Can you paint a white shag rug to hide stains?

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My shag rug has grey stains from shoes that I can't get out. Does anyone know how/if I can paint the rug a grey to hide the stains?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 23, 2017
    I would not recommend painting a shag carpet.Have you tried using the white vinegar and baking soda trick?

  • Cathy James Cathy James on Jan 23, 2017
    Try using the vinegar and baking soda first. But if it doesn't work, you could try this, I helped a friend dye a whole restaurant carpet with a spray can (from garden section) and RIT dye. It worked pretty well, I'd suggest trying it in a hidden spot. I also have to say we didn't dye a shag carpet Maybe you can go with a dark grey.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 24, 2017
    How about dying it a darker color so that stains aren't as apparent? I generally don't even buy white because I'm a stain-magnet

  • Lyn8705628 Lyn8705628 on Jan 25, 2017
    Bleach it. Put Javex and water in a spray bottle, and soak the area.

  • Gwen Barham Loftus Gwen Barham Loftus on Jan 26, 2017
    I knew someone who mixed up RIT dye and put in a spray bottle. She then sprayed her entire living room carpet and it came out amazing. She even did her sofa later and it also came out looking brand new.

  • Ruth Shapiro Ruth Shapiro on Jan 27, 2017
    I THINK THE RIT DYE IN A SPRAY BOTTLE IS THE VERY BEST SOLUTION!!!!!

    • Judith Judith on Jan 27, 2017
      Wow - I've never heard of it but I will look for it today. Big Thanks!