This process rejuvenates, and brings back to life, rugs that have been affected by sun bleaching by shearing off only the top few millimetres of discoloured pile to reveal fresh, new and vibrant colours.
Why would you shear a rug?
Trimming (shearing) the damaged surface away not only restores lost color, it can also remove stains that have not penetrated deeper into the pile of the rug.
How do you shave a rug?
Shave the Carpet
Block out a 4-by-4-foot area for the area you want to depill. Plug in the shaver or trimmer and shave from the top left corner of the section down its length. Repeat across the width of the first area. Periodically stop to remove any fibers that might clog the shaver and dispose of them in a trash bag.