Carpet Ceiling


Can i use Rid dye on a water stained carpet ceiling thats been fixed from keaking now has stains? I was thinking of just using rollers & paint that puppy but im really not sure what to do sum1 said dye it now im stuck. Thanks much!!

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 04, 2020

    Hi Tina because its on a ceiling I would definitely just paint it. Paint and carpet can be a weird mix if its under foot but because its overhead I think it would look great and be a lot less messy than trying to dye it!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 04, 2020

    You could use a spray version of dye. My daughter has done it a few times on other fabrics besides carpet and it turned out great.

    Here's an article that I think you will find helpful:

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Dec 04, 2020

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  • William William on Dec 04, 2020

    you could use fabric spay paint from the auto parts store. But messy overhead. You can use 50/50 watered down paint. Roller and brush needed. Possible with liquid RIT dye. It would need to be diluted per instructions.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 04, 2020

    If you are concerned about the look and have never done this before you might look into having a professional dye the carpet.

    If you want to try this yourself look into renting a machine to spray it on. But be prepared for some mess a good tarp will be needed.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 04, 2020

    Since you had a stained area, I would hesitate to dye it for fear it may come out uneven or be visible. Fabric paint or latex would work, roll it on.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 04, 2020

    Hello. I hope you can find some good advice here. I tried this a few years ago we took up an oriental type carpet that was over the wall to wall and the area beneath the oriental style carpet had dye transfer stains below.

    I think artificial fibers and carpets have stain resistant properties in them and the dye did not absorb well. It might be a job left to professionals..

  • Rit dye is for natural fibers so unless the carpet is cotton or otherwise natural, it won't work. You can find dyes for synthetic fibers at a fabric store or online. Do a small test in a hidden spot first.

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 04, 2020

    I'm afraid dye would not hide the stains. I think paint would be the better choice for this job. You could use latex paint without conditioner for a more even final result. Check the acceptability of the color on a sample portion. If the color is acceptable, paint the carpet as planned. If the color is not acceptable, it can easily be painted over. You may need to give it a couple coats. If so, be sure to give each coat time to dry completely. Latex paint without conditioner dries quickly.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Dec 05, 2020

    Hi Tina, I don't think Rit Dye will work to hide/fix your water stained carpet ceiling. Painting is probably a better option. This video will give some guidance on how to do it -

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 06, 2020

    Hi there,

    If the carpet was fitted after leaks were fixed, the carpet has absorbed the damp, so let it dry out and then try using a steam cleaner on it, mind you, I have no experience of this myself. If that doesn't shift it, you can only use a stain blocker from the paint department and then paint it.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Dec 06, 2020

    Painting would be a better option.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Dec 08, 2020

    I'd just put a rug over it

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 22, 2020

    Hi Tina: If you want to and can, go ahead and paint it. A dye won't hide the different shades of the carpeting. It would just dye the dark parts darker and the other stains will still stick out. Paint will cover it best. I've never heard of doing that, but it would be, IMHO, the best way to go. Good luck