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How Tough Is It To Dye Wool Carpet?

Sooner or later if you own a house you’re going to redecorate to accommodate shifting tastes. Typically you may be replacing worn-out things like wallpaper or old carpeting. Replacing carpet can be prohibitively costly. It makes perfect sense to dye your carpet, as opposed to changing it, particularly if it really is in good condition. If you have Wool Carpet or a wool-polyester blend, you’re in luck. Wool absorbs dyes a lot easier than synthetic fibers. It will also be fairly colorfast when it is dry. Carpet dye, as opposed to clothing dye and other consumer dyes, is incredibly stable. It is the same type of dye used in the manufacture of carpets. You're going to dye it right where it is. It is not a fast process, it calls for time, planning and persistence, but can very easily be accomplished within a weekend.

Suggestion: If you have a carpet remnant to check the colour, use that otherwise choose an inconspicuous corner to begin.

Suggestion: If your carpet is light, choose any colour you want. However for darker carpets, purchase a dye that matches the current colour. Sadly you may only be able to brighten up the dark colours.

1. Remove anything from the room.

2. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly. If there exists noticeable damage or stains, make the required repairs or spot cleaning and permit the carpet to dry entirely. Particularly search for greasy stains; this will likely prohibit the dye from taking hold properly.

3. Protect all the woodwork with plastic sheeting secured with masking tape. Make sure that the plastic doesn’t cover any of the carpet.

4. Mix the wool carpet dye in a plastic tub based on package guidelines. You may wish to put on old garments and long gloves to shield your hands from the dye.

5. Begin as far away from the doorway as you can, you'll want to back out of the room. Choose a corner that usually has a significant bit of furniture if possible. By doing so you can cover the test colour if you do not like it.

6. Soak a sponge in the wool dye and wring it out so it no longer drips. Press the sponge into the corner of the carpet, squeezing dye into it. Allow this spot to dry. If the spot is too dark or not dark enough, follow the manufacturers suggestion to alter the wool rug dye solution.

7. Once you've the preferred shade, continue with the sponge as in the test, till your entire carpet is dyed.

8. Allow 24 hrs for the wool carpet to dry before putting the furniture back on it.

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