Can I wash my synthetic area rug with a hose

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I was thinking I could lay the rug on my cement driveway use the hose to wet & rinse it...have you heard of anyone doing this.

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  • Emily Emily on Dec 31, 2017
    Hi Amy, (my daughter's name too!) I have washed many small rugs in the summer time. Wool and synthetic. I fill my windex thing that fits on the hose with whatever I am using as a detergent. Hose the rug with that and then rinse with clear water. BUT I have placed the rug over a hammock which allows drainage and drying. If your driveway itself is clean and clear that would probably work too, but I would try to elevate the rug on some chairs or saw horses or something so the air can circulate around it.

  • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Dec 31, 2017
    I have heard of people doing this with one of those fillable hose bottles sort of like the ones you fertilize your lawn/garden with,filled with carpet shampoo,then rinsing with clear water.The same with spraying it first with something like Resolve,then high pressure hose it off.And using a regular carpet cleaner on it,in the drive way.Start out farther down the drive way so that once it has drained and partially dried,you can pull it closer up to dry pavement to let it finish drying.
    Hope that helps give you an idea that works for you. ☺

  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Dec 31, 2017
    I did it all the time but I had chain link fence. I would wash with hose & soap & rinse & threw over fence & spray again to get soap & dirty water out & let dry spring -fall in California but here in Ohio its harder to do with rain one day & dry & rain again. Have to checking for dryness. Good luck.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 31, 2017
    Yes! A great way to do this!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 31, 2017
    Yup - you can, just make sure your drive is clean first with no oil. I take my smaller ones and a hall runner outside and lay them on a table. I use a very diluted kitchen soap in a spray bottle., then go over it with a scrub brush. rinse well!.

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