Fine wood furniture cleaning should be done with a soft, lint-free cotton cloth moistened with water or furniture polish following the lines of the grain. Wiping wood surfaces with a dry rag can cause scratches to the finish. Use a light touch and rotate your cleaning cloth frequently.
Regular and thorough vacuuming is the best way to remove soil and dirt particles before they become embedded. If threads are pulled to the surface during vacuuming, do not attempt to pull out the loose fibers, rather, clip the loose fibers with scissors.
Spot + Stain Removal
Immediate treatment of any spill is very important. Blot up liquids with a paper towel or color free absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids with the end of a knife or spoon. Apply an absorbent dry powder cleaner directly to the affected area. Let stand for 15 minutes, and vacuum until all powder is gone. Repeat as necessary. We recommend these cleaners:
- Capture Dry Carpet Cleaning Powder
- Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaning Powder
- Wools of New Zealand WoolClean
Please note that absorbent powder cleaners are intended for spot cleaning only. Be careful of overuse, which may cause build up. angela adams does not recommend any stain repellent treatments that contain silicone, because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling.
Depending on traffic and wear, you may want to have your rug professionally cleaned. Regular cleaning will enhance the color and texture and extend the life of your rug. Find a reputable cleaner in your area that specializes in high quality wool rugs. Inform the cleaner that the rug is made of New Zealand wool, with latex adhesive and a cotton backing. The rug should be cleaned flat on the floor, not in a machine. The rug should never be completely immersed in water. Approved rug cleaning methods are: bonnet cleaning, hot steam extraction, surface cleaning, rotary scrub brush cleaning, water and water based shampoo.
angela adams uses only high quality industry standard dyes. These dyes have very good color-fastness properties; however you should protect your rug from direct sunlight. Rotating your rug and furniture occasionally is recommended to equalize wear and sun effects.
Use a non-slip rug pad under the rug to keep the rug in place and to add an extra layer of protection. Rug pads are recommended for all rugs that are placed on radiant heated floors.
New wool rugs shed loose wool fibers or “fluff.” This shedding is the normal result of fibers left in the rug during the rug making process. Regular vacuuming will remove these fibers over time, usually a few months to a year. Occasionally through normal wear, a yarn tuft will work its way to the surface of the rug. Never pull these out, simply clip the loose fibers with scissors.
Store hand-tufted rugs by rolling them, so that the wool face of the rug is protected and the cotton backing is exposed. Wrap with cloth for protection. Store hand-woven rugs by rolling them and wrapping them with cloth for protection.