Fur rugs are luxurious and can lend a sumptuous appeal to your home décor. Cleaning these rugs can seem overwhelming, as many fur rugs cannot endure dry-cleaning chemicals, and the use of water to clean fur rugs can completely destroy them. Clean your white fur regularly to avoid a heavy buildup of stains and soiling.

Sheep fur over wool texture
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A white fur rug.

Step 1

Blot up liquid spills on your fur rug immediately with a clean cloth, removing as much of the fluid as possible. Rub the affected area with cornmeal until you are sure all the moisture has been removed. Brush out excess cornmeal with a soft-bristled brush.

Step 2

Hang the rug on a clothesline and beat out the dirt and dust using a carpet beater or similar item, such as a small paddle or racket. Flip the rug over and beat the other side. Let the rug hang in the sun for several hours before returning it indoors.

Step 3

Lay the fur rug on the floor and sprinkle it thoroughly with white flour, massaging the flour deeply into the fibers. Work down into the rug with your fingers as if you were scrubbing the area with suds.

Step 4

Cover the entire rug with a clean cloth and allow the flour to sit overnight on the rug.

Step 5

Return the rug outdoors and shake out excess flour. Hang the rug over a clothesline, inside out. Beat the rug until you have removed all of the remaining flour. Reposition the rug on the line so you can remove the flour from the area it was previously hanging upon, and repeat.