To avoid permanent damage, accidental spills and stains should be dealt with immediately – or in… ahem… two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Before using any stain treatment, make sure you have “contained the stain”. This will stop it spreading further. Note that different types of stains require specific cleaning methods.
The most common culprit for soiling is the dreaded ‘dirty shoes on the rug’ scenario. A cleverly positioned front door mat can stop potential offenders traipsing their way through the home with weapons of rug destruction on their feet. Dirty disaster avoided!
Staining occurs when pigments chemically bond with wool fibre. Once this bonding has taken place, removing the stain without some damage to the wool pile can be extremely difficult. It is very important to attend to spills and stains promptly.
Frequent and moderate cleaning is advised. This will help to avoid more serious measures to recover sheepskin products to their full glory.