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Did you know that instead of replacing the carpet, you can dye it instead? Constant traffic in the form of dirty shoes and pet paws can leave your carpet looking dingy and worn. Dying your carpet is a cost-effective alternative to completely replacing it. Plus, dying your carpet will make the room brand, spanking new—or at least feel that way. We’re going to show you how to not only dye carpet but choose also the best products to make it that much easier.
When it comes to correctly dying the carpet, you will need to take the proper steps to ensure that it’s evenly applied. By the time that you’re done no one can tell that it’s not an original.
The first step before dying any carpet is to prepare the room. You’ll need to remove any furniture that is around and tape off the walls in the room with painters tape. This will prevent the walls from getting any dye splashed on them. After everything is prepared, you can then thoroughly vacuum the carpet to get rid of the dust.
The carpet will then need to be cleaned using a natural carpet shampoo. Using a carpet shampoo will remove stains that have accumulated, making it easier for the dye to look more evenly applied. It’s highly recommended to use an organic carpet shampoo prior to adding the dye. The chemicals used in most commercial shampoos can interact with the dye causing caustic, dangerous fumes to occur.
Once you prepare the room, it’s time to get yourself ready. You will need to wear protective goggles, breathing mask, and gloves. Before you get to work, open any windows and doors leading to the room. There will be plenty of fumes from the dye so you’ll need to ensure that the room is properly ventilated.
Once the carpet shampoo has dried, you are ready to being dying the carpet. More often than not you will purchase a dye that is in a spray-can. There are others though that will need to be prepared by mixing it with water.
For this application, you’ll spray a small section of the carpet with the dye. You’ll work it into the carpet by scrubbing it in using a hard-bristled brush. You’ll need to repeat the process until the carpet is fully dyed. Once the carpet is dry, you can bring your furniture back in and enjoy your new carpet. Occasionally, you’ll need to re-dye the carpet as it ages. To do this, you only need to repeat the original process.
If you don’t want to wait for your carpet to dry the old-fashioned way, then this fan will make your life a whole lot easier. With a high-powered motor, this carpet dryer has two speeds to help push large amounts of air through the room. Depending on the size of the room, the Max Storm can dry it out in just a few hours.
Cleaning your carpets doesn’t need to be an intense chore. If you have the right tools, then cleaning them can be done in a breeze. So here is where HOOVER saves the day. This carpet cleaner is a power scrubber that removes stains and dirt without leaving your carpets soaking wet. It also has a Quick Clean Mode that not only quickly cleans carpets, but also dries the carpet in 45 minutes or less.
Using any old brush to scrub in carpet dye may not give you the results that you want. The Mothers brand has produced a brush that is heavy duty, lightweight, and able to let you scrub your carpet or rug.
For a professional cleaning, Puracy is a natural shampoo that is made from plant and mineral-based ingredients. Each 25oz bottle makes 20 gallons of solution, which will last you for a long time. You won’t have to worry about whether or not it will work with a carpet cleaning machine. It’s gentle enough to use in machines and on bare skin. You also don’t need to worry about any negative reactions with the dye since it doesn’t use any harsh chemicals.
You might notice some tough stains on your carpet that need a little extra work to get rid of. This concentrated, natural enzyme stain remover from Life Miracle is perfect to remove stains without any toxic fumes or chemicals. It’s safe enough to use around your entire family. So before you start dying your carpet, make sure to use something that is strong enough to lift up any stains.
Dying your carpets is an inexpensive alternative to hiring a professional to replace it. While this job does take a little more time and effort, the end result is well worth it as a weekend project.