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Old 06-29-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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Old carpet stains...

I have an old MH that has some carpet staining issues. I do not have the time or ambition to tackle tearing it all out, and am wondering.....could I mix up some fabric dye in a spray bottle and make my light blue carpet a dark blue?
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Before you go thru all that, I would try mixing some oxi-clean in a spray bottle and see if it will remove the stain. I have used this very successfully in the past with out loosing the original color of the fabric.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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Will give it a tey, thanks!
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Most carpet fiber will not dye with routinely available dyes, e.g. Rit. You can buy carpet dyes online, but they are fairly expensive. Google 'carpet dye' and you should find them.

Hand dying an entire carpet is likley to give uneven results, which may be little better than the stains you now have.

We had three large spots where something we spilled had bleached out the carpet, leaving an ugly yellow-orange "stain". We were able to treat those areas with spot carpet coloring, which is a crayon-like coating that colors in the spots. The coating will wash out with a carpet cleaning treatment, but it is easy enough to re-apply.
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Thanks for the advice! I tried some of tge Oxy Carpet cleaner and rented a rug doctor....and the stains are gone!
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Thanks for the advice! I tried some of tge Oxy Carpet cleaner and rented a rug doctor....and the stains are gone!
You may have them bleed up from the padding again but with regular cleaning to maintain things they will eventually be gone for good.

A couple of portable fans can help get the carpet to dry faster which can help prevent a stain from bleeding or wicking back up from underneath as fast.
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I have had very good luck getting stains out of carpets and seats using Spray nine and a scrub brush. Get the area wet with the spray nine, work it with a scrub brush, then blot it with paper towel. repeat this several times until the stain is gone. Then do it all over again using water (to remove the spray nine).
The cloth seats and carpet in my truck get quite dirty from work (oilfield), and this works very well for me.
Just make sure that you try it in a inconspicuous area first.
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Thanks, glad to see I am.not the only oilfield guy here trying to learn about some new stuff!
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Spray nine or Dawn dish-washing detergent are about the best I have found for cutting the smell of sour crude/gas.
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I replaced my carpet with laminate flooring and can't seem to see any of the old stains anymore.
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