Discussion in 'Rugs and Textiles' started by WillS, Jan 1, 2017.
Encap and compound does wonders..
You won't believe it, but its WOOL. This guy had 3 of these rugs in different sizes. Walked from Hardwood Mopped with some detergent crap right onto the rugs for a year. Attracted tons of dirt and a couple pee stains. Home decorator said the white would go great with his dark hardwood. Bad idea. He did pay us $750 for all 3 with free pick/delivery.
If I could... I would prefer to only clean rugs.
The rugs were so thin at first I thought synthetic. Turned over and looked at the tags, 100% wool. They begin to dry wavy even with a fan on them. Had to roll up when dried and taped. Rolled up for 3 days and when unrolled, unrolled flat and nice. He was ecstatic at the difference.
Will, that looks brand new.
Thanks! My business partner cleaned this one. The customer was extremely happy. We cleaned 3 of these for him and all had high traffic. Total cost for all 3 cleaned was $550. Worked out well for all of us.
Would you describe the process? We are just starting to venture into rugs.
We use the CRB with Encap 02, a product called Lift Out and a ton of HOST. Scrub and scrub. Lift out mixed with the 02 will brighten the shit out of anything. With this one we added a bit of Citrus Solv to the 02. Mikey thinks this leaves residue, but if you agitate then add compound, it removes any residues. This one we cleaned twice since the customer dropped it at our warehouse. In home cleaning on this would have been to tough.
Btw, we usually use wool bristles on wool/silk/oriental, but some Wools the black and white (or more stiff bristles) work perfectly. Won't cause damage just will pull off more loose fibers.
I always wanted to try dry compound on a lightly soiled rug then tumble dust it to remove the compound...
We had to do an upscale jewelry store with dry compound, fookin mess that was.. Pile lifted the carpet, crb'ed the compound, pile lifted and vacuumed to remove it... If you parted the fibers you could still see compound left over..
Every once and a while you sweep up under the tumbler and you find Dry Compound.
Every time you sweep up under the tumbler you find....what everyone else left in!