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Biglets Mummy

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Hi All....

Just invested in a large drum ( 9kg ) washing machine and am going to set about the stable rugs on the next warm day but having washed at home before I have never got very good results and some stains still remain...What " brand" do you all use and what gives the best results.....I feel as if I am in a commercial now.....smiles to camera:)
 

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I use the Arial stain remover powder in addition to the normal power and if it is white (boots etc) I use their whitner too. BIG CHEESY SHINY SMILE AT CAMERA
 

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I used washing soda, with a very small bit of non-biological powdered detergent for 'freshness'. Always washed on the longest coolish wash there is for the machine. I had the 11kg LG washing machine and it had a duvet wash option, and also a baby clothes option that had an extra rinse.
 

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Washing soda and small amount of non-bio powder. Heavy stains get jet washed first and drip dried before washing.
(Smiles at camera whilst wearing my white breeches and patting a small child holding a puppy.)
 

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I always use a specialist rug wash liquid such as Nuumed or Carr Day Martin
If its really stained I use a tiny bit of non bio powder
I use ecover fabric softener on under rugs, fleeces and snuggy hoods and fly rugs as I find it helps stop stains fixing in to the garment and helps water repellancy if they get caught in a bit of rain

I find the trick is to wash often. I wash all rugs apart from turnouts regularly, fly rugs in the wash every four days or so for example

I don't understand people who have clean horses then put dirty rugs on or wonder why their horse is plagued by flies
 

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Agree WelshD. It's easier to wash them before the dirt gets engrained and the specialist rug cleaning liquids are good.

I don't understand those people who put rugs smelling of stale urine on horses or reuse rock hard, sweat-soaked saddle pads.
 

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I only use non bio, and accept that the rugs will come out with maybe a stain still there, but smelling fresh.

If it is a rug for "going out" then I soak first, and hand spot wash the worst bits before washing.

I have seen nasty rashes caused by strong washing powder.

My thick quilts are washed at the end of winter before putting away for summer, but with deep beds and frequent (10pm and 6am and during the day too if they are in) poo picking they do not get nasty and crusty!

Summer rugs are thinner and washed more often, would agree to keep them clean and fresh not to attract the flies. My overnight fly sheet is probably washed every third night. Again, it will smell clean and fresh, but some stains may remain.
 

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I wash my stable rugs in Persil liquid (bio). I also do all my husbands work cloths in it (dairy farmer so filthy) and it hasn't let me down yet.
 

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I brought a really cheap stable rug, £8 a weatherbeeta. It was so yucky that I soaked it for a week in cheap bio then washed it in non bio twice. Came up lovely!
 

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We wash all of our rugs and others (some stand up by themselves!) What we normally do if they're really bad is give them a hose off in the garden and a quick scrub with a sweeping brush then put them in the washer with Tesco everyday value bio detergent, they smell lovely and come up beautiful!
 
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