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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Removing Stains from an Oriental Rug

Professional Rug Cleaning Virginia Beach, VA
Spills and stains on your Oriental rug are a nuisance but you can spot clean your rug if you use the proper agent for the type of spill you are dealing with.

For best results we recommend the use of the appropriate antidote and procedure. 

Use chart as a guide.

Blotting and stain removing procedure:
  • Work quickly
  • Blot up all excess spill with paper towels.
  • Don’t Rub.
  • Apply antidote as shown on list with a clean dry cloth, working from the edge to the center.
  • Do not soak.
  • Pat with paper towels. Dry with fan or hair blower.
  • Restore pile with clothes brush.
CANDLE WAX: Place a blotter or brown paper bag over the spot. Put a hot iron over the blotter. Wait a minute or so until the wax is absorbed into the blotter. Move the iron constantly and do not let it stay in one place. Repeat if necessary.

CHEWING GUM: Press ice cubes against spot. Wait until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to vanish last traces. Saturate the spot with cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol.

INK FROM BALLPOINT PEN: Saturate the spot with hairspray. Allow to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar.

Spot and stain removal procedure chart:

Procedure A: Detergent - Vinegar - Detergent – Water

Procedure B: Cleaning fluids - Detergent - Water - Ammonia - Detergent –Water

Procedure C: Detergent - Vinegar - Ammonia - Detergent - Water

Procedure D: Detergent - Ammonia - Detergent - Water Detergent - Ammonia – Vinegar

Procedure E: Detergent – Water

Alphabetical Stain Treatment Index:

Match each stain with its corresponding procedure under the Spot and Stain Removal section:

You can always bring your rug to us and have it professionally cleaned in our Virginia Beach plant.

Mark Gonsenhauser's Rug and Carpet Superstore
4153 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Cleaning Dept: 757-333-1010
Store: 757-486-6600

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  1. Stain removal should be done immediately to avoid any permanent damage.


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