Blue Afghan Rug

Steven Butler

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Hi, I’ve 2 of these wool Afghan rugs to clean and would appreciate what solutions products you guys would recommend. I’ve recently starting using solutions products with amazing success but haven’t used them on rugs like this. Thanks in advance
 

John Bolton

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Steven,

I like to use M-Power on wool but Fusion 8 and Safe-4-wool are also good options. Let the soil type and the results of your pre-testing indicate the most appropriate.

Though not required for neutralisation, Crystal Rinse will improve the result as well as imparting some soil retardancy .
 
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Mark Sutcliffe

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Used M power on a thick red oriental hand woven rug (it's about an inch thick), came up brilliant, really vibrant. It was either that or woolmaster, decided on M Power as it's better on protein type stains.

Wife's over the moon with the results!
 

Robert Aigin

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These are Afghan Belouch rugs.
Cost about £100 each new.
They should clean up easily and well.
 
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John Bolton

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'Tourist milking' is far from uncommon - I have cleaned a number of "Hand-knotted Iranian rugs" that were machine-made in India. Robert has probably come accross many more than I.
 
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Ken Wainwright

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IMO, low moisture cleaning of an oriental rug should be regarded as being a problem solver, not a normal cleaning option.

I definitely wouldn't consider using a rotary for LM cleaning.
 
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Carl Sands

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Every rug we do we clean using the following steps - Back dust the hell out of it, M-power and at least 30 min dwell, towel off, mist with a micro-splitter, towel again, then extract with a sapphire - crystal rinse in tank, towel again, then mist with Fusion Clean, towel again!

After cleaning hundreds of rugs, we have found that short of getting them into a rug bath, this is the most affective way of cleaning. The most important step however, is the back dusting and vacuuming. I'm training a junior using a filthy wool rug at the minute and he's getting schooled on up wick from lack of dry soil removal!
 
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