How to Remove Stains From Wool Carpet

Constance Barker

Wool carpets and rugs are created from a natural fiber that is longer-lasting than synthetic material. Wool is fire-retardant and odor-free, but unfortunately, not stain-proof. Removing stains from wool carpeting is not difficult as long as you follow the right steps.

Clean wool carpeting with a wool detergent.
  1. Blot excess liquid from wool-carpet stains with white paper towels or cloths. Blot the area gently so you don't spread the stain.

  2. Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/2 cup wool detergent in a bucket. Add 1 quart of warm water.

  3. Place a clean white cloth into the cleaning solution and wring out excess water. Blot the stain with the cloth. Start blotting from outside the stain, working toward the center. This keeps the stain from expanding.

  4. Rinse the cloth in the cleaning solution, wring it out and continue dabbing at the stain until it is gone. Use clean, damp cloths to blot the area and remove all soapy residue from the carpet.

  5. Press towels or white cloths into the wet area of the carpet after removing the stain. Keep pressing the dry towels into the wool carpet until you lift most of the moisture. Direct a fan toward the damp area to dry it the rest of the way.

  6. Tip

    Test the cleaning solution in a closet or other hidden area of the carpet before applying it to the stain to ensure it does not discolor wool carpeting.