Tanyua T
Tanyua T
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  • Bronx, NY
Asked on Apr 8, 2012

What is the best product to use to clean a light colored area rug?

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12 answers
  • 3po3
    on Apr 8, 2012

    What kind of rug, and what do you need to clean off it?

  • Tanyua T
    on Apr 8, 2012

    It is a wool rug and I do not want to send it out. There is no particular stain..., it just needs to be cleaned. I thought there might be something tried-and-proven, on the market.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 8, 2012

    I've cleaned our big Persian Rugs out on the deck with our power washer...This is a trick I learned after visiting a large Persian rug gallery...there was a guy out back washing rugs. If you do not have a power washer you can often rent one or rent a "carpet" cleaning machine. One advantage to a rug is your can hang them for faster drying.

  • Tanyua T
    on Apr 8, 2012

    Hey, this sounds great and I appreciate your response--However, I negated to state that I live in an apartment/condo---I have two terraces, but I do not have a deck and by me living on the 3rd floor I KNOW my neighbors who live below would not appreciate it.

  • Tanyua T
    on Apr 8, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Trish M
    on Apr 8, 2012

    I was gonna say Power wash it Too.But in your case.Just put a lil Oxy Clean in the Shampooer tank.Worked wonders on our carpets when we were in an apt.and Couldn't do them on the deck.If you have hard wood floors you may wanna put a tarp under neath.Otherwise it does Great on Tile Grout Too. Good Luck

  • LandlightS
    on Apr 8, 2012

    If you have a hose available to you, take the rug outside, wash with a mild detergent or "woolite" type soap, and rinse very well. Drape across a ladder or some chairs or even let it dry flat.

  • Tanyua T
    on Apr 8, 2012

    Thank you, very much for all of the responses- I will try the Oxyclean..., it is 9x12.

  • Trish M
    on May 21, 2012

    Just Wondering how the carpet Turned Out...

  • Betty B
    on May 26, 2012

    Just use Dawn dishwashing liguid, mix with warm water, then use a rag that is only moistened, keep going over the areas. Do not use any products such as resolve this attracts the dirt. I have also used a commerical professional - all dry cleaning system for orientals

  • Z
    on Jul 15, 2012

    You might want to try Spot Shot, but you'll have to check for colorfastness first. You can find info about that here.... http://www.spotshot.com/faqs/#a36 And no I do not work for the company. I just happen to love the product.

  • Tanyua T
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Thank you

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