Oriental Rug Stretcher

Stretch oriental rugs to restore shape of rugs and remove wrinkles.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Oriental Rug Stretchers do?

Stretches oriental rugs to restore shape of rug and remove wrinkles or misshapen areas of rug: Places rug face down on floor or table. Pulls edges, by hand or using stretching device, and places weights on rug or tacks edges of rug to floor or table. Applies warm sizing solution to back of rug, using brushes, spray gun, or sprinkler. Removes weights or tacks when sizing has dried.


Should I be an Oriental Rug Stretcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Curtain Stretcher, Rug Scratcher, Rug Stretcher

    How to become an Oriental Rug Stretcher

    Most Oriental Rug Stretchers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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