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Display Name: MaineSalvage
Member Since: 4/20/11

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Thank you @LONDONV, for these instructions, and especially the tip about Pro Chemical and Dye-- what a great resource! Once my little rug dried it stopped molting and still has most of it's pile, so I'm giving it another try.


First Step for Overdyed Vintage Carpet DIY?
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2/2/12 08:19 AM

In case anyone is still going to try this, do NOT use Oxyclean on wool/wool blend or silk/silk blends. I just tried it on a small wool from the thrift shop and am kicking myself for not reading the box first-- the colors are fading beautifully, but the fibers have a chemical burn (they feel slimy and are falling out. On the plus side, I only paid $5 for the rug and can always turn it over & pretend it's a needlepoint.


First Step for Overdyed Vintage Carpet DIY?
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1/28/12 09:41 AM

To add to the what @lella said-- not only is there lead, but the horsehair was also treated with arsenic.


Thoughts on Replacing Plaster Wall with Insulation and Drywall?
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11/21/11 11:27 AM