Protect Rug from Sun Damage. Protect Rug From Color Fade and Discoloration.
Is your rug in a room that receives a lot of sunlight throughout the day? Do you know how to protect an oriental rug from sun fade damage? If you’re wondering how to keep those colors looking as fresh and vibrant as the day you bought the rug, we can help! One of our great products which we offer is UV Protection for your rugs. Many of rug owners either sacrifice the colors of their rugs by exposing it to the sun or sacrifice the beautiful sun by covering their windows with tints or curtains. With this UV protection you can safely protect your carpet. We use a colorless, odorless spray that blocks the sun’s harmful rays and prevents your rugs from experiencing premature aging, fading, and sun bleaching.
The product we use is Woolsafe approved which means it has been third party tested by Woolsafe, a highly trusted organization, for color fastness and toxicity, and effectiveness. This product is safe for children and pets as it is not toxic or harmful. Think of it like sunblock land sun lotion for your textiles. It works amazingly well on your brightest and boldest colors that you don’t want to fade. Much like our Spill Protect and Moth Guard products, we will never use anything that changes the texture or feel of your rug, but will simply help it look its best at all times and make your rugs last you for years and years to come.
The way our UV Protector works is almost exactly how sunblock and sun lotion works on your skin. After we apply our Ultra Violet Protector, we allow time for the Persian, oriental, and tufted rug to absorb the product by taking it within the fiber, where the dye rests. The UV Protector lays right over the dye and acts as a shield against the rays produced by the sun. The protector needs 48 to 72 hours in order to reach its optimum effectiveness. Therefore after spraying the area rug, the rug should not be exposed to a lot of foot traffic. In addition you must avoid spilling over the rug or having accidents on it to allow the fiver to fully absorb the UV Protector and make it effective. Once the UV Protector is in effect, you can enjoy the colors of your rug and enjoy the sun as well.
Your oriental rugs, Persian rugs, contemporary area rugs and carpets can be damaged by sun yielding different results. Premature aging caused by sun damage is when the color of your handmade or area rug changes much sooner that the normal aging of the rug. Antique oriental rugs have much more toned down and settled colors. This occurs when Persians carpets age through the oxidization of the colors and its exposure to the sun throughout the years. However, handmade and machine made rugs which are exposed to a lot of consistent and direct sunlight, even at early stages of their life, can lose their colors. In addition to damaging the fiber if left for a long time, the value of the rug can be negatively affected as the rug loses its original natural colors. Sun bleaching is when the color of the rug turns towards a white color, especially ivory and yellow colors, from being left in direct contact with the sun for too long.
Call us today at 310-770-9085 to UV Protect your rugs and help keep those bright colors as bright as possible for future generations to see!