Persian rugs

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I have done a ton of Persian rugs with encap cleaning make sure you spray enough to have good lubrication without saturation also lightly spray your bonnet beforehand and go over it once or twice three times the most and take it immediately after and your golden. Charge accordingly these pieces are expensive and liability are high as well. If the customer gives you a hard time about charging X amount of money for a very little amount of time explain why and explain you can't go to aggressive on it for the chance of distorting fiber.
 

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Rotary methods of applying encap products - 175 machines, Cimex, OP machines - all tend to pull fibers loose. Depending upon the quality of the wool, how much lubrication you use and so forth, it is possible to leave the rug fuzzy and make the design less distinct.

Encapsulation with Brush Pro and soft brushes moves on a different plane and does not have this issue. The preferred way to encap Persian or any wool rug.

Whatever method, use plenty of encap solution to lubricate.
 
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We will be demonstrating and having students clean some Oriental rugs using encapsulation methods during the hands-on rug washing classes for your market. Sept 26th - 29th in Lorton Va and Nov 7th - 9th in Orlando FL.

Start planning your rug washing experience. Maybe combine with family vacation.

Just confirmed that our Lorton / Washington DC class will spend a few hours at one of the largest rug importers in USA. We will have tens of thousands of different rugs to look at. During the class, students can but at the same price large retailer pay for rugs.
 
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I have done it with some success, using a Stepson and Glads.(down on hands and knees) never done large rugs this way, just small ones , or runners.
And yes , got a lot of fuzzies.
 

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We will be demonstrating and having students clean some Oriental rugs using encapsulation methods during the hands-on rug washing classes for your market. Sept 26th - 29th in Lorton Va and Nov 7th - 9th in Orlando FL.

Start planning your rug washing experience. Maybe combine with family vacation.

Just confirmed that our Lorton / Washington DC class will spend a few hours at one of the largest rug importers in USA. We will have tens of thousands of different rugs to look at. During the class, students can but at the same price large retailer pay for rugs.

Scott , can you please send a link where I can register
 

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We will be demonstrating and having students clean some Oriental rugs using encapsulation methods during the hands-on rug washing classes for your market. Sept 26th - 29th in Lorton Va and Nov 7th - 9th in Orlando FL.

Start planning your rug washing experience. Maybe combine with family vacation.

Just confirmed that our Lorton / Washington DC class will spend a few hours at one of the largest rug importers in USA. We will have tens of thousands of different rugs to look at. During the class, students can but at the same price large retailer pay for rugs.


I used to live in Lorton, Va. Scott. Back in the early 80's. Good times
 
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Encapubrite 2 with an encapsulation pad on a buffer

As Scott mentioned you must be very careful using a rotary, (though an OP machine would be ever more risky) because if you use the wrong bonnet, you might cause what's called "sprouting". Only this will be much worse then what comes out of the mills.

Now most sprouting actually comes from the mill during the manufacturing process, but we humans can cause it too simply by using the wrong tools.

Okay, let's move on. Even more important than the machine you use is the type of bonnet you use with your machine of choice. Believe it or not some rugs require specific bonnets in order to reduce the chance of damage. If cleaning a wool rug it is best to use a wool bonnet. Wool runs much cooler than all other bonnets. If you can not find a wool bonnet, (Bonnet Pro used to sell them) then a polyester/rayon bonnet would be the next best choice. The loopy ones.

Another thing to keep in mind is fiber type. While most rugs, or better yet, investment textiles are made from wool, silk is also used and while silk can handle all the alkaline you can throw at it, what silk can NOT handle is agitation. You'll destroy it.

Lastly using a dry compound is another safe method. While you did not ask about it, it is still a form of encapsulation.

If you want to use a CRB, do use the softest brushes like Scott said AND get yourself a dozen or so white cotton towels and wipe down the rug (in one direction) after you brush it and you will remove even more soil.

Hope this helps.
 
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