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Old 12-16-2017, 01:17 PM  
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Default Can I paint carpet?

I've got 10 year old carpet in the home. It's a light color. They are some stains that won't come out.

Obviously I should replace it. Hopefully that's going to happen

In the meantime. I was wondering if I could apply paint or some kind of dye to it? Not a great idea, I'll admit - but could be an improvement. I could match the color pretty well and add some thinner.


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They do make a carpet dye kit, though I've never used it so buyer beware I guess. Here's an example
https://www.amazon.com/Professional-...ds=carpet+dye+

I would think dying would also make the spot darker but like I said, no hands on experience here.


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Too dye for, is your option.

Even thinned paint will be adverse to bare feet, and crunchy with shoes.
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One of the worst ideas ever!
Replace it, or change to a different type flooring.
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Can you? well, yes, Should you? well NO
 
 
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OK OK, I got it. I'm not disagreeing with anyone. But I'm not made of money either.
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Normally the stained wore out area is by a door or in one area. If that is the case and no one is more frugal than me. I would just remove the bad location and put in a more durable product for now with a transition strip.

Also have you tried a professional cleaning service. They can do wonders.
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Also have you tried a professional cleaning service. They can do wonders.
No - maybe I should. We had rented a carpet cleaner from the supermarket some years ago. It cleaned the carpet. But did little to improve the stains.
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Where are the stains and how big are they?

Starting with a small stain in an inconspicuous location, you might try scrubbing a diluted bleach solution onto it. Even if the stain doesn't "disappear", just turning it a lighter color it might make it way less noticeable, which fits my definition a temporary solution until you can afford to actually replace the carpet.

Or depending on the location, maybe you could move furniture over it or put a rug over it. That's also a temporary solution obviously.

If your heart is set on dying your carpet, might as well match the dye to the stain and do the whole thing!


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