Tips for Stenciling an IKEA Rug?

Tips for Stenciling an IKEA Rug?

Janel Laban
Mar 26, 2010

Q: We recently went shopping for a new living room rug and quickly learned anything we truly liked, we couldn't afford. So we purchased a white Ikea Erslev rug with the intentions of dyeing it a darker color. We would like to use a pattern instead of having it one solid color, but we don't know how to add color without just vat dyeing the whole rug.

We thought about spray paint, but don't want the stiffness that would add. Is there any way to dye a rug using a stencil and have the color saturate the rug without bleeding into the stenciled area?

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