How to Paint Indoor and Outdoor Carpet

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Things You'll Need

  • Plastic sheets or newspaper

  • Masking tape

  • Paint roller and pan

  • Outdoor paint

Painting an indoor/outdoor carpet can improve its appearance

While the indoor/outdoor carpet options frequently found in hardware stores are durable and inexpensive, they are often plain-looking and don't offer many decorating or design options. However, you it is possible to improve the appearance of indoor/outdoor carpets with paint.

Step 1

Place newspaper or plastic around the perimeter of the carpet to protect the surrounding floor.

Step 2

Lay down masking tape on the carpet to mark out the design that you want.

Step 3

Paint the carpet using a paint roller that can fit in between whatever tape lines you've laid down. Start in the center of the carpet and work your way to the outside. Use a paint that is designed for outdoor applications, as it will be more durable. There are cloth paints available at craft stores as well.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry and then lift off the masking tape.


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