Frequently Asked Questions
There are many uses for our services but the most common would be properties being renovated or on the market, tenants moving in/out and the carpets are worse for wear and unpresentable. Child and pet damage, offices, hotels, schools, even caravans have been restored with the Australian Carpet Dyeing system. Carpets with useable life that are tired, grubby and stained can be revived.
Yes, of course. It can be cleaned in the same manner as any new carpet. Your Australian Carpet Dyeing operator can also clean it, richer colours however will be easier to live with and will hide future stains/spills more easily. It will also require less frequent cleaning. Bleach or urine damage can discolour your carpets as they would with a new carpet.
No, only wool and nylon and blends of these fibres. Polypropylene and acrylic are not “dyeable”. Your operator will advise on a simple test involving you attempting to wash out a small test colour sample that will be applied to your carpet. These are generally done on an off-cut or somewhere like a wardrobe, as if it’s “dyeable” these samples will be permanent.
This will depend upon the thickness of pile and weather conditions but an average carpet will be left damp directly after it’s restored; approximately as damp as a thorough steam clean. It will take approximately 24 to 48 hours to dry completely, however it is colourfast straight away and it can be lived on. Most furniture can be replaced immediately through care must be taken in putting certain items on damp carpet. Plastic protection or coasters may need to go under stained woods, MDF, metal objects until dry.
Air blowers will be left at certain jobs at the operators discretion. Cold climates with long pile carpets are the most likely to require assistance in drying. Your operator will advise on best drying procedures relating to heaters and windows.
Yes. This may surprise a lot of people as it’s opposite to carpet replacement. Although a very clean process, a little dye can get on skirting boards and lower door frames. This will be cleaned off using methylated spirits by your Australian Carpet Dyeing operator but it is preferable to paint second.
Yes. The Australian Carpet Dyeing dyes are guaranteed colourfast for the life of the carpet. As with any carpet though, your redyed carpet will be affected by bleach cleansers, urine damage and years of exposure to sunlight will fade the colour.