Can I spot clean my Tufenkian rug?

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Recipes for Spotting Solutions

  • Vinegar solution: 1-2 tablespoons to a cup of cold water

  • Ammonia solution: 1-3 teaspoons to a cup of cold water

  • Dry cleaning solvent: Use straight out of the bottle (Available at most grocery stores)

  • Mild detergent solution: 2-6 drops to a cup of cold water

  • Recommended detergent: Renaissance Oriental Rug Spotter, Bio-Clean all purpose cleaner, Planet Detergent, Seventh Generation

Spotting Guide

  • Beer: use mild detergent followed by rinsing with vinegar solution, rinse with water

  • Blood: blot with ammonia solution followed by vinegar solution, rinse with water

  • Candle wax: scrape excess off, cover area with paper, and iron on low setting, then spot with dry solvent

  • Chocolate: spot with dry cleaning solvent and let dry, apply mild detergent, rise with water

  • Coffee: blot with mild detergent and rinse with water

  • Egg: spot with mild detergent, rinse with water

  • Fingernail polish: blot with dry cleaning solvent

  • Fruit juices, jam & jelly: blot with mild detergent, rinse with water

  • Grease: blot with dry cleaning solvent, spot with mild detergent, rinse with water

  • Gum: scrape off excess and apply dry cleaning solvent, apply mild detergent if needed, rinse with water

  • Ink: spot with dry cleaning solvent, spot with mild detergent, rinse with water

  • Milk: spot with detergent, rinse with vinegar solution, rinse with water, spot with dry cleaning solvent if needed

  • Paint: apply dry cleaning solvent followed by mild detergent, rinse with water

  • Soft drinks: spot with mild detergent, rinse with water

  • Soot: spot with mild detergent, rinse with water; if not removed, spot with dry cleaning fluid

  • Tea: spot with mild detergent, rinse with water

  • Urine: spot with mild detergent, rinse with vinegar solution, and rinse with water, repeat process if needed

  • Vomit: spot with mild detergent, vinegar solution, rinse with water

  • Wine: for fresh spills spot with white wine followed by mild detergent and rinse with water

The unusually high lanolin content in Tufenkian carpets’ unbleached, unscoured wool rugs acts as a natural soil and stain inhibitor. Since resin stain inhibitors are then added at the finishing wash to our Setana and Shakti qualities, an independent testing laboratory performing a soil and stain resistance battery on 15 staining agents found that, except for Cherry Kool-Aid (which left a “barely perceptible” image after cleaning), results showed complete removal of 14 other common staining agents. While Lama quality rugs retain the high lanolin content found in Setana and Shakti qualities, additional stain resistance agents may be considered as an option.