To clean a rug, tend to all spills and pet stains as soon as possible. Wash the rug in a washing machine unless the tag states otherwise. 

Part 1

  • Remove solid matter. Use a paper towel to remove any solid matter spilled or deposited on the rug, and dispose of it.

  • Blot spills and stains. With a towel or paper towels, blot up as much of the spill or stain as possible. Blot until the stain no longer transfers to the towel or paper towel.

  • Rinse the blotted area. Rinse the area with warm water, and absorb the water with a towel or paper towel.

  • Mix a cleaning solution. Mix 2 to 3 drops of clear liquid dish soap with a cup of warm water.

  • Apply solution to spills and stains. Soak a paper towel or a portion of a towel in the solution, and apply to the stained area.

  • Blot the area again. Blot the area again, and continue until there is no transfer to the towel or paper towel.

  • Rinse the area again. Using warm water, rinse the area again, and blot until dry.

  • Wash in a washing machine. Unless the tag states "dry-clean only," wash the rug in a washing machine using cold water and laundry detergent.

  • Air dry the rug. After the washing cycle is complete, air dry the rug. Never use heat.


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