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One of the best things about natural fur rugs is that they look great in any situation, and with the right treatment can last for many years. However they do require a little love and attention if you want them to stay in pristine shape over time, and learning how to care for your natural fur rug is an important and necessary thing to do.
Head down to your local pet store, and pick up a wide-toothed metal brush. Gently brushing your rug separates the strands and prevents tangles and matting. It also helps keep it dust-free and fresh-looking.
Allowing dust, grime, and dirt to work their way deep down into the fibers of a rug makes it really hard to clean, so shaking any loose particles off as soon as possible is an important part of natural fur rug care.
As you might imagine, natural fur takes best to natural cleaning products. For small stains, a little vinegar solution spray (roughly 5% vinegar in clean water) can work wonders. Spray a small amount on the stain, wipe with a sponge, and dry with a clean, dry cloth immediately.
For more stubborn stains, there are a range of leather cleaners and leather conditioners. If all else fails a dry cleaner may be the only solution. Just make sure you find someone who is experienced with handling natural fur rugs and you should be fine.
I love this idea! I would love to do something like this in our Master, when we get around to redoing that room. In the mornings I would love to roll out of bed onto what I can only imagine a cloud feels like or a polar bear without the mauling of course. I love rugs, but hate the price so a DIY rug is the route I like to take. I actually made our dining room rug. -no-sew-shag-rug.html
Such a great idea, I passed this on to a friend that is looking for a rug. I have some I purchased many years ago and she likes the oval shapes but wants some in other colors. This would very well for her.
Oh I love this idea! I wonder if I could manage to cut it in a sheepskin shape without it turning into my very own Pinterest fail! Anyway, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ideas! Thnx for the project and the hilarious horse cookie!!
I just bought my faux fur fabric. I bought it on ebay (brand new) 512 piece. Super excited to get this done. I plan on only making a 57 rug with 2 throw pillows. Surprisingly I only paid $35 for the fabric. My nursery is really coming together. Thanks for this awesome idea!!!
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Rugs of this size will be commonly found in bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, etc. and they will often have furniture around or on top of it. Paired with being in a commonly used area with higher foot traffic, it is inevitable that the rug will gather dirt and dust over time.
Because of the composition of the fur, you will need to be cautious about how you approach cleaning it. You will be careful when cleaning, like when you clean a jute rug. The process should be gentle, and you should use products that are not overly harsh or toxic.
To wash a faux fur rug, particularly one that is quite large, it is best to move it out of the room to an outdoor space for the cleaning process. This will protect any furniture you have indoors, and make it a lot easier for you to move around and get the job done well.
You may need an extra set of hands to assist you with carrying out a larger rug. Move it to a clean space outside, like a patio or balcony, where it will not be exposed to sand, soil, or other messy elements. If you only have grassy patches available, you can lay some paper or plastic underneath the rug to protect it.
Next, you will need to get rid of any excess dirt or dust sitting in the rug fibers. You can either do this by shaking the rug vigorously or using a vacuum to suction up the dirt. If you can do both, you should, as it will be most effective to remove as much excess debris as possible.
Soak a soft, dry cloth in the solution, squeeze it out lightly, and then dab the rug with a bit of pressure. Do this 2-3 times on each spot, and then move across the rug so that you do not miss a spot. You should re-soak the cloth intermittently throughout.
Fill up a small bucket with plain, cold water and once again soak a fresh cloth into this, and then dab the carpet exactly as you did previously. This will rinse out the soap from the carpet, and also draw out any remaining dirt.
A fur rug is delicate to clean, and can even be as delicate as cleaning a silk carpet. So when you are dealing with a white faux fur rug, it can be twice as stressful to handle. But fear not, as there is an effective way to keep it bright and fluffy.
As with any white rug, the upkeep is more demanding with more regular cleans needed to keep a tidy appearance. Like cleaning a white wool rug, it should be done once to twice a month so that there is no major build-up of dirt, which can cause irreversible damage to the rug.
