How Do I Clean My Tibetan Lamb Fur Sheepskin?

Great question! Oftentimes, cleaning your sheepskin and lamb fur may seem daunting, but in reality, it's a straightforward process.

Sheepskin rugs add a touch of luxury and comfort to any space. Their soft texture and natural elegance make them a popular choice for adding warmth and style. However, maintaining these delicate pieces requires careful attention to ensure they retain their beauty. Here are some expert tips to help you care for your sheepskin rug.

Regular Care is Key

  • Shake It When your sheepskin or lamb fur items arrive, they might appear flattened or have loose fibers due to shipping. After unpacking, be sure to give them a good shake outdoors. Don't be concerned if they seem a bit flat initially. Exposure to air will help them regain their fluffiness and smooth out any wrinkles Give your rug a good shake outside to remove loose dirt and debris. For larger rugs, hang them over a railing and gently beat them.
  • Brush It Regularly brushing your sheepskin and lamb fur is key to maintaining their silky, clean, and fluffy appearance. Be sure to brush gently to avoid damaging the fibers.
  • Vacuuming: Regular vacuuming with the suction-only setting is essential. Avoid using a beater brush; instead, opt for an upholstery attachment if necessary.
  • Clean It If you encounter a stain on your sheepskin or lamb fur, avoid cleaning the entire piece; instead, focus on the affected area. Washing the entire item should be your last resort, as it can permanently alter its shape, appearance, and texture.

Spot Cleaning for Small Messes

  • Immediate Action: Address spills immediately by blotting with a clean towel.
  • Gentle Cleaning: Use a sponge or rag with warm water for spot cleaning. Avoid harsh chemicals, opting for sheepskin-specific cleaners.

Deep Cleaning for a Fresh Look

  • Hand Washing: If your rug needs more than spot cleaning, hand wash it with warm water and a sheepskin-safe detergent.
  • Drying: Never use a dryer. Air dry your rug on a clean towel, reshaping the leather as it dries.
  • Brushing: Use a wire sheepskin brush to detangle the fibers.

Professional Care for Tough Stains

For stubborn stains or deep cleaning, consider professional cleaning services. This ensures your rug is handled with the care it deserves, maintaining its quality and longevity.

To clean a spot on the fur, dampen a cloth with lukewarm water and a sheepskin cleaning detergent. Gently dab the stained area and then allow it to air dry. Rinse the spot with water to remove any detergent residues. When drying, avoid direct sunlight and allow the fur to air dry naturally. Avoid scrubbing wet fur, as it can cause fiber breakage and stretching.

For significant stains, refrain from attempting to wash the fur by hand or in a washing machine, as this can lead to shrinkage and irreversible changes in the wool's appearance. In such cases, it's best to entrust your fur to a professional sheepskin cleaner. Explore our wide range of available lamb fur pelt colors here.

The Don'ts of Caring for Your Tibetan Fur:

  • Do not fully wash or tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight for drying

In conclusion, caring for your Tibetan fur is not as challenging as it may seem. Regular brushing and shaking will help your fur products maintain their fluffy and beautiful appearance. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!