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Dying a rug D.I.Y

If you have an old rug around your home that you can’t use anymore because it looks quite unpleasant, dyeing it is a great way to restore it back to its former glory. Well, kind of. But it really is the best solution if you want to turn your rug into something more awesome and less hideous.

That also applies to rugs that are not that old or have just been bought recently, as the day will eventually come when you’ll decide to update your interior décor and make an existing rug of yours incompatible with your new theme. Anyway, let’s get started with this brief, yet very informative guide on how to dye a rug. (Note: For optimal results, use smaller area rugs that have a pastel or light color.)

Instructions:

1.  Find out what type of fibre your rug is made of, which you can do by checking the rug tag. This step is extremely important because it will help you determine which type of dye and dyeing process you should use. Once the necessary information has been gathered, buy the necessary amount of dye that is appropriate for the fibre content and weight of your rug. You can refer to the dye manufacturer’s site and follow the instructions there to guarantee you have the right amount of dye.

2. For this step, you’ll need hot water and a container that can hold both the rug and the water, such as a sink. Fill up the container with enough hot water for your area rug to float freely in, which is necessary to do prior to dyeing in order for your rug to get a better colour result. If the dye you are using is powder, put it in two cups of boiling water to pre-dissolve. Then, add the needed amount of pre-dissolved dye or liquid, and stir the container with a wooden stick to properly mix and spread the dye.

3.  Put your rug in a place where you can totally submerge it with clean, hot water, like a shower or a bathtub. Make sure that every fibre of the rug is in direct contact with hot water.

4.  Take out your rug and move it to the container with the dye bath. Be sure to wear rubber gloves so you can protect your hands while you’re lowering it carefully in the water. Let your rug absorb the dye in the container for at least 30 minutes, and stir the water regularly throughout. Once your rug has achieved the desired colour quality, take it out from the dye bath. However, if you’re not satisfied with the colour, you can make a new dye bath that contains 1.5 times more dye than what you previously used and submerge the rug for another 30 minutes until you’re satisfied with the results.

Dying a rug do it yourself

5.  Thoroughly rinse your rug with warm water to take out all excess dye and continue on doing it until the water that passes through the rug is clear. After that, put the rug in your washing machine, add warm water and gentle laundry detergent, and wash.

6.  Take out the rug from the washing machine and air dry it for a couple of minutes. Be sure that the rug is dry before using it so that you can avoid staining your floors and furnishings. Once it’s dry, your newly dyed rug is now ready to grace your interior again.

Now that you know how to dye a rug, it’s time for you to try it out this cool and simple DIY project yourself! Whether you’re going to dye a rug that you recently bought from a rugs online store or you’re going to colour an old, ageing rug – this simple guide will help add a little more spice to your home décor.

Have you recently bought outdoor rugs online?
Here’s a short guide that will absolutely be helpful to you in the future.
While outdoor rugs are durable enough to withstand heavy amounts of foot traffic and filth over long periods of time, the time will eventually come when you’ll have to give them a break by giving them the proper care they need through cleaning.
After all, one of their primary duties is to catch dirt, mud, and other types of filth before they enter your home, so they really need to be cleaned in order for them to be able to keep on doing what they do best.
There’s more to cleaning your outdoor rug than by simply just sweeping and vacuuming them, because you’ll also have to practice other cleaning techniques if you want to remove the toughest stains – or if you don’t want its quality to degrade over time.
So, instead of doing it the unsafe way or hiring a professional cleaner, here’s a short guide on how to effectively remove the stains on your outdoor rug the natural way:
You’ll be needing the following materials: baking soda, white vinegar, and an eco-friendly dish soap.
First, spot clean the stains on your outdoor rug with the dish soap. Then, sprinkle a decent amount of baking soda and spray some white vinegar on the targeted areas. Afterwards, use an outdoor broom to thoroughly scrub the affected areas until there are no stains left.
This natural method of cleaning outdoor rugs is usually effective enough to solve your stain problems, but some stains are persistent and require more scrubbing than others.

If that’s the case, then all you’ll have to do is grab a hose, hose your outdoor rug and leave it to dry in the sunlight.
Take note that you should only do this method after you have conducted spot cleaning. In most cases, even the toughest stains will be bleached out by the sunlight using this technique, which means that your spotless outdoor rug will be good to go and ready to grace your exteriors again.
Also, it’s important to keep in mind that outdoor rugs are made of different materials, so consulting an expert or having them professionally cleaned is the way to go if you’re unsure about your outdoor rug.
The natural cleaning method that I shared to you is just a general, DIY way of removing stains on outdoor rugs, and it has worked wonderfully for me so far. In the end, it’s up to you whether you’ll have your outdoor rug cleaned by a professional or not, but there’s no denying that this technique works.