How To Clean a Dash & Albert Rug

How to Clean a Dash and Albert RugDisclaimer: The method I am sharing honestly worked for me. Please read the updates at the end of the post before attempting to do this.

About a year ago I purchased a Dash & Albert indoor/outdoor runner for my kitchen.  It has worn well and I adore it. It’s the perfect size and I love the fact that it’s tough enough to use outdoors. It has gotten sort of dirty though…especially the white stripes.

Earlier in the summer I saw a pin on Pinterest on how to clean this version of a Dash & Albert rug. Going back to the main source of the pin got me to a blog post from Calypso In The Country called Cleaning My Dash and Albert Rug.

Here’s the process:

1. Drag your rug outside. I took mine out to my back deck.

2. Hose it down good. It needs to be very wet.


3. In sections, spray Chlorox Clean-Up and let it sit for just a minute.

4. Scrub with a brush until it suds up.

5. Hose it down again several times until no more soap comes up.

It was a sunny, hot day so my rug dried in a few hours. Here is the final result:

I couldn’t be more pleased. It really does look like a new rug.

Update August 2013: I want to make sure you realize that my rug is from Dash & Albert’s OUTDOOR Collection. This is pure acrylic so it didn’t absorb any of the bleach. Please don’t try this on a rug made from natural elements (like cotton or wool.)

Update May 2015: Please be very careful and test a small portion of your rug before you clean the whole thing. This method honestly worked for me and I have even used it on another D&A rug since I cleaned this one. If you have any doubts please don’t use the Clorox Clean Up.