How to Clean a Cowhide Rug

If you are looking for a rug for your home, cowhide is the best option. A cowhide rug can fit many situations, from a traditional to a casual modern day home.

These rugs are durable, easy to clean and need minimum effort to look great. To clean a cowhide rug, you don’t need to buy a special cleaner or chemical, simply include it in your normal cleaning routine.

Things Required:

– Cowhide Rug
– Plastic brush
– Vacuum cleaner
– Paper towel
– Knife
– Plastic spatula
– Sponge
– Water
– Vinegar
– Eucalyptus oil
– Soap


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    Routine cleaning

    Routine cleaning of a cow skin rug is as simple as giving it a shake outside to remove the dirt and dust. However, if you don’t want to pick up the rug each time, you can use either a hard plastic brush (like a scrubbing brush) or a vacuum cleaner. Cleaning the rug with a plastic brush helps keep the hair soft while removing the dirt and dust particles. When vacuuming, do not push the hair of your cow skin rug up.

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    Cleaning spills

    If you want to clean stains then first consider the type of spill or damage and then treat it accordingly. Soak up liquid spills immediately with a paper towel and remove the solid ingredients with a plastic spatula or blunt edge of knife (scrape in the direction of the hair). Wipe the stain with a damp (not wet) sponge, using a mild soap solution. Do not soak the cloth in the soap and water solution; avoid dry cleaning or using the washing machine. Finally clean the rug using a diluted water (95%) and vinegar (5%) solution. This will help eliminate unpleasant smells.

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    Cleaning oily spills

    To clean oily spills, like grease, first remove the solid matter using the blunt edge of the knife. Then apply eucalyptus oil directly to the stains. Finally wipe with a damp sponge using a mild water and soap solution.

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    Hire Professional

    There are many cleaning companies that you can call to clean to come to the house and clean your cowhide rug. Please remember that they can cost quite a bit of money so be prepared for in advance.

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