Wool Carpet Stains

When you come across wool carpet stains you need to take extra care as to keep your carpet looking nice. The great part of wool carpet is that, for the most part, it will repel liquids. If you can get to the stain right away you can spare your beautiful wool carpet of the stain.

Remove Wool Carpet Stains

General Wool Carpet Stain Removal

What you will need:

  • Clean cloths
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum
  • Dry cleaning solvent
  • Wool cleaning spray

If you were unable to catch that liquid spill before it created a stain on your wool carpet, have no fear. There are a few great steps to take when removing wool carpet stains in a safe way. Follow these simple steps to a clean wool carpeting:

  1. You will need to begin the wool carpet stain removal process by wetting a cool clean white cloth. The white will allow you to see how much of the stain you have actually removed.
  2. Apply the wet cloth to the stain and then apply pressure with your hands. This should draw up the stain into the cloth. Continue to apply pressure until you can no longer get any of the stain on the cloth. You may need to change the cloth several times depending on the stain and its intensity. Always remember to keep the cloth wet and not apply any of the water directly to the carpet.
  3. Take another clean dry white cloth and blot the stain until you have removed as much of the stain as possible. During this step make sure you do not rub the carpet. If you rub the stain into the wool carpet you will make it much more difficult to remove. 
  4. Next, you will need to take the baking soda and sprinkle it over the wool carpet stain. Ensure you have covered the stain completely. The baking soda will seep into the fibers of the carpet and begin soaking up any of the remaining stain, liquid, or oil. Baking soda is also useful for removing any of the liquid stain from the padding that lies under the carpet. This will also help to eliminate any smells that the stain might create.
  5. Allow the baking soda to sit and do its magic for a few hours. If you notice the baking soda is becoming too saturated, with the stain, you can exchange it for fresh baking soda. Continue to check the baking soda until you are sure there is no longer any stain being drawn up.
  6. Next, you will need to vacuum the carpet. Ensure that you remove all of the baking soda with the vacuum. You do not want to leave any of the fine powder on your carpet.
  7. If the stain remains you can pour dry cleaning solvent onto another clean white cloth and gently blot the wool carpet. Ensure you do not pour the dry cleaning solvent on the carpet directly! You will need to blot the stain starting with the outside and working your way into the center of the stain.
  8. Inspect the area. If the stain remains you can resort to using a wool carpeting spray stain remover. Ensure it is safe for wool! If you use a carpet stain removal product on your wool carpet you run the risk of damaging the expensive fibers.
  9. Spray the wool stain remover on a clean white cloth and blot the carpeting. Again do not spray the stain remover directly on the carpeting.
  10. Allow the wool carpet to fully dry. This may take some time depending on how much spray you used .
  11. Once the wool stain remover has fully dried you will need to vacuum up any left over cleaning solution left on the wool carpet.
  12. If the stain remains you can repeat the process although it might be worth it to call in a professional. Wool is more expensive than other fibers and you do not want to ruin your carpet.

Wool carpeting needs to be treated differently than most other carpets because it is made from different type of fibers. Wool is a more expensive carpet and can be ruined if you are not careful when cleaning the stains. if you feel uncomfortable removing the wool carpet stains you can always consult a carpet cleaner who will know more ways to clean the stains.

General Tips When Cleaning Wool Carpeting

Because wool carpets are made with thicker more expensive fibers you may find it helpful to know some facts about cleaning wool carpeting before treating any stain.

Vacuuming can be a little different when working with a wool carpet. If you set your vacuum's bristles too low you can cause excessive frizzing.

Although, wool carpets tend to repel liquid they are also more prone to staining. The real key to removing wool carpet stains is to ensure you start treating the stain right away. The longer you wait to treat the harder it will be to clean.