Fill up a spray bottle with lukewarm water and 1-2 tablespoons of liquid soap. Spray the entire rug with the water and soap solution, generously enough to soak through the fibers. Ensure you cover the entire rug with this.
Cleaning a sheepskin rug regularly is key to preventing dirt from building up in the fibers. Vacuuming the rug should be done weekly (if not more often), but you should also do a monthly deep clean to prolong its lifespan and keep it tidy.
To do this, it is best to use professional carpet cleaning products. With these, you can rest assured knowing your rug will be effectively cleaned out, and will not be at risk for any damage or change in appearance. For tile cleaning, you can use a professional concrete cleaner.
The next step is choosing the best product or pre-spray. One of the best available is the Truck Mount Forum Ultimate All Fibre Rinse, which not only removes any dirt, odor, and bacteria but also leaves the carpet brighter and fresher.
Fill the spray bottle with plain cold water and spray the rug again, generously enough to soak through the fibers and rinse out any cleaner. Use a fresh cloth to blot the rug vigorously to remove the liquid, and then leave the rug to air dry overnight before returning it to its place.
For delicate and/or white rugs of this kind, professional carpet cleaning products work best to effectively clean without damage. These methods can also be used to target specific stains on the rugs, like when you spot-clean a sisal rug.
But you know how that bedroom is turning out to be really light, bright, and cheerful? Well, as soon as I put that rug in there, the dark brown sucked every bit of light, brightness, and cheer right out of the room. I could have just removed it and been done with it, but at that point, I really had my heart set on using a rug in there.
If this project had been for my house, I would have ordered the good stuff and patiently waited for its arrival. But for the condo? I just found one that would work, and that had enough on the bolt, and went with it.
My tape was only single-sided, so I cut strips and then doubled them over like you do when you want to turn single-sided tape into double-sided tape. I placed five pieces along one end of the cheap Home Depot rug.
When I got to the other selvage side of the first piece, I used hot glue to adhere the edge firmly to the rug. Then I also used hot glue to adhere the selvage edge of the second piece of fur, making sure that the two edges were lined up as perfectly as I could get them.
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Kristi, this took me back 40 years to when I first set up housekeeping. I had a flokati rug under a glass-topped coffee table in my living room, lol. Just goes to show that classics never go out of style.
After reading your post I headed straight to my local Hancock Fabrics. They were having their fur at 40% off, plus I got my senior (barely) discount. 16.00 later, I am sitting at my desk, typing this and sitting on my new fur rug!! Thanks for the inspiration.
If cared for properly and cleaned regularly, a sheepskin rug should last at least five to ten years, if not longer. However, a sheepskin rug placed in a high-traffic area may have a shorter lifespan, as it will encounter more wear and tear there."}},"@type": "Question","name": "Can sheepskin rugs smell bad?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "Genuine sheepskin rugs, which are tanned animal hides, often have a distinct odor when first purchased, especially if they've been shipped to your home. The best thing to do is leave your new sheepskin rug outdoors, if possible, to air out. If it needs to be kept indoors, put it in a well-ventilated room. The smell should dissipate in a day or two.","@type": "Question","name": "How often do you need to brush a sheepskin rug?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "If you regularly vacuum your sheepskin rug, you won't need to brush it very often, but a good brushing once in a while with a steel brush (like a dog brush) will help it keep its fluffy and soft texture.","@type": "Question","name": "Is cleaning a faux sheepskin rug different than cleaning a real one?