DIY fans have long been transforming their grubby carpets using the popular Dylon fabric dye – with Facebook pages flooded with some pretty amazing results.
But despite the super affordable quick-fix approach being a super clever way to spruce up tired old carpets Dylon has warned against it claiming it could potentially ruin them entirely.
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Rachel Ferreira, Brand Manager at DYLON said: "DYLON Machine Dyes are only to be used in front-loading automatic washing machines, and cannot be used by hand or painted onto fabric.
"The all-in-one formula has a ratio of dye too elevated for the hand dye process.
She continued: "DYLON machine Dyes are not suitable for wool and nylon, from which carpets are most commonly produced, as such materials cannot be recoloured with the use of domestic dyes."
And added: "It’s important to note that carpets are often treated with a special finish to increase lifespan and prevent staining, which also means it cannot be dyed."
Rachel highlights that freshly dyed items using the product must be washed in the washing machine, which carpets obviously can not be.
This is for product safety as well as to ensure that loose dye doesn’t transfer afterwards after the dying process.
But it doesn't mean you can't have fun with the £5 fabric dye as the company recommends using it freely on other fabrics around the home.
You can easily change the colour of pillow cases, curtains, cloth napkins or even couches where the covers can be put into the machine – with cotton, linen or viscose fabrics working particularly well.
Many people who tried the affordable dye on their carpets did so after trying everything they could to restore the colour of their carpets.
But for those wanting to bring their grubby carpets new life, you might just have to pop on over to Mrs Hinch's Instagram page to get a few cleaning tips instead.
Take a lesson from this bloke, whose attempt at dying his carpet completely backfired, and was left with patchy carpet that was completely ruined.
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