JoAnne McKeon
JoAnne McKeon
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Asked on Jun 18, 2019

Can I use Rit dye to stencil an outdoor carpet?

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4 answers
  • I think that the dye would spread throughout the fibers of the carpet, producing a not-so-crisp edge... but I've never tried it so I can't be sure.

  • William
    on Jun 18, 2019

    NO! The dye will spread. It's not thick enough to stay where you want it.

  • I would stick with paint. I don't think that the dye will be thick enough to control and it will bleed, as William said. Also, A lot of outdoor carpets are made of a plastic based polypropylene and they don't really absorb dyes well. Hope that helps.

  • Sharon
    on Jun 20, 2019

    The other consideration is Rite Dye has to be mixed with very hot water so I don't think it would work. I would use paint with your outdoor carpet.

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