Stark raven mad!

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  1. T Monahan
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    A client got this rug as a gift and wondered if it would clean up? What do you think? 15220152_1174739069242456_3460280196442656586_n.jpg 15220176_1174739065909123_1005784281009447824_n.jpg 15241202_1174739089242454_5959754504938324976_n.jpg 15242028_1174739079242455_7008063715087798156_n.jpg 15337459_1174739092575787_1440836863260033546_n.jpg
    You could also say Stark raving mad.
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    The Stark label means it is a pricey rug. You could afford to spend a little time on this and charge right.
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    Yikes

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    Sisal?
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    Same question as Jordan. Looks like sisal to me. That will be fun.

    Wouldn't be in issue if FPA was applied at time of purchase.
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    Not Sisal with that design! From what I can tell. Synthetic? Wool? I would test first then hammer it hard....seems to have been hammered anyway! Structurally looks OK?
    So, Prima, Sisal and all Cellulose-tics can be washed safely after FPA??????
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    It is already doomed. It is a Sisal field and severely bleached-out in some areas along with a great deal of stains.

    Origin and Etymology of stark:
    Middle English, stiff, strong, from Old English stearc; akin to Old High German starc strong, Lithuanian starinti to stiffen
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    Clean it and give it to chris howell to redye
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    A client got this rug as a gift and wondered if it would clean up? What do you think? I think they need to meet better friends.
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    I'd Run-- from that rug..

    Just too lazy to GAD.
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    As you can see the corners are already Curling up and this is just from absorbing moisture from the atmosphere. Once the border get wet the corners will pull/shrink in different directions--- which means you might have to disassemble the border and restretch the carpet and border and put it back together.

    If you are new to rug cleaning just avoid rugs by Stark--unless you have a lot of extra money in the bank or great insurance to pay the customer for the rug.
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    Chris trained me. There are limitations to cover things up.
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    The Stark brand meant something pre-recession. Now they stick their name on anything.

    You might see how well the label cleans up, then glue it on one from the actual manufacturer of this rug. That's where the value of this rug lies.
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    OP, plan on more than one attemp. Use very little moisture and speed dry it.
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    Chris trained me too. I would clean it fixed the bleach spots or color clean the entire thing at darker shade it'll look brand-new . But comes down to value to the rug.
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    I thought this was a post about Jimmy Ladwig....

    Seriously, good information Tom, thanks.
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    What I find funny is the work performed. The tapestry border is falling off. It looks like a kindergarten kid applied to much glue. Lol sloppy. I'm glad my label is not on that. According to the backing it is not sisal.
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    My thought seeing the design on the front.
    So Tom is it Sisal or not.
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    It is Sisal

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