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Soaking in buo

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Armbags Wed 19-Oct-16 20:20:33

Hello cleaning gurus of MN smile
How long can I soak a cotton rug in bio washing powder and will it magically remove a decade of crusty old stains?
Anyone know how long you can soak before the bio damages the cotton? I am clearly clueless!
I've got as far as heaving the massive thing into the bath and scrubbing it all over with a brush to get the worst off but it still looks patchy, will soaking help?
DH tells me to bin it and get a new one but I would feel too guilty!

Armbags Wed 19-Oct-16 20:23:32

That was supposed to be bio in the title obviously. I think I've got it in my eye angry

e1y1 Wed 19-Oct-16 23:38:52

As long as the rug is completely cotton; it won't be damaged at all. Only silk or wool can be damaged by biological detergents.
I've soaked items in a bucket for 2 days before now.
Soaking may well help, but depending on the stain and how long it has been there, it may not be completely removed.

Armbags Thu 20-Oct-16 16:55:14

Brilliant, thanks for your advice.
It's just general grubbiness rather than stains, although there are a couple of felt tip marks but I can flip it over luckily.
It seems to have come up well but it's hard to tell as it's still wet.
Thanks again!

e1y1 Thu 20-Oct-16 23:58:50

You're welcome smile

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