Sheepskin Rug Needs Cleaning

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  1. aston rayfield

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    Hi Folks,

    Any advice on the best way to clean a huge sheepskin rug like this please. I'm thinking M-Power and gentle extraction, speed dry while brushing.
     

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    M-Power is an ideal choice, even if this is not real sheepskin (I cannot see any evidence of joined skins). Hand-brush in, check for appropriate dampness of pile and lightly over-spray and re-brush if required.

    There is a technique for using a hand tool on shag-pile rugs that would be too verbose to properly describe but it involves drawing groups of pile into the tool for drying strokes.

    When weather permits I like to take sheepskins outside and give them a ripple-shake when they are nearly dry as this produces the best look for the pile but beware, if not thoroughly cleaned this can bring hidden soil to the surface!
     
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    I was thinking of using an upholstery mitt to apply, I'm also going to suggest it's left for warmer dryer weather John
     
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    Is it wool or synthetic Aston, can't be sure from the pic, also what's the backing?

    Applying M Power by mitt to a rug with a pile density of 3-4" is imo a total waste of time & effort, how much do you think it is going to clean, especially if you are then going to rinse it with a handtool or similar which will penetrate moisture so much further?! Regardless of synthetic or wool I really damp these out (when not fully flood cleaning them) as it gives a better clean, then rinse with a small handtool or stair tool multi-directionally

    To be honest, flood/ pit cleaning is the best way & often easier than tickling it
     
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    This is the backing so I imagine synthetic ?
     

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    Oh come on Aston, you can do better than "imagine"?! LOL

    There are more than enough strands for you to do a burns test on that! I'm not seeing much of a sheen so it could be wool, just burn a bit & stop guessing!
     
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    I could do better but I'd need arm's 15 miles long as at the moment all I have is Pics Steve. I've never been asked to clean sheepskin before and all the rugs I've seen are just on the hide backing. :lol:
     
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    This is not a sheepskin rug. There's no skin on it!

    It's manufactured.
     
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    thats what I thought Ken, I've never seen a woven sheep :lol:
     
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    ............. Nor a sheep that big!

    That's the point I was making about no joints.
     
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