If spots and stains have ruined your carpet, you have several choices. First, consider professional carpet cleaning. A carpet cleaning company can provide carpet cleaning services and make your carpet look like new. Some offer upholstery service at discount prices to add value, so if time is an issue for you, check the rates for local carpet cleaning and search internet for carpet cleaning coupons.
If time is not an issue, or carpet repair and cleaning won’t help much in your case, instead of replacing a carpet, you might consider to have it professionally dyed. Here’s what you need to know before starting with this home remodeling idea:
1) Carpets can be dyed right in your home without being replaced or removed from the floor.
2) Most carpets made of wool or nylon can be dyed unless they have been treated to be stain resistant.
3) When selecting the color for your carpet, remember that the color mixes with your present color. Generally speaking, you will get better and more predictable results with a darker shade in the same color family.
4) If you have very light carpet, you will have more choices but you will still need to go to a darker shade.
5) Don’t forget to do steam carpet cleaning to remove any soil or chemical residue.
6) Because it is a chemical process, carpets that have been stained by pet urine or pesticides, may not dye evenly.
7) Color is intensified or darkened with each dye application. Most carpets need just one or two coats for good color. The whole process should take about an hour.
8) To speed carpet dyeing, excess moisture should be extracted after applying color.
9) After 24 to 48 hours, the carpet is completely dry and soft to the touch.
10) If you have to mind your home remodeling budget, it is good to remember that carpet dyeing is significantly less expensive than replacing carpet.