How can I change the color of my rug?

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My rug is red, but I'd like to make it black. Suggestions? Thanks!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 21, 2017
    www.hometalk.com/categories/painting-techniques/interior/rugs
  • Kcama Kcama on Feb 21, 2017
    what is it made of, how big is it?
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 21, 2017
    YOu can spray paint ti!
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 22, 2017
    Here's someone who seemed to have had rug-painting success!
  • Jessica Cossin Jessica Cossin on Feb 25, 2017
    Have you thought of doing a batik design with RIT dye and parrafin wax? You melt the wax (which you can buy cheaply @ any craft store or Walmart, Target, etc.) Melt it in an old double boiler your not planning on using, or I use a crock pot just for wax. Carefully draw on your design with whatever you feel comfortabe with, also depends on how detailed your getting, if your using fine lines a small tipped brush or even kabob stick, if its thicker a broad brush is better, remember its wax so its not going to clean off and be new again! Once done, let it dry completely. Because your rug is larger, I havent dyed that much at once, you will have to look at the box or the website for RIT to figure out the amount of dye needed. Mix it together (outside recommended), and put the rug into the dye. The areas you covered in wax are protected from wax so when your time is up, they will come out the color of the previous rug. There was a post i had found either here or on Pinterest doing this with something smaller, and I tried it with a tablecloth for a gift, it came out great! I wish my old phone didn't lose half my pictures!
    • Barb in Texas Barb in Texas on Feb 26, 2017
      When melting stuff like wax or soap base, put it in a cleaned out tin can (I remove the label and run it thru the dishwasher) and put that into a pot of simmering water that comes about half way up the can. Works just as well as a double boiler and when you're done you can simply toss the can.
  • Cathy Dillon-rubin Cathy Dillon-rubin on Feb 25, 2017
    Thank you
  • Grace Grace on Feb 26, 2017
    Recently I needed a runner for our guest room and couldn't find one that worked. I had some off-white carpet though, so I cut it to the size I needed, Used masking tape to cover what wasn't going to get painted. I used diluted craft paint and kept adding layers till the colors were what I wanted. I added smaller details with sharpee markers. I'm using my dumb phone...smart one had a nervous breakdown so the camera doesn't work, but it came out really nice. Whatever you decide, best to try on a sample you don't need...if that's possible. Save leftover paint for touch ups if needed later on.
  • Jessica Cossin Jessica Cossin on Feb 27, 2017
    Thats a great idea too!
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Feb 27, 2017
    http://www.hometalk.com/16884403/spray-paint-a-rug-sure-?expand_all_questions=1
    http://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=painting%20a%20rug

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