How to Spot Clean Wool Carpet


Wool is made from the fleece of sheep and lambs. As a natural fiber, wool is comfortable and sturdy when used for your carpet. Because wool is not synthetic, you must take care when cleaning and removing stains from your wool carpeting. Natural products or products approved for use on wool are the best products to use to keep your wool carpet in clean condition.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum
  • Wool cleaning spray
  • Paper towels
  • Cover the site of a spill or stain on your wool carpet with baking soda so the baking soda can absorb the moisture. If the baking soda becomes wet from soaking up the stain, vacuum up the baking soda and add a fresh application. Continue this process until the baking soda no longer soaks up any moisture.

  • Vacuum your entire wool carpet. Regular vacuuming is often enough to keep your wool carpet clean and stain-free.

  • Spray wool cleaning spray on the site of any remaining stains on your wool carpet. Any cleaning spray approved for use on wool fibers will work fine as it won't contain chemicals that can harm your carpet.

  • Blot the wool cleaning spray and the stain using paper towels. Work from the exterior area of the stain and move in toward the middle. Continue to spray and blot until the stain is gone.

  • Allow your wool carpet to air dry. Open a window or lay small wool rugs outdoors, out of direct sunlight, to speed up the drying process.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dry cleaning methods are best for your wool carpet. Pour an absorbent material, such as baking soda or cornstarch, on a spill or stain to remove it quickly.
  • Avoid the use of soap-based cleaners when spot cleaning your wool carpet. Soap will actually attract more dirt to your wool carpeting.

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