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how to wash sheepskin rug

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happypotamus Wed 27-Mar-13 12:03:57

Fucking cat pissed on my lovely fluffy sheepskin rug (I don't care that no one has sheepskin rugs in this decade or whether MN disapproves of them).
What do I do?
There are no cleaning instructions on it. There probably were some tagged to it when we first got it but that was years ago.
I tried shampooing the affected bit with baby shampoo and rinsing it under the shower but that doesn't seem to have helped much.
I really don't like these cats at the moment.

MinimalistMommi Wed 27-Mar-13 12:06:35

My one bit of advice, don't tumble dry it, even if it says it can be. <bitter experience>

EffieTheDuck Wed 27-Mar-13 12:07:29

I wash ours in the washing machine on a wool wash. The back of the sheepskin goes a bit tough but lots of stamping on it softens it up.
Raise the pile with a dog brush (the metal type).

EffieTheDuck Wed 27-Mar-13 12:08:19

Air dry it if you can or dry it slowly.

IsItAMonster Wed 27-Mar-13 12:15:52

Wash it in the washing machine but be prepared for your house to smell of wet dog, or perhaps sheep, until it dries.

happypotamus Wed 27-Mar-13 13:34:41

Thanks. I wasn't sure if it the washing machine would completely destroy it. The wool cycle seems obvious when you think that the rug is really made of the same think as wool.

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