How to Dye the Carpet?


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Old 03-17-10, 02:56 PM
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How to Dye the Carpet?

Hi:
Years ago, we installed two 12 x 15 Heavy-duty, nice-looking and commercial-type Carpet in the family room.

Recently, I noticed one small-corner of carpet started fading which is more likely 'wear-tear' type fading due to heavy traffic. Since Carpet itself is still in good condition except color-fading only small area, we want to dye/replenish it.

Is there any way for us to dye a small corner of the Carpet?

Any inputs on this would be truly appreciated.

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Old 03-22-10, 03:51 AM
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the dye doesn't penetrate deeply into the fibers and it leaves the carpet with a separate color layer that will show in high traffic areas. It's best to use spray bottle applications for touch-up purposes.
 
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Old 03-22-10, 05:07 AM
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Thanks for the response/tip on this.

I really want to dye myself, because if professional job, it costs me quite a bit. The carpet is in good condition, but it's needed to be some form of cosmetic intervention to keep it.

My question is;
How to obtain 'Spray bottle' for the Carpet?
Is there a Spray-bottle in the Commercial Carpet Store?

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Old 03-28-10, 10:17 PM
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Hey!
I'm not a professional. I was just thinking that if you were going to do the entire carpet your might be able to put a water based dye in a carpet cleaner and go over the entire surface. This is purely an idea i dont know how it would work practically to make it even but if your going to throw away a good carpet might try it..... or you could use bleach and make it super white.
 
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First, you MUST know what the fiber type is-any idea?
Second, do not use a water based dye unless you want colored feet!
Get the fiber type and maybe I can help-olefin and poly's won't accept dye. Nylons will!
How big is the area you want to correct?
 
 

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