As a little girl, I spent my summer holidays on my grandparent’s farm, playing with animals and enjoy to the fullest my free time. They had a lot of animals, but, in particularly, they were breeding sheep. Beside milk and meat, they were collecting sheepskin, and most of their coats, rugs and blankets were made of sheepskin.
As we already know, every sheepskin product keeps you warm and it’s very fluffy, but, you must know how to care and maintain its texture. Otherwise, it will be ruined quickly over time. I still know some effective tips on how to clean and care for sheepskin rugs, because this was my task as a kid, except feeding the ducks.
So, if you’ve decorated your living room with sheepskin rug, then you definitely need some cleaning advice from experts:
- Sheepskin Detergent
- Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
- Sheepskin Brush
- Outdoors, shake the rug to remove debris and loosen embedded dirt.
- Vacuum the rug with an attachment or a handheld vacuum.
- Using the spoon, mix a squirt of sheepskin detergent in a cup of water.
- Dip the sponge in the mixture and wring it out.
- Using the sponge, dab heavily soiled or dirty areas.
- Use the brush to brush the entire rug.
- Hang the rug on a clothesline out of direct sunlight or in a warm dry area. It is important to keep the rug out of direct sunlight or away from direct heat, which will cause it to shrink.
- Allow the sheepskin to air dry.
Hand Washing A Sheepskin Rug:
- Fill the tub with lukewarm water.
- Add sheepskin detergent.
- Submerge the rug.
- Gently agitate. Use a gentle touch to swish the rug around for three to five minutes.
- Drain the dirty water out of the tub.
- Refill the tub with lukewarm water to rinse the rug. Swish the rub in the clean water to remove any remaining soap and dirt.
- Roll the rug up to drain out the excess water. Try to squeeze out as much water as you can, but remain gentle.
- Stretch out the rug and hang it or lay it flat to dry.
How To Remove Spots From Sheepskin Rug:
- Immediately blot the liquid spill with a white towel. Repeat with dry towels until the stain is completely absorbed.
- Wet a white towel and apply a small amount of sheepskin detergent.
- Gently rub the area with the detergent. Repeat this step until the spill is removed.
- Rinse the area with plain water. Do not soak, just rinse the soap out.
- Allow to air dry.