You will need
- - dye 10-20 g
- - ammonia 25% 25 ml
- - bichromate of 40-50% by weight of dye
- water 945 ml
- - brush for applying paint
Clean, wash and dry the carpet.
Bring to boil the water.
Pour and dissolve in water the dye and ammonia.
Boil the resulting solution for 5-8 minutes.
Cool the solution to 40-45 °C.
Dissolve in a small amount of water, the bichromate.
Mix the two solutions.
Filter the solution through a cloth or cotton wool.
Apply the paint with a brush.
Thoroughly dry the carpet.
Remember that after steaming (consolidation) chrome dyes significantly change their color. In order to avoid unexpected shades before painting should be carefully prepared strips on the carpet before and after steaming. Working with chrome dye, as well as with any other, should adhere to certain safety standards. Avoid getting dye on the skin, the mucous membrane of the eyes and mouth. On clothing material can leave stains that are very hard to remove in the future, so think in advance what you are going to paint the carpet. On hands should wear gloves. For respiratory protection will need appropriate mask. Perform staining in a well ventilated place or equipped with a special ventilation hood.
In order to enhance the color of the carpet is obtained by using a chrome dye, it is necessary to carry out the process of steaming. For its implementation will be a medical autoclave. First painted the carpet should dry well. Then he shifted cotton cloth or absorbent paper. Then gently and not tight, the carpet is rolled into a roll. The autoclave is heated well and it is placed carpet. Temperature of steaming should be about 104 °C. By the time the carpet should be kept in autoclave not less than 60-90 minutes. Excessive pressure is best to set at around 0.3-0.5 atmospheres. After that, the carpet will retain its rich and bright color.