Water & Colour Bleed Repair

Water & Colour Bleed Repair

Handmade Oriental carpets and rugs are often woven with wool and silk that has been either naturally or synthetically coloured. These dyes have differing levels of colour-fastness, and some may be susceptible to bleeding or colour-run if exposed to excess water or liquid.

Vegetable dyes have traditionally been used in Oriental rug making for centuries. Made from locally gathered plants, they are a link to the landscape that is woven into each piece. The colour tends to fade more quickly with vegetable dyes, creating gently washed tones that are much desired by collectors and designers alike.

There is a difference in whether a colour fades or bleeds, and for the latter we offer a full colour-run correction service for all carpets rugs and runners. We have the ability and expertise to remove almost any level of colour-run – gently lifting the offending dye and then carefully returning the piece to its pre-damaged condition.

Most colour run correction is carried out on either Persian or Afghan rugs and the primary culprit is often the shades of deep red that can leach into white or ivory areas creating a light pink colouring. We carefully remove this excess colour, and then wash the wool or silk back to the purity of its original hue.

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Cleaned by Hand

Free moth Treatment

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    Mr M Test
    Test, London

    Many thanks to both Scott and Tony for a totally brilliant job done repairing, restoring and cleaning our Turkish Rug. My wife is over the moon with the fabulous finish you have achieved. It’s been worth waiting for and we would certainly recommend you to others. First class service and thank you both once again.

    Lady A. Sainsbury
    Chelsea, London

    I would highly recommend The OrientalRug Repair Company for their superb service and skills . A very satisfied and delighted Customer

    Ms. Asquith
    New Town, Edinburgh

    The Oriental Rug Repair Company collected, kept me updated and delivered our carpet repaired to the highest standard. We are thrilled and highly recommend.

    Mr McIntosh
    Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

    A genuine resurrection of a family treasure I had written off, I am eternally grateful.

    Sir David Kinloch
    East Lothian, Scotland

    Great, wonderful job guys thank you

    Mr Adams
    Wandsworth, London

    An extremely skilled job done wonderfully, a lovely family business to deal with. We will use again with confidence

    Our process

    We collect your rugs
    Appraisal and valuation
    Hand Clean/Repair
    We deliver back

    Free Collection & DeliveryOpen 7 Days a Week

    We cover the whole of the UK

    Head Offices

    Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard
    London EC2V 5AE

    28 Rutland Square
    Edinburgh EH1 2BW

    Local Offices

    South London – Unit 7,
    2 Linford Street, SW8 4AB

    North London –
    8 Oxgate Lane, NW2 7JN

    Leeds – Vicarage Chambers,
    9 Park Square East, LS1 2LH

    Newbury – Wessex House,
    Oxford Road, RG14 1PA

    Windsor – Castle Hill House,
    12 Castle Hill, SL4 1PD

    Cheltenham – Harley House,
    29 Cambray Place, GL50 1JN

    Tunbridge Wells –
    85 High Street, Kent, TN1 1XP

    Bath – 4 Queen Street,
    BA1 1HE

    10 Boundary Way,
    Woking, Surrey, GU21 5DH

    Contact us

    Open 7 days, Free uplift and delivery

    enquiries@orrc.co.uk

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