2021/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)
2021/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)
2021/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)
2021/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)
2021/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)
2021/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)

2021/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)

Regular price $1,750.00

Date: March 4-5, 2021
Location: Oriental Rug Cleaning of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
IICRC Continuing Education: 14 credit hours
*Prerequisite Required: ARCS Intermediate In-Plant Rug Cleaning or instructor approved industry equivalent course

Ben Knause leads a two day intensive, hands-on dye correction class that introduces chemicals and techniques used to remove dye run and dye stains commonly used in wash plants around the world. Participants get ample time to experience wash floor stripping, spot dye removal, and fringe color correction with reducing agents and oxidizers. As a bonus, attendees leave with a general formulation guide to the products used during the event and a list of various suppliers.

Member Price: $900; Non­member Price: $1750

For safety and accordance with the CDC health guidelines, a mask will be required and social distancing will be practiced for all live events.

If you have any questions, please contact info@rugcarespecialists.org.

Thursday March 4, 2021 - Day 1

8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions ~ Handouts, housekeeping and course overview

8:15-8:30 AM

Introduction to Oriental Cleaning of Indianapolis ~ Tour host plant

8:30-9:30 AM

PowerPoint Presentation

9:30-10:00 AM

Intake of risky rugs or rugs with preexisting color run ~ Talking to the client and setting expectations and risk. How to charge

10:00 AM



Creating a plan of action, don’t just wing it

10:30-11:00 AM

Testing off the wash floor/pre wash

12:00-1:00 PM


11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Washing non colorfast rugs likely to need correction ~ This will involve tips and tricks to avoid and/or minimizing color run. We will be using hydro as the primary dye remover here however chlorine bleach may/will be used as well on some rugs. Setting up drying to minimize risk will also be covered

Friday March 5, 2021 - Day 2

8:00-8:30 AM

Assessment of prior days wash

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Washing and correction preexisting color run on the wash floor

12:00-1:00 PM


1:00-4:00 PM

Color and stain correction off the wash floor ~ Here we will be using a number of other dye and stain removers. Rugs will be on tables or the floor so everyone in attendance has their own rug to work on.

4:00-5:00 PM

Q & A

Ben Knause; is the Operations Manager at Carr’s Rug Cleaning in Knoxville Tn. With almost 18yrs at Carr’s he has been cleaning oriental and specialty rugs nearly half his life. He completed the Oriental Rug Cleaning Specialist course presented by Auserehlian & Company in 2006 and received his Certified Rug Specialist designation through the Association of Rug Cleaning Specialist in 2008. He is married to his wonderful wife Rebekah and together they have raised an amazing daughter Lydia. When he’s not working he enjoys riding one of his motorcycles and spending time with his family. He is a member of ARCS and serves on the ARCS Education Committee.

Oriental Rug Cleaning of Indianapolis

Members can make own hotel reservations.

ARCS’s “Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer” course is a good primer on a complex subject. Ben did a great job explaining the principals and practical application of the most commonly encountered bleaches used in our industry. Those applications were then demonstrated at work in multiple real-world scenarios, not just “ideal” situations. Balancing risk versus reward, Mr. Knause walked students through an experienced professional’s thought process and approach to each problem. Participants were then given ample opportunity to practice with each product under the watch of an experienced cleaner, allowing them to get a better handle on the use of each type of product. This class will shorten the learning curve of anyone getting into color correction and is a must-attend course for any experienced cleaner who wants to know more about the subject.
Armen Dohanian - Oriental Rug Cleaning Co.