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Old 09-22-2002, 04:28 AM
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Does anyone know how to dye carpet?

I have hunter green carpet and I have spot cleaned it with something I should not have because now those spots are fadeing like I have used bleech or something. Some places are almost white and yellow! Help. Does anyone know how to spot dye their carpet or have any advice. I could get an area rug but alot of these stains are along the walls and I would really need new wall to wall carpet to cover them. Thank you!
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Old 02-03-2003, 10:02 AM
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I have done this, too. Mine was an older carpet, so I didn't really care about the long term effects, I just wanted my carpet to not look stained from a distance. You could still tell where it was, so it wasn't perfect, but you kind of had to look for it, rather than the white-ish spots that jumped out and said, "look at me" from across the room. So with that in mind:

I found that if you get some rit dye in the bottles, you can mix a little of that with water, and kind of paint it on. You want to mix only a little dye with a lot of water, otherwise it will be too dark. I painted a little on, waited for it to dry, then where it was too light, I went over it again. You might also want to go to a craft store and try one of the dye markers available...not paint markers. Or try a permanent (Sharpie?) marker if there is a color close to yours. I used Black Sharpie because the rest of my carpet had a fleck pattern in it and I just colored some of the threads.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:11 PM
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i didnt know you could dye a carpet.
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