How to Remove Fringe From a Rug

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Removing fringe from a rug is something that you may need to have a local professional do. Remove fringe from a rug with help from a home design and decor professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Zach Zaman of Heirloom. Today, we'll be talking about how to remove a fringe from an oriental rug. The first step of removing the fringe is to check and make sure that the rug is a good candidate to remove it yourself at home. The best way to do that is by taking the fringe and pulling it away from the rug and testing to see that the rug area is not loose and no pieces of fringe come out. If any of that happens, it's best to call a local professional and have them help you with this. If not, then we could go forward and try to remove the fringe with the scissors. Next I like to use a roll of packing tape to attach over the fringe to make sure this process is neat and clean. A fringe is actually the outcropping of a foundation of the rug. It's the warped threads that run through the rug and the fringe is the excess coming out of the rug. When cutting the fringe, it's important that you don't damage the structure. Usually with the end of the rug there will be a kilim, or in this case, a string that reinforces the edge. We want to cut above this string so we don't damage the structural integrity of the rug. Often times there are a few stragglers that you're going to have to remove afterwards with the scissors and just, voila. Thanks for joining us today. I hope that information was helpful and that we'll see you again soon.

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