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CARPET DYEING

Have you been thinking about replacing your stained and faded carpet? If your carpet is otherwise in good condition, consider having your stains removed and your carpet dyed by a professional carpet dyer.

Many consumers don’t know that apartment property managers and commercial building managers have been dyeing carpets for years. Here are a few basics to see if your carpet is a candidate for dyeing.

First, you will need to find out if the carpet is nylon or wool. Remove a few strands of fiber and place in a glass bowl. Add a few drops of household bleach and wait about ten to fifthteen minutes. If the fibers turn lighter the carpet is most likely nylon and can be dyed, if the fibers dissolve it is most likely wool and can be dyed. We do other test to assure the type or carpet fiber. Exposure to sunlight can change the color of carpet over time. Sun or fume fading of nylon or wool carpets can be repaired fairly easily. This is called color repair or replacing the missing color.

Next, you need to determine if the carpet stains can be removed. It helps to know what originally stained the carpet. Some stains can be lightened to almost invisible and some are permanent. One way to avoid having to decide how the carpet was stained is to be willing to have the carpet dyed a darker color. Most commercial managers opt for this solution. Carpet can only be dyed darker, never lighter. Unlike paint that conceals what is underneath, carpet dye is transparent. The color of the carpet dye combines with the current color of the carpet and creates a new third color. It is similar to a watercolor painting. Each color adds to the next.

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