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Old 12-07-2016, 07:21 AM   #15
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Yes, I have used fabric paint with great results. I was restoring a 95 Miata and the carpet and seats had color issues. So I used fabric paint thinking it would be a temporary solution until I had the time to redo each. The results were good enough that I never took the next step!
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An apprentice millwright was told to go to the mill store and bring back a can of black and yellow striped spray paint for a project they were finishing up. He was gone for hours, being told to go here, or there, as they were all out of that special paint. He did not realize he was had until about noon.
This happened when I was working at the same paper mill, same shift.

Sorry if this confuses some of our readership.....
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:04 PM   #17
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I know, it sounds silly but they actually make fabric/carpet paint. Questions is, The ceiling in my Class A is carpet. There are several water stains from previous leaks and I want to cover them up. I have been thinking about using this fabric paint and was wondering if anybody has ever used it.

If it works, I may do the floor carpet as there are some stains on it as well...
We used it on the ceiling "carpet". Bad mistake, it hardens and causes the carpet "pile" to break off in small pieces when accidentally brushed. It did cover-up the stain though.
Were we to do it again, I would make a paste of OxyClean and water, rub into the carpet, allow to dry, then vacuum the dry stuff off.

BTW, there is a difference between paint and stain/dye, just as for wood.
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Old 12-08-2016, 03:41 PM   #18
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Ooooo - I see this as a mess waiting to happen... On the floor - maybe... On the ceiling - not a chance....

Wouldn't it be easier to just remove the old carpet and replace it wit totally new carpet??? That way you'd have brand new carpet.... Actually would be much easier I'd think.... Withe the new glues available it would be a simple task to put up new carpet...

Just my unsolicited opinion .... lol....
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The ceiling carpet is actually bleached carpet. To clean is easy. Mix 20% bleach with 80% water. Spray the carpet until wet but not enough to drip. Have a second person hold a large towel under the spray area to catch any drips or mist. I have done about a hundred. Most came out looking great. A few were so stained they did not come out well.
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After almost 49 years of marital bliss I have had the "Or else" treatment 309 times. I'm a slow learner.
I like your approach in cleaning and removing the stains. We have dyed carpets mainly due to sun damage to carpeting especially in convertible top cars.
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309 huh ?

If my wife had to "Or else" me 309 times, I don't think I'd call that marital bliss. But that's just me.
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After almost 49 years of marital bliss I have had the "Or else" treatment 309 times. I'm a slow learner.
I like your approach in cleaning and removing the stains. We have dyed carpets mainly due to sun damage to carpeting especially in convertible top cars.
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Lets see, 309 times of getting the "or else" look divided by 49 years (Congratulations by the way!!!) works out to be a smidgen over once every 2 months. Not bad, not bad at all!
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Paint carpet ? or should I say dye carpet....BAD IDEA. Carpets are dyed in different methods, beck or kuster, differential, print, pigment, stock, skein, space, solution , post and pre...ect. Different fibers are dyed different ways. POINT IS... BAD IDEA
Not all carpets are going to accept your new dye the same, depending on what they are (Fiber content) and how they were originally dyed, and if they don't accept the dye, the dye is coming right off on your feet, socks and anything that comes in contact with it forever. I would replace it with new carpet, you will be much happier with those results.
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Have it clean by a professional with HOT WATER EXTRACTION, the carpet on your ceiling is likely made out of polypropylene or known as olefin, and is the extremely cleanable yarn, commonly used for all outdoor carpets like astro turf. Give it a shot first, it is a solution dyed yard and is very colorfast.
you may find it cleans, and chemicals ( like bleach) will not affect it like they would on your floor carpet by removing color, so you can get aggressive with cleaning solutions. Good Luck
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