Can I paint carpet?

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  1. Dec 16, 2017 #1

    DenisTheThief

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    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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    Too dye for, is your option.

    Even thinned paint will be adverse to bare feet, and crunchy with shoes.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2017 #4

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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
     
  6. Dec 19, 2017 #6

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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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    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! :D
     
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    Its a worst ideas ever!
    Replace it, or change your carpet.
     
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    it will be better to replace it.
     
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    I wonder if that would work for faded automotive carpet ?

    I have seen videos on the internet , using spray paint on automotive carpet .

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    Hey,

    No, I wouldn't recommend you paint your carpet. It could end up looking worse than it is now. I'd just remove the carpet and get a new type of flooring or buy a new carpet.
     
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    I've spray-painted automotive carpet and it did well enough, but needed renewal every 6 months or so. Home carpet gets a lot more wear so it wouldn't work there. Till you can replace it, drop some accent rugs where there's wear or staining, or move a piece of furniture over the spots. Sometimes moving the furniture around will do the trick and the price for that can't be beat.

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