100% Wool Rug

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    Hi guys, I've had a query from a lady who has a 100% wool rug. She initially said Axminster rug but isn't sure at all. Sent a label. Dog has peed on it and colour has bled. Advice on cleaning? I only offer HWE at the moment. She said it's been cleaned before may have had some colour bleed due to that also. Would you say dry compound is only viable?
     

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    I'm seeing kershan Persian rug online. Specialist cleaning only? Not worth it to me if needs desired training
     
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    Sorry keshan!
     
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    The problem cannot be resolved without a wet clean that may involve dye stabilisation.

    I suggest it is better tackled by a trained technician.
     
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    Yes I'd probably agree upon this one. Done hundreds of rugs but I'm not feeling over confident on this. Will take your advice. Thanks
     
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    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
     
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    Why would the color bleed because of urine though
    isen't that acidic?
    Handmade rugs are just not my market but i'm curious
     
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    Hi Remus
    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.
     
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    Yes yes i know that but then the dye bleed was caused by the customer and 1001?as if the urine turns alkaline it's allready dry and would not cause that much bleed?
     
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    Remus,

    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.
     
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    Pets can soil rugs regularly and then one day, it affects the dyes !! Simply due to being unwell and different levels of acid etc, as was mentioned with regard to being in season and such like :goodday:
     
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    Damage was already sitting there awaiting your client. Probably find that whatever diy product she used would effect it
     
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    Hi guys
    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.
     
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    Indeed - the somewhat conflicting phrase "Machine loomed for Hand Made Carpets Ltd." was something of a clue for those who did not pick it up from the photo of the obverse.
     
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    I did notice that Robert
    Never paid too much attention to a company name as like in this instance it can be very misleading as customers are easily duped!
     
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    The label clearly reads:

    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.
     
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