Surya Jute Bleached Rug - 8' Round

Surya Jute Bleached Rug - 2'3

nuLOOM Natura Collection Chunky Loop Jute Area Rug, 8-Feet 6-Inch by 11-Feet 6-Inch, Bleached

$249.38
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  • TAG : My question is, how would I bleach the rug first?
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  • "I am looking at the bleached rug and wondering about the color...is it more of a cream or light tan? I have off white couches and am looking for a contrast...but nothing too gold. Any personal pictures of this rug would be helpful."

    "I am looking at the bleached rug and wondering about the color...is it more of a cream or light tan? I have off white couches and am looking for a contrast...but nothing too gold. Any personal pictures of this rug would be helpful."

  • Rugs not only offer a soft area to walk on over a hard floor but they also add flair and color to a room. Rugs are made of woven fabric that can accumulate stains from spilled foods and liquids over time, causing the fibers to lose their color. You can redye a rug but first the color must be removed. Bleaching a rug will remove the original color but it must be done carefully so as not to damage the fibers.

    If you decide not to bleach your rug before dying, you’ll still have to wash it thoroughly to make sure the dye will stick. Use a low foaming detergent as recommended in my blog post (also available from Dharma).

  • Even though you’re working with a dark color, I would still recommend bleaching the rug before you dye it. That is the only way to get the vibrant, saturated hues that make overdyed rugs so appealing. One soaking in the bleach solution should be enough, provided you use the right amount for the weight of fiber. Follow the link to Dharma trading company, where you can find the amounts of Thiox and other chemicals you’ll need to buy based on the weight of your rug. Remember, the bleach solution is not chlorine bleach, but is made of Thiox, a chemical that bleaches wool. Regular Chlorine bleach will not work, and will damage your rug.

Surya Jute Bleached Rug - 8' Round - 6764121 | HSN

I read your directions for overdyed rugs with great interest as I’m considering doing one. If I do, it will be to get the bright red with dark red effect of many Afghan rugs. Since this is a darker effect, do you think it’s still necessary to bleach the rug? If so, would one soaking in bleach be enough? If I do this it will be because the Afghan Kazak rug I want to use to reupholster a fainting couch is too heavy to be workable. Any experience with doing this? I have a sort of tapestry that has a rug pattern but is a lighter weight fabric though still with pile. I was going to use that but the maroon/navy/cream pattern looks blotchy on the couch compared to the more monochromatic though still patterned Afghan rug.
By the way, I think the bright yellow rug you did is pretty sharp.