If you want a change to your décor, but your carpet is in good shape or you cant afford to spend the money for brand new carpet, you can dye your carpet for the change youre looking for. Dying your carpet is more cost effective than complete replacement and will even hide stains.
Step One: Completely clean the carpet you want to dye with a shampooer. This will ensure the dye is properly absorbed.
Step Two: Allow the carpet to dry completely.
Step Three: Protect the baseboards and any areas of the walls that may get splatters of dye.
Step Four: Mix your dye according to the directions provided by the manufacturer. Youll need warm water and a spray bottle.
Step Five: Choose a small area of carpet, hidden by furniture, to test the dye. Spray until you reach the desired shade and spread evenly.
Step Six: Spray the dye on the carpet as evenly as possible, working in small sections of the carpet.
Step Seven: Using a scrubber brush, scrub the dye into the carpet using a circular motion.
Step Eight: Allow the dye to dry into the carpet.
Using a professional carpet dying service may be more cost effective than replacing your carpet if you do not want to try it yourself. If you cannot get the dye in the carpet evenly, you may see streaks and other imperfections. If your carpet is polyester, polypropylene, or acrylic based, it cannot be dyed. If youve never dyed carpet before, it is advisable to get some scrap pieces of carpet to test your skills on before attempting to do the entire room.
eHow has an informative step-by-step article on how to dye carpet yourself.
Buzzle information on how to dye your carpet.
EcarpetStains economically priced do-it-yourself carpet dying kits in a variety of colors and shades.
Color Your Carpet a professional carpet dying service for those who do not want to do it themselves.
YouTube offers a video tutorial on spot dying a bleach stain from carpet.
Color Match Dyes color matching dye kits to dye a small portion of their carpet.
Creative Homemaking offers advice on repairing bleach stained carpet.
Lowes caring for your carpet to ensure the dye job postpones replacement.
Carpet-Rug offers basic cleaning and care advice for your carpet.
The Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention Project safe and effective carpet cleaning tips and product information.