Is air dusting an alternative to back dusting?

Andrew Evans

Cleantalk Member
Is the use of an air duster on a rug sufficient to remove dry soil or do you still need to back dust with a rug badger or similar.

Ken Wainwright

Cleantalker Veteran
Basically using a compressor to "blast" air through the rug from backing taking dry soils out through the pile. Messy and time consuming. Probably it's best use is for conservation with delicate rugs rather than day to day rug cleaning.