Yellowing on Rugs

Yellowing on Rugs

Often light-coloured rugs tend to yellow quite fast and there can be many reasons for the occurrence of this discolouration. The yellowing may happen over the entire rug, or only in certain areas of the rug. This can be in the form of browning, or due to spills and watermarks. These can lead to the discolouration or yellowing of the rug. It is important to find the cause of the yellowing to correct it. In fact, there are times when you may not even notice this yellow spot until you rug has been cleaned. This is because the soil covering changes the colour of this spot.

The Causes

The causes of yellowing can include the use of anti-oxidation chemicals like BHT that are added to the carpet cushioning as well as to a few latex preparations. These may off-gas during the lifetime of your rug and may cause its pile to turn yellow. Next, the rugs may be made from light colours like tan, beige, or even cream and these dyes tend to fade. This would alter the pile colour and make the rug appear yellow.

There are certain spotting and cleaning agents that tend to include brightening agents that are fluorescent in nature. These tend to appear yellow after being exposed to UV light. Next are the protective sprays and insecticides that are silicone based and tend to appear yellow when exposed to UV light. Next are the protective sprays and even insecticides that are silicone based that tend to yellow with age due to sunlight and other atmospheric conditions. This kind f photo bleaching is the most obvious when only a small part of the rug gets exposed to sunlight and the rest of the rug is not. To make the complete yellow disappear, you must expose the entire rug to sunlight. To make the complete yellow disappear, you must expose the entire rug to sunlight.

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