Care for sheepskin rugs
How to Care for your sheepskin rugs.Some tips and advices
Vacuum your sheepskin rug regularly as you would any rug. Most dust, dirt and spills remain on the upper surface of the sheepskin wool and are easily removed.
Brush your sheepskin with wide pet brush or comb carefully.
Sheepskin rugs can be washed either in a machine or by hand. Please note that we strongly suggest hand washing. The best time to wash them is in the spring, summer or autumn. Prior to washing take the rug outside and shake as much of the dirt out of the skin as possible. Vacuum your rug using a brush attachment to remove any remaining trapped particles. Then gave your sheepskin a good brush with a proper sheepskin brush or wide pet brush or comb to get out as many knots as you could before the sheepskin got wet.
Use a mild liquid household detergent in cold or warm water (max 30C). Do not use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach, or which are alkaline.
Use the 'wool wash' cycle on your washing machine and wash in warm water (max 30C). Use a mild liquid detergent suitable for washing machines.
Do not use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach, or which are alkaline.
After washing, the wool may revert back to its natural curly state. You can help restore the fluffy appearance by brushing the wool while it is wet and again when it is dry. Any good pet shop will have a wide pet brush or comb, normally associated with dogs, but is equally good for brushing out sheepskin rugs.
Hang the Sheepskin outside to dry naturally, avoiding direct sunlight.
Storage: Should you wish to store your sheepskin at any time, place it in a cool airy place avoiding direct sunlight. Packaging in plastic bags for an extended period of time is not recommended.