How to Handle Party Stains on Persian Rugs

A collection of Persian and Turkish rugs, layered in a living room.

Holiday party season is right around the corner! Do your parties involve a grand feast, dancing, and maybe even some champagne popping? That's a recipe for a rug mishap! Don't fret; we've got you covered with these simple steps to rescue your beloved rug for countless more gatherings to come.

  1. Act Swiftly: The key to stain removal is speed. Don't let spills settle; clean them up immediately to prevent them from becoming stubborn stains.

  2. Remove the Substance: Gently scrape them off the rug's surface. For liquids, carefully blot them up using a clean cloth or paper towel.

  3. Work from the Edges: When blotting, start from the outer edges of the spill and work your way towards the center. This prevents the stain from spreading further.

  4. Rinse and Repeat: Once you've soaked up all excess liquid, begin surface cleaning. Add a small amount of clean water to the stained area to dilute the stain, then blot it with a paper towel or cloth. Repeat this process until the stain is gone.

  5. Avoid Scrubbing: Resist the urge to scrub stains, as this can damage the wool fibers. Instead, consider using a mild detergent, such as diluted dishwashing soap, following the same blot-and-rinse technique.

  6. Seek Professional Help: For non-organic or chemical spills or if the above methods prove ineffective, it's advisable to have the rug professionally hand-washed as soon as possible. When in doubt, consult a professional.

  7. Test First: Rugs come in various dyes, each responding differently to stain-removal methods, we recommend testing the technique on a small, inconspicuous area on the rug before applying it.

A pink, red and blue persian runner layed out on a kitchen floor.

Remember, quick action and care can help preserve your beautiful Persian rug, ensuring it's ready for many more parties to come!

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