Discussion in 'Rug Cleaning Issues' started by Josh dean, Apr 21, 2018.
I suggest it is better tackled by a trained technician.
You've done hundreds of rugs & you've never found out how to destabilise a dye?
Many wannabe rug cleaners manage to blow a dye purely by ignorance so a pro like yourself should not have a problem in making just the parts you need unstable so that it can be corrected?
Good money in correcting colour bleed if you have the patience
isen't that acidic?
Handmade rugs are just not my market but i'm curious
Basically, pet urine is very acidic, even more so when the female is on heat or a tom cat marks its territory yet it dries very alkaline & that's the problem, it's during this process that problems like this & fibre burning takes place.
Ammonia forms in urine whilst still in a liquid state. But alkalinity is not the sole cause of dye bleed as it can also be caused by acidic or neutral liquids.
Damage was already sitting there awaiting your client. Probably find that whatever diy product she used would effect it
I’m not going to comment on the cleaning suggestions, but the rug is machine made. I would have thought one or two of you would have picked up on that.
Never paid too much attention to a company name as like in this instance it can be very misleading as customers are easily duped!
Power loomed FOR Handmade Carpets Ltd. Anything power loomed cannot be hand-made. Also, it is woven round the weft not the warp....typical of machine-made.
They were a North London based wholesalers who started selling hand-made rugs and then started with machine-made later.
Sadly no longer around.