Care of your Cowhide Rug and Cushions

Cowhide is very easy to clean. It is NOT a hollow-fibre; so it does not absorb dirt and hence is ideal as a rug in high traffic areas of the house.

If muddy feet or dirty dog paws dirty your cowhide rugs; here’s what to do:

  • Let the dirt/mud dry and then shake the cowhide rug out.
  • Remove persistent dirt by brushing it, in the direction of the hair, with a soft brush; or vacuum the rug (in the direction of the hair

Wine/Water spills:

  • Soak up the wine or other spill with a paper towel, tea-towel or dry cloth, as soon as possible.
  • Leave to dry. Do not use a lot of water to clean a cowhide as it will harden since it is natural leather.

For more persistent dirt:

  • Use a damp (not wet) cloth from a bowl of soapy water (use non-alkaline soap) to wipe away the wine/foodstain.
  • Or use a solution of mostly water and 5% of organic white vinegar to clean the stain. Remember not to get the hide too wet.

If your rug does get wet, leave it to air-dry naturally.

To clean the suede on the back of a Zulucow cowhide cushion:

  • Absorb any wine spills with a paper towel and wipe the suede down with a slightly damp soapy cloth or sponge. Leave to dry.
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