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "No. Both types of sheepskin rugs require hand washing, unless the care tag on yours says machine washing is ok. The fragile nature of the rug's fibers needs a gentle cleaning process."]}]}] Skip to contentBetter Homes & Gardens - 100 years of powering your passions at homeSearchSearchPlease fill out this field.Log InMy AccountLog OutMagazine Subscribe Manage Your Subscription Give a Gift Subscription BHG Books BHG Archives Get Help Newsletter Sweepstakes Subscribe SearchSearchPlease fill out this field.DecoratingDecorating Rooms Choosing Color Window Treatments Interior Painting Decorating Tips & Advice Fireplace Design Ideas Seasonal Decorating Small-Space Decorating Styles & Decor Home Makeovers DIY Home Decor Traditional Home View All Home ImprovementHome Improvement Real Estate Home Exteriors Outdoor Structures DIY Home Electrical Tips & Guides Home Remodeling Porches & Outdoor Rooms Remodeling Advice & Planning Plumbing Installations & Repairs Flooring Decks View All GardenGarden Flowers Garden Pests Caring for Your Yard Container Gardens Garden Design Trees, Shrubs & Vines Houseplants Landscaping Edible Gardening Gardening By Region Plant Encyclopedia View All HousekeepingHousekeeping House Cleaning Laundry & Linens Cleaning Tips Organization Tips Closet Organization Kitchen Storage Organization Storage Solutions View All RecipesRecipes How to Cook Healthy Recipes Casseroles Chicken Recipes Desserts & Baking Slow Cooker Recipes Beef Recipes Breakfast and Brunch Recipes Global Recipes Quick & Easy Recipes View All ShoppingShopping Shop Our Collection BHG Recommends View All HolidaysHolidays St. Patrick's Day Easter Mother's Day Memorial Day Father's Day Juneteenth Traditions Entertaining View All NewsNews Home Trends Food Trends Gardening Trends About Us Subscribe Log InMy AccountMy AccountLog OutMagazineMagazine Subscribe Manage Your Subscription Give a Gift Subscription BHG Books BHG Archives Get Help Newsletter Sweepstakes Follow Us BHG's Facebook BHG's Instagram BHG's Twitter BHG's Pinterest BHG's YouTube BHG's TikTok BHG's Flipboard Decorating Rooms Choosing Color Window Treatments Interior Painting Decorating Tips & Advice Fireplace Design Ideas Seasonal Decorating Small-Space Decorating Styles & Decor Home Makeovers DIY Home Decor Traditional Home View All Home Improvement Real Estate Home Exteriors Outdoor Structures DIY Home Electrical Tips & Guides Home Remodeling Plumbing Installations & Repairs Flooring Decks View All Garden Flowers Garden Pests Caring for Your Yard Container Gardens Garden Design Trees, Shrubs & Vines Houseplants Landscaping Edible Gardening Gardening By Region Plant Encyclopedia View All Housekeeping House Cleaning Laundry & Linens Cleaning Tips Organization Tips Closet Organization Kitchen Storage Organization Storage Solutions View All Recipes How to Cook Healthy Recipes Casseroles Chicken Recipes Desserts & Baking Slow Cooker Recipes Beef Recipes Breakfast and Brunch Recipes Global Recipes Quick & Easy Recipes View All Shopping Shop Our Collection BHG Recommends View All Holidays St. Patrick's Day Easter Mother's Day Memorial Day Father's Day Juneteenth Traditions Entertaining View All News Home Trends Food Trends Gardening Trends About UsSubscribeHousekeepingHouse CleaningCleaning TipsHow to Clean a Sheepskin RugThese fluffy floor coverings have a few quirks when it comes to keeping them clean.ByJolie Kerr Jolie KerrJolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha. Her work has appeared in GQ, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times and Town & Country. A graduate of Barnard College, Jolie lives in a tiny Manhattan apartment with her five vacuum cleaners.Learn about BHG's Editorial ProcessUpdated on February 1, 2023ShareTweetPinEmailPlush sheepskin rugs look and feel wonderful, but the fluffy material can be a dirt magnet and quickly become matted and tangled in the course of everyday use. Caring for a sheepskin rug isn't overly complicated or time-consuming, but there are some specific dos and don'ts when it comes to cleaning these furry accessories. 041b061a72