Oriental Rug Dyeing

Color loss

As an Oriental Rug Dyeing specialist, as well as collector of fine rugs, myself, I’d like to educate you just a bit on caring for your Persian/Oriental rugs.
Most handmade Persian/Oriental rugs are made from high quality natural fibers such as wool and silk. It takes many people years to very intricately hand craft one of these rugs. Some are made with natural dyes from bugs and berries, and others from synthetic dyes. One sure fire way to distinguish the difference between the two is, natural dyes in Persian/Oriental rugs will not have an even and consistent color. Synthetic dyes, however will maintain an even color throughout the entire rug.

How to care for your Persian/Oriental rug

Rotation. Rotation. Rotation.

I’ll start with one of the easiest ways to take care of your handmade rug. Rotation Rotation Rotation. Yep. Once a year, you’ll want to rotate that beautiful oriental rug 180 degrees. If you need help with this process, simply call The Carpet Chemist. When rugs are placed in rooms with natural light coming in through the windows or skylight, the sun will take a toll on the color of your rugs. Rugs will lose at least 1% to 3% of their color every single year from sunlight, but the human eye will not even detect color loss until around 10% color loss.

Do NOT use over the counter cleaning products on your Persian/Oriental rugs unless they have the WoolSafe logo on the bottle.

How to spot clean your Persian/Oriental rug

  • Water. And not the hot kind. Cold or room temperature is fine, but you’ll want to test for color bleeding with a clean white rag, in an inconspicuous area first.
  • WoolSafe products. WoolSafe products are made specifically for use on your wool rugs. If you look near the directions on the label, you should see a picture of a sheep and the words WoolSafe Products.
  • Call The Carpet Chemist. We have a 3,000 square foot facility that is dedicated to hand washing delicate rugs like yours. We use the required and proper inspection, cleaning and drying techniques that will bring your dull faded rug back to life.

What causes color loss in Persian/oriental rugs?

  • Sunlight. If you can avoid placing your Persian/Oriental rug in direct sunlight, I highly recommend doing so. If you must place in in a room with lots of natural light, vacuum regularly and rotate 180 degrees annually.
  • High pH chemicals. High pH chemicals like Resolve or other over the counter carpet cleaning products can fade your oriental rugs color faster than sunlight. Use water and/or a nuetral pH WoolSafe cleaner.
  • High pH chemicals. Pet urine from cats or dogs are extremely acidic and can leave yellow or orange staining, and even remove color from your expensive rugs. If your pets are urinating on your oriental rugs, call The Carpet Chemist right away.
  • Bleach. Bleach spills on Persian/Oriental rugs can not only remove color from the fibers, but may potentially damage the structural integrity of the wool or silk fibers. In this case, you should call The Carpet Chemist right for a FREE assessment of your Persian/Oriental Rug Color Restoration.

Oriental Rug Dyeing

The Carpet Chemist is one of the only Certified Oriental Rug Dyeing companies in the world that is capable of dyeing your faded or color damaged rugs. Our process involves custom mixing the world’s best dyes to a custom color formula that will match the original color of your rug, for a full custom color rug restoration. We utilize a few specialty tools including a syringe, which allows us to dye each fiber one by one, and an airbrush system that keeps the temperature at a consistent level, as well as keeping the spray at a smooth even level for pure rug dyeing perfection. Patterns in Persian/Oriental rugs are extremely detailed, and may take several weeks or even months to complete a color restoration. Size, fabric material, and color loss are just a few variables that will determine the time and cost it takes to complete a Persian/Oriental Rug Restoration.

Learn to love your old rugs again with The Carpet Chemist’ custom Oriental Rug Dyeing service. Bring your old faded rug back to life!

Rug overdyeing

Add a fresh new look to an old rug

Rug overdyeing is the process of adding color to an old worn rug to give it an updated look that matches your decor. Give your space a bold statement piece with The Carpet Chemist’s rug overdyeing service.

pops of color transform any room

Imagine your old worn and faded rug being transformed into a bold colorful statement piece. Imagine if that rug could magically match the turquoise throw pillow on your reading chair, or the painting you have hanging in your foyer. Would it completely transform the look and feel of the room? Would you want to host more book club meetings or monthly bunco parties at your house? After living with beige walls and carpets for the past 15 years, try adding an overdyed rug to your dining room or eat-in kitchen and see how it makes you feel. It may be just what you’ve been missing.

Custom Colors made to order

No two rug overdyeing projects are going to be the same. The carpet Chemist specially formulates a hot dye solution that is prepared in a huge vat in our Chemist Lab. Your rug will marinate in the dye bath for several hours to several days, depending on the material of your rug, the size, and structural integrity. Some rug overdyeing jobs may only take hours and not have to be submerged at all. The dyes can be applied with our dye spraying machines, which again, will depend on the material, size, age and structural integrity of the rug.

Learn to love your old rugs again with The Carpet Chemist’ custom rug overdyeing service. Imagine what a splash of color can do for your room!

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