily nail polish remover.

2. Apply dry cleaning solution.

3. Reapply non-oily nail polish remover.

4. Apply detergent solution.

5. Apply ammonia solution.

6. Rinse.

7. Blot dry.

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Gum (method 2)

1. Quick freeze the stain, with dry ice.

2. Break the frozen gum with a hammer, or hard instrument.

3. Scrape gum off of fiber.

4. Apply dry cleaning solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.

House cement

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Household Cleaners - Acid (disinfectants, tile cleaners, etc.)

1. Quickly flush with water.

2. Sponge up excess water.

3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.

4. Sponge with ammonia solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.

Household Cleaners - Alkalies (lye, caustic soda, oven cleaners, paint cleaners, etc.)

1. Quickly flush with water.

2. Sponge up excess water.

3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.

4. Sponge with vinegar solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.





Ice Cream

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Ink (ball point)

1. Spray with unscented hair spray.

2. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

3. Re-spray with unscented hair spray.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Iodine

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

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Ketchup

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar.

3. Apply enzyme detergent.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Lipstick

1. Apply dry cleaning solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Re-apply dry cleaning solution.

4. Apply detergent solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.

Metal Polish

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Milk

1. Apply warm water or soda water, or dry cleaning fluid.

2. Blot dry.

Mud

1. Let dry.

2. Brush, scrape, or vacuum off as much as possible.

3. Apply detergent solution.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Mustard

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar solution.

3. Apply enzyme detergent.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

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Nail Polish

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Apply non-oily nail polish remover.

3. If stain remains, apply detergent solution.

4. Apply ammonia solution.

5. Apply white vinegar solution.

6. Rinse.

7. Blot dry.

Oils

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.





Paint (latex)

1. Blot up paint.

2. Rinse with detergent solution.

3. Blot dry.

Paint (oil)

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Apply non-oily nail polish remover.

3. If stain remains, apply detergent solution.

4. Apply ammonia solution.

5. Apply white vinegar solution.

6. Rinse. Blot dry.

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Permanent Ink

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Red Wine

1. Blot with white wine.

2. Apply detergent solution.

3. Apply white vinegar solution.

4. Apply ammonia solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.

Rust

1. Apply lemon juice.

2. If stain persists, ask me :)

Shoe Polish

1. Apply non-oily nail polish remover.

2. Apply dry cleaning fluid

3. Reapply non-oily nail polish remover.

4. Apply detergent solution.

5. Apply ammonia solution.

6. Rinse.

7. Blot dry.

Soda

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar solution.

3. Rinse.

5. Apply enzyme detergent.

6. Rinse.

7. Blot dry.

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Soft Drinks

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply white vinegar solution.

3. Rinse.

4. Apply enzyme detergent.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.

Soot

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Syrup

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Tar

1. Apply non-oily nail polish remover.

2. Apply dry cleaning fluid

3. Reapply non-oily nail polish remover.

4. Apply detergent solution.

5. Apply ammonia solution.

6. Rinse.

7. Blot dry.

Tea

1. Flush with cold water, or soda water.

2. Blot dry.

Toothpaste

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

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Urine

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply ammonia solution.

3. Apply white vinegar solution.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Vaseline

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Rinse.

3. Blot dry.

Vomit

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply ammonia solution.

3. Apply white vinegar solution.

4. Rinse.

5. Blot dry.

Water colors

1. Apply detergent solution.

2. Apply ammonia solution.

3. Rinse.

4. Blot dry.

Wax

1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.

2. Let dry.

3. Re-apply dry cleaning fluid.

4. Apply detergent solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.

Whiskey

1. Apply warm water or soda water.

2. Blot dry.

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Wine (red)

1. Blot with white wine.

2. Apply detergent solution.

3. Apply white vinegar solution.

4. Apply ammonia solution.

5. Rinse.

6. Blot dry.



For unknown stains that are set or are not identifiable, try detergent and water first for cleaning Persian rugs or cleaning oriental rugs. If this does not work, let the stain dry and try dry cleaning fluid. If the stain remains, Ask me do not hesitate

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