How to Wash Sheepskin Rugs

Written by mel frank | 13/05/2017
How to Wash Sheepskin Rugs
Wash your sheepskin rugs in the washing machine. (laundry image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com)

Sheepskin rugs are natural, soft and durable, adding a touch of design to any room. Since the sheepskin is a natural textile, the rugs are fairly easy to maintain and care for, By vacuuming regularly with a hose attachment, or shaking the rug off outdoors, you will remove most loose build-up and crumbs. When the sheepskin needs a more thorough cleaning, however, you must use a safe cleaning routine that will not damage the rug.

Things you need

  • Washing machine

  • Mild enzyme-free detergent

Place the sheepskin rugs in your washing machine, allowing enough room for the rugs to move freely during the wash process.

Turn on the washing machine with a cold water, large load size cycle.

Pour 1/4 cup of a mild, enzyme-free and bleach-free detergent. Your best options are either a powdered dishwasher detergent, or a laundry detergent designed for use on lingerie.

Run the washing machine for its full wash cycle.

Remove the rugs and stretch them back into shape. Hang-dry the rugs in a shaded area, out of sunlight.

Things you need

  • Washing machine
  • Mild enzyme-free detergent

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