Creators of felt objects and rugs since 2003, we have gathered for you some tips that will allow you to enjoy our creations in complete serenity.
Delphine, Ambassador in our shop in Paris and expert in this field, gives you her secrets with the proper practises to take care of your felt using natural products.
The essential to take care of felt
We advise you to vaccum your rug regularly, taking care to remove the brush.
When the rug is new, you have to vaccum it up more often during the first three or four weeks in order to eliminate the excess wool related to its manufacture.
For other objects, you can also aspirate them from time to time if you feel this is necessary.
In the case of frequent passage or friction, small bales of wool may form. Remove them by gently pulling them aside (never from bottom to top!). For the more resistant, use a pair of scissors and cut flush..
To revive the colours or remove dirt on the surface, use white vinegar by applying it with a sprayer and a damp sponge.
It is also a good way to keep moths away even if the felt is not their priority!
To remodel a felt object or remove the folds, for example on receipt of your order, and restore it to its original shape, use the steam of an iron or a steamer to release the fibers. The felt does not fear the heat of the steam, you will not damage it.
Specific care for felt
To clean a simple stain on felt, Marseille soap and black soap are the perfect products to use. Shampoo the stained surface with the soap and then rinse with plenty of water. Remove excess water by simply pressing, do not wring out by twisting the part.
This method also allows the wool to be felted again when it is too bouloched because of the different passages and friction on the material.
If a liquid is accidentally spilled on the felt, immediately mop with a cloth. If there are any remaining marks, use the above method, but the felt is a water repellent, you have a good chance of avoiding this step!!
For a sticky spot such as a candle, modelling clay or other material on felted wool, place a paper towel or blotting paper on the spot, then heat with an iron to harvest the material. In case of resistance to stain, rub with a cloth soaked in vinegar water.
In the case of a grease stain, the Spanish white, when mixed with water, absorbs grease stains on rugs or other felt surfaces with great efficiency.
If you spill tea on felt, especially if it is clear..., use a mixture with half a lemon and bicarbonate that you pour on a cloth to clean.
Ultimate care for felt
For the toughest stains, such as coffee, sweet drink, egg yolk or fat stains... Absorb as much liquid as possible before using Sommière soil.
It is necessary to intervene quickly on the stain by sprinkling widely, then let it act for 2 or 3 hours before gently rubbing the wool with a sponge (not a brush!).
The trick to older tasks is to heat it with a hair dryer before dusting with Sommière soil.
Once done, and if necessary, clean with Marseille soap or black soap as previously indicated, after vaccuming your rug.
At last, if your favorite cat or pet has made its needs on your felt rug, sparkling water, especially the Perrier, which is the most gasified water, can fight off the stain and its smell.
You have to let it work until the gas brings the stain to the surface. The older the stain, the more you have to let it work.
Finally, sponge and shampoo with Marseille soap or black soap if needed.
It is also a good remedy for removing coloured stains.