A Guide to Cleaning Fur and Sheepskin Rugs

Sheepskin rugs are probably some of the coziest rugs you could ever get your hands on. However, they can also be the most sensitive.
It takes a lot more care and attention to properly take care of sheepskin rugs. You have to be very cautious with the solutions that you use in it including the procedure for cleaning it. One wrong move and it could destroy the beauty of the rug forever. Here’s a guide on how to clean and remove stains in sheepskin rugs without ruining them.
You will need a baby shampoo and a wide-tooth comb.
How to do it:
1. Prepare a basin or tub with water at room temperature. Note that you should never soak sheepskin rugs in hot water. It will totally ruin the rug. The water should be just enough to soak the rug. The purpose of this step is to soften the dirt on the rug including the stains if there are any.
2. Remove the rug and set it aside. Change the water in the tub or basin. The water should still be in room temperature. Then pour a considerable amount of baby shampoo. This type of shampoo is really mild so it’s perfect for sheepskin. You’re assured that it’s not going to do any damage at all. Mix the shampoo with the water to create bubbles.
3. Put the rug back in and soak it for a few minutes. Afterwards, check the rug for any remaining dirt and stained spots. Rub the area gently to help remove the stain. You can also use the comb to brush off the stain. But note that you really have to be extra careful when doing it.
4. Leave the rug to settle again for a few minutes. Then comb through the rug before taking it out. Drain the soapy water completely and replace it with a new one. Put the rug in to rinse. Try to check if there is still some soap residue on the rug. If there is, just repeat the whole rinsing procedure. The residue usually comes off after rinsing it twice or thrice.
5. Finally, take out the rug from the water. You can lightly squeeze out some of the excess water for easier drying. Then run the comb over the fibers again just to remove any tangles from it. Leave it to dry. Sun drying or wind drying are okay. Once it is dry, comb through it again to fluff up the fibers.