how to clean a white rug

How To Clean A White Rug?


Date Posted:

February 27, 2023

Nothing beats the beauty of a plush white rug in your home. It gives a touch of warmth and elegance to your place with its beautiful appearance. But regular use and high traffic make your white rug look grimy and dull.

If you are also worried about the dull appearance of your rug, here is the solution. Check out how to clean a white rug and some simple yet effective methods to maintain it.

How to Maintain A White Rug?

1. Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming your rug regularly will get most of your work done. Vacuuming removes the loose soil and dirt particles and prevents them from getting deep inside the rug fibres. You should vacuum your rug twice or thrice a week. Use property attachment for better results.

2. Shake The Rug

Along with vacuuming, you must snake your rug once in while to remove the soil, dirt, and debris from your rug fibres. Take the rug outside and shake it thoroughly. You can even beat it by hanging on a clothesline. But make sure you do not end up damaging your rug.

3. Clean Spills Immediately

Not addressing the spill for a long time will not only affect the appearance of your rug but also make it more difficult to clean. You must clean the spills and stains as early as possible before the stain-causing contaminants get deep into your carpet fibres.

4. Remove Pet Hair and Danger

If you have a pet or pets at home, you need to take extra care of your rug. Pet hair and danger get trapped between rug fibres and not only make it look unclean but also cause musty odours. You can use some effective ways to remove pet hair to make your rugs free from pet hair and danger.

How To Clean A White Rug?

Even though hiring a professional rug cleaning service remains the best option, there are some DIY methods that you can use to clean a white rug. But before you begin, check the cleaning tag on your rug to ensure it is suitable for deep cleaning.

Start by preparing a cleaning solution. Add one tablespoon of dish soap to a bowl of water. You can increase or decrease the proportion as per the size of your rug. Then dip a sponge or clean cloth in the cleaning solution, wring it and work on small sections.

Dip another sponge or clean cloth into clean water, wring it and scrub the rug to remove excess cleaning solution residue and accumulated dirt and grime from your rug. Repeat this process and cover the rug area.

How To Clean The Stains?

Start with blotting the stain as much as you can. Blot the excess liquid using paper towels or microfiber cloth and keep blotting until the cloth or paper towel stops soaking.

» Use Dish Soap

Add one tablespoon of dish soap to a bowl of water, dip a clean cloth in the mixture and wring it. Then gently scrub the damp cloth on the stain and let it work for a few minutes.

Then take another clean cloth, soak it in water and work on the stain after wringing it. This will remove the soap residue and stain-causing contaminants.

» Vinegar and Club Soda

Vinegar and club soda work great for stains like red wine, juice, coffee, etc. Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and club soda. Dip a clean rag in the solution, wring it and gently scrub on the stain.

Rinse the stain with some water and blot as much liquid as you can. Repeat this step until the stain disappears.

» Rubbing Alcohol

For stains like ink, oil, or cooking grease, you can use rubbing alcohol. Scrub the rubbing alcohol on the stain using a white rag and wait 2-3 minutes to let it work. Rinse the stain with water and soak the excess alcohol along with the stain. Repeat this process until the stain is completely removed.

» Commercial Rug Cleaners

You can also consider using a store-bought rug cleaner to remove the stain from your rug. While doing so, make sure that you choose a mild cleaner, that won’t damage your rug. Follow the product instructions to clean the stain.