Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is carpet dyeing appropriate?
A. Whenever you want carpet to look like new again. Like before a new tenant moves into a rental. Also before you sell your home(or just purchased a home and can not afford new carpet). Fading and stains are the most common reasons for dyeing. So is redecorating. Since changing the color of carpeting is the first step for most redecoration, redyeing instead of replacing will drastically reduce the cost of redecoration. The main reason for re-dyeing commercial carpeting is the extreme cost involved in replacing the hundreds or even thousands of yards of carpet, especially if it is not worn out.
Q. Can I have my carpet any color I want?
A. Yes but dyes are translucent and therefore carpet dyeing is not like painting. Unlike painting, which is a surface treatment, carpet dye permeates carpet fibers. Due to the nature of fibers and dyes, the color your carpet was originally, makes a difference as to what colors it can be dyed. For example, a red carpet can only be dyed a color for which red is a component color,like most shades of brown,or a different shade in the red family-like maroon or mauve. Red carpet cannot be dyed green or yellow. White and beige carpets can be changed to almost any color. You can change color families but you can’t dye dark colors lighter. The range of colors your carpet can be dyed will be determined upon inspection and testing of it.
Q. Can all carpeting be dyed?
A. No, polyester or olefin carpets cannot be dyed. This can only be determined upon inspection and doing a fiber ID test. Nylon and Wool fibers can be dyed. Polypropylene, olefin and polyester fibers can not be re-dyed on location.
Q Can you repair permanent stains ?
A Yes. We can resolve most stubborn stain problems and can deal with bleach spots and pet stains that have altered the color of your carpet.
Q. Must I have my carpet cleaned before you can dye it?
A. No. Your carpet will be cleaned during the dyeing process. It is cleaned again after the carpet is dyed, which gives it that look of “new carpet”
Q. Will the color rub off onto shoes or even damp feet?
A. Absolutely not. The dyes set within minutes of application. The dye chemically bonds to the carpet fibers and is color fast and permanent.
Q. What is your guarantee?
A. Dyemasters unconditionally guarantees that the dyes we use will be as durable and colorfast as those of the original carpet manufacturer. The dyes we use are from the major carpet mills.
Q. How long will it take to dye my carpet?
A. An average sized room is cleaned and dyed in an hour or two. A larger room takes longer, while several rooms, as a whole house, may take a full day. Commercial areas may take 2 or 3 days to complete.
Q. How soon after you complete the dyeing process can I walk on my carpet?
A. In a matter of seconds, since our dyes set immediately. We use a powerful truck-mounted machine to remove the water, which is the dye “carrier”, so you can walk on the carpet as soon as we finish. The carpet will feel damp but the remaining moisture should evaporate within 24 to 48 hours.
Q. How much will it cost?
A. In most cases carpet dyeing will cost about 20 percent of replacement cost, or less. Spot dyeing, of course, is much less. An estimate can be given after we speak with you and find out how much carpet needs to be dyed. Just call and we discuss your requirements; The dye test is FREE.
Q. Can you dye area rugs ?
A Yes providing they are wool, nylon or a wool / nylon blend. We can’t dye polypropylene, polyester or olefin area rugs.
Q. Can I clean the carpets at a later date ?
A Yes the dye we use comes from carpet manufactures. You can treat the carpet as you would a new carpet. We advise the hot-water extraction method for cleaning, as do all the major carpet mills.
Q. Do you do carpet cleaning ?
A. Yes DYEMASTERS utilizes the hot water extraction method of carpet cleaning. It is the most thorough means of carpet cleaning available while also insuring a gentle procedure. While cleaning, hot water which has been formulated with special emulsifiers and detergents precisely for your carpet is sprayed deep into the carpet fibers. Immediately thereafter our truck-mounted extractor, with its powerful suction removes the soils, allergens and moisture from the carpeting. The result is a freshly rinsed carpet fiber.
Q. Can the carpet be dyed again ?
A Yes it can be re-dyed as many times as you want.
Q. How long have you been dyeing carpets ?
A. Dyemasters has been re-dyeing carpets since 1979. We are not a franchise,which means you get highly personalized service. Unfortunately we only are able to service the Southern California area.
Q. How long will the dye last ?
A. The dye will last for the remaining natural life of the carpet
Q. Is the dye toxic ?
A. No. The dyes are eco-friendly and are similar to dyes used by carpet manufacturers
Q. Can all types of carpet be dyed ?
A. The most common carpet fibres (nylon and wool) can be dyed