Spring Cleaning: How to Remove Outdoor Stains from Your Persian Rug

The arrival of Springtime means plenty of outdoor activities are in store, from picnics in the park to playing catch in the backyard. But along with those sunny days comes a new set of cleaning challenges – especially if you have an Oriental or Persian rug! Dirt, grass, mud and paw prints can all leave unsightly stains on your beautiful floor covering. So how can you get them clean again? Check out our tips below!

How to Remove Grass Stains from Your Persian Rug

If you have grass stains on your Persian or Oriental rug, act quickly! Fresh stains are always easier to remove than ones that have been allowed to set. First, try blotting the stain with a clean white cloth soaked in lukewarm water. If that doesn’t work, mix one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of water and sponge the mixture onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then blot dry.

How to Remove Mud Stains from Your Persian Rug

Mud stains can be a bit more stubborn, but there are a few things you can try. First, let the mud dry completely, then vacuum it up. You can also try using a dull knife or spoon to lift the dried mud off the surface of the rug. If that doesn’t work, mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of water and sponge it onto the stain. Let this mixture sit for a few minutes, then blot dry.

How to Remove Paw Prints from Your Persian Rug

If your furry friend has tracked in some dirt or mud, don’t worry! First, try blotting the stain with a clean white cloth soaked in lukewarm water. If that doesn’t work, mix one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of water and sponge the mixture onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then blot dry. For more tips on how to remove pet stains from your Persian or Oriental rug, read our blog.

How to Dry Your Rug from Wet Stains

After using any of the above methods, it’s important to dry your rug thoroughly to prevent mold and mildew growth. The best way to do this is to lay a clean white towel over the wet area and weigh it down with something heavy, like a stack of books. Leave it for a few hours, then remove the towel and vacuum the area.

Prevention is Key to Maintaining Your Persian or Oriental Rug

Of course, the best way to keep your Persian or Oriental rug looking its best is to prevent stains in the first place. Place a mat at all entrances to your home so that dirt and mud can be wiped off before it has a chance to get on your rug. And if you have pets, consider investing in a pet-friendly rug! For more rug cleaning and stain prevention tips, visit our website.

Contact Us for Professional Rug Cleaning, Reweaving, and Repairs in Shrewsbury, MA

Happy Spring cleaning! Hopefully these tips helped you remove any stubborn outdoor stains from your Persian or Oriental rug. For professional rug cleaning services, contact Persia Oriental Rug Gallery in Shrewsbury, MA. We’ll be happy to help get your Persian or Oriental rug looking like new again! Visit our website today for more information about our services, or give us a call at 508-753-4667.