Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Results Not Typical

This is the wool Chobi rug that had the wine spill on it. No really, it is!!

We were surprised that it completely disappeared and the client was overjoyed.

It isn't every rug that we can get red wine out of. Plus if it happens again on this rug we cannot predict if we can make it disappear again.

Area rugs have a habit of reacting differently every time they are cleaned. People ask us what to do when a red wine spill happens.

I don't like to give spot removal advice because so much can go wrong.

I will pass along what others have passed onto us with the warning that it is at your own risk.
I nor Luv-A-Rug is responsible for any results due to the application of any spot removal treatments

Okay with that out of the way. People have poured salt on red wine, dry regular oats, they suck up the red wine, some have even counteracted the red wine by pouring white wine on the spill (not recommended due to the fact that you are now pouring out more wine).

The best thing to do is to take a plain white cotton towel and put it on the spill and stand on it. The cotton will suck up the wine.

If you are not able to get it in to your professional rug cleaner, keep the spot moist, not too wet, and leave the cotton towel on the spill with weight to keep the towel down on the rug.

Wool area rugs stain very easy by red wine. The same berries used to make red wine were also used to dye the wool when the rug was woven. Now back to the Chobi area rug.

This is the back of the rug. There is no evidence of the wine spill at all. The really great thing is the colours did not fade with the treatment used to combat the red wine.

As it should be when a professional, trained and experienced area rug cleaner would achieve.

The unknown pink spot remained, unfortunately. Considering how large the red wine spill was the little pink spot can be overlooked.

Thanks for reading, RugloverMary

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