How to clean sheep skin?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by eggzettera, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    Besides taking to the dry cleaner which I do not want to do (obnoxious chemicals) how would you clean a sheepskin rug/throw? It is not so much dirty with spills and such as it is yellow from being in a smokers house. Would you use hair shampoo and some kinda of brush?
    Should I use some conditioner afterward?
    Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions are welcome.

  2. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    [​IMG] Good Gosh, should have know it would be you to be the first to respond, [​IMG] woman how do you post as much as you do AND research?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have no idea, really. It's a gift.

  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX

    *oops, secret's out!*
  5. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] you two are such a hoot! [​IMG]
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Quote:I think they make shampoo for it specificlly. I remember having a sheepskin for the baby crib from germany along with shampoo to clean it. Would cleaner for sheepwool socks work?

  7. Peaguy

    Peaguy Songster

    Apr 23, 2007
    If you can't find the shampoo go to a local feed and seed - get a soap called ORVUS the only problem is it is a large container usually and can be kinda pricey but it has a million uses and is super gentle and goes on forever! We use to use it to bathe the horses and never had any problems. just a little dab was enough to clean two horses head to hoof. It is even safe to use on all your delicate craft stuffs made of fabric. will not bleach colors or anything!
    Use luke warm water trying not to saturate the skin side and absolutely no heat for drying and you should be fine!
    After it is COMPLETELY DRY you can use the fluff cycle on your regular dryer to fluff it up for you.. just remember NO HEAT!
    If you line dry remember that the sun is a heat source so put it in a shady area where the sun will NOT get to it until it is dry 100,000%

    edited for finger wedgie spelling errors
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009

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