Asked on Oct 8, 2017

Can u use regular house paint to paint.old. area rugs ?

FlipturnBijousJanet Pizaro


3 answers
  • Bijous
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Yes, paint will behave differently if it's acrylic or oil. If acrylic, it may bleed so be sure and use painter's tape. Oil is more stable, but taping off your design is always advisable (unless you're going free form). Make sure the rug is clean, clean, clean. Good luck!
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 9, 2017

    You did say "old". It may be that the rug fibres are too worn out, and no longer have enough substance for the the paint to adhere to. The result might be blotchy, uneven, and not hold up.
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