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Question DetailsAsked on 12/28/2013

looking for a carpet dyer to match bleach stains on a gray carpet in the Puyallup, wash or surrounding area

new carpet.......... kids tried to clean a gray carpet with some kind of bleaching agent in it...... does anyone know of someone who can Stain those bleached area's to match the color of carpet better?

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I seriously doubt you will be able to get an acceptable color match - especially with a light colored uniform color carpet. My suggestion - find a place where you can swap out a piece - preferably a closet with same carpet, or if no such place then the most out of the way corner, and have a piece cut out (paying attention to any directional grain or pattern in the carpet) and swapped with the bad piece. If you are real lucky and know where the carpet was bought (since it is new) the place may still have some in stock and can just come put in a replacement patch using double sided carpet tape - should be indistinguishable after a bit of wear. Cost probably about $50-100 - some carpet companies would do it for free as a courtesy in hopes of getting your business when you next change carpets - only about a 5-10 minute job.

If you do find matching carpet, I would buy an extra few yards as a contingency against future accidents or heavy wear spots and roll it up (carpet side to INSIDE of roll to avoid bleaching out) and stash it in a closet or somewhere where insects can't get at it, so like not in shed or garage.

If you are committed to the staining - contact the place you got the carpet from - they may do it, or know someone who does.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Spot dyeing is a possible solution for any bleach stain or loss of color in a carpet. Simply put - if the color goes out it can be put back in. However, this is not a DIY project if you want success. There are 16 million plus colors that exist for carpets and rugs. Carpet colorists and chemists certified in color matching is the only way to go. Carpets affected by color loss and treated by a Certified Carpet Dye Technologist will produce amazing results. This is also not a task for carpet cleaners - as one client said "I wouldn't take my car to a car wash to get it painted!"

Further in most carpet color loss situations there are hundreds of different degrees of the color loss which must be matched properly - sometimes fiber-by-fiber to achieve flawless results. That said there are a few companies who do provide carpet dyeing and color correction services. One such company is an Angie's List Business. They provide services in all 48 contiguous USA states. Many articles and references can be found on with educational information as well. So if you need to color your carpet always check for valid verifiable sources.

Pricing is about $175 for most spot dyeing services. While it may be about the same cost to "cut and patch" this is not the best option since even a new or "back of a closet" remnant piece will not match the area and still have to be dyed to match the existing carpet. Not to mention it degrades the integrity of installed carpet. Also a Certified carpet dyer will guarantee results.

Finally for obvious reasons many carpet retailers do not endorse carpet dyeing as a viable option. Carpet cleaners as well who have unsuccessfully attempted this intricate service are negative about potentail results. DIY methods are scarey at best - and usually result in a worse problem than doing nothing. But any of the nay sayers who have used a Certified Carpet Dye Technologists such as mentioned above - are true believers and highly endorse onsite carpet dyeing - especially spot dyeing.


Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9484724

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