Multiple factors will play into the overall price of your carpet or rug dyeing project, which includes:
- Size of the carpet or rug
- Carpet pile (Berber, plush, etc.)
- Carpet fiber material (wool, nylon, etc.)
- Commercial versus personal use
- Anything about the room, making the project take longer, like unusual angles to work around or stairs
It’s vital to note that while the majority of rugs and carpets may be dyed, some can’t. Generally, acrylic, polyester, and polypropylene fibers reject the dye and thereby cannot be colored. Most carpets are nylon or wool; therefore, this frequently is not a problem, yet a professional may take a look at the carpet and recommend any coloring options.
Carpet Dye: Why Use It?
Carpet dye will breathe new life into a rug or carpeting that appears dated yet is still in great condition. Most times, replacing installed carpeting may be expensive. If the existing color is faded or you have given your room a paint job and need to complete the look, carpet dye is a cost-effective alternative to replacing your carpet that’s otherwise in great condition.
In addition, carpet dye may be an excellent option if there’s a stain that isn’t possible to get out, even after an expert cleaning. Accidents will happen, and you may find yourself with a new wine stain on white carpeting that is one week old. Do not despair if that happens. Pros will dye cover the stain, basically causing it to disappear. It’ll leave you with carpeting that looks new for a fraction of the replacement price. The price to dye the stain also is typically less than it’d be to fix that section of the carpet.
Hire a Pro or DIY?
You can dye a carpet on your own, yet because of the hassle — and possible mess — most folks opt to hire a pro. If you are not careful in the application, a do-it-yourself job might result in uneven coloring or over-saturation. Most of the amateur-grade pressure sprayers on the market simply are not up to par with the heavy-duty pro models. Carpet professionals will use state-of-the-art equipment and will tap into their experience to provide top-notch results.