Environmentally conscientious people do not like throwing things out that can be re-used or upcycled. At the same time, they don’t like to have things displayed in their home that are shabby and worn looking. There are many people who have vintage Persian style and similar rugs in their home, but even the best made rugs can become faded over time. If you have one of these rugs, there is no need to throw it away or even tuck it away in favor of a new rug. There is a way to breathe new life into the right carpet.
Can You Dye a Persian Carpet?
One of the most popular ways to remake any decorative fixture in the home if to add some fresh paint. A similar idea applies to rugs, although the process for creating over dyed rugs is a bit more complex than adding a coat of paint onto a bedroom wall. Do it yourself directions are available, but trying to take on the process yourself is a bit risky, especially if you are dealing with an antique rug or a special Persian carpet that carries a lot of sentimental feeling.
Why Consider Carpet or Rug Dyeing?
There are many situations that may cause you to want your rugs or carpet dyed. Some common factors that lead to rug dyeing could include:
- Fibers of a carpet or rug are still very strong, but the carpet has become faded from overexposure to the sun
- Your rug or carpet has deep stains embedded in it from juices, wines, or pet accidents
- Your rug or carpet has bleach spots caused by laundry spills or previous failed attempts to remove a stain
- You are in a mood for a change. How about that new fashion color; purple, turquoise blue, bright orange, red, you name it?
- Last baby’s room rug was yellow, want to turn into a hot pink?
The Rug Dyeing Process
In order to properly dye a rug yourself, you need to make sure it has been thoroughly cleaned. This, by itself poses a problem; since residential vacuums and carpet cleaning machines usually aren’t powerful enough to get a carpet clean enough to serve as a blank slate for creating over dyed rugs. It addition to being a lot of work that required vigorous scrubbing, rug cleaners for residential use often contain a lot of chemicals that can be harmful to the environment, not to mention the people and pets who live in the home. If home dyeing is attempted, it is necessary to take many safety precautions that include providing extra ventilation to the home, and wearing protective gear such as quality gloves, a mask, and goggles. Even spot dyeing with carpet dye sticks to cover stains or bleach spills can prove to be tricky because it is difficult to properly match the color of the original carpet.
Benefit of Using a Professional Rug Dyeing Service
Rather than going through the hassle of trying dye rugs themselves, and risking an amateur mistake, many people prefer to reinvent their rugs with the help of a rug dyeing service. In some cases, these services may be paired with environmentally friendly carpet cleaning service, general carpet restoration, or color dyeing using from an array of natural dye sources such as madder root, indigo, and cochineal creating vegetable dyed rugs. There are also plenty of synthetic dyes that can be used to match custom colors.
In some cases, a person might believe their rug needs an over-dye, but what they actually need is a thorough cleaning of their rugs and carpets. By using the services of a quality rug dyeing service like those offered by us here revitaRUGS, rug and carpet owners have an opportunity to see their rugs in their cleanest state before deciding whether carpet dyeing is the right choice for you.
Contact our rug dying professionals to discuss dyeing your rug today!