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All these apartments want me to fix their bleach stains on polypropylene. I always patch because I figured trying to dye wouldn’t work well being stain resistant. Can you fix bleach stains on polypropylene?
 

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Usually, not always, but usually if bleach removes the color then it can be dyed.

For empty apartments I’d probably just keep patching. It’s faster and easier plus the apartments probably won’t want to pay the price to color correct the bleach spots.
 

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POLYPROPYLENE??!!

Are you sure its not Nylon?

Polypropylene should not be effected by bleach, its Solution dyed cant be post dyed, unless someone tried to post dye it.
 

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you can use crayons yes if you don't get the colour right just a little rubbing alcohol towel gone try again once you get the colour right take a fresh towel and a steam iron this will remove the wax and set the colour. give it a try
 

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POLYPROPYLENE??!!

Are you sure its not Nylon?

Polypropylene should not be effected by bleach, its Solution dyed cant be post dyed, unless someone tried to post dye it.
Yeah, it’s polypropylene. I thought the same thing, but some of these residents must be spilling straight bleach. It being dyed as the manufacturing process is why I never thought to dye, as I thought it wouldn’t take it.
 

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Yeah, it’s polypropylene. I thought the same thing, but some of these residents must be spilling straight bleach. It being dyed as the manufacturing process is why I never thought to dye, as I thought it wouldn’t take it.
If it’s poly it probably won’t take the dye, what Odin said above actually does work, try it like he suggested.
 
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Not worth the trouble.
I have those as well. Have posted numerous times about it. with pictures.
usually a purplish discoloration.
Asking , hoping someone would chime in as these fibers are not supposed to sustain chemical damage, and are marketed as such.
But we all know it happens.
And, the thing is , usually not just one defined spot, but area that looked like they have been tie dyed.
Have tried crayons, and got CTI Color cosmetics and played around for quite a bit trying to improve the stain. Never with any improvement at all.
Even got some RIT dye long ago thinking if they were a union dye something in it might stick!!LOL NOT

I started out doing color correction long ago, so I am not whistling dixie. I don't think!;)
 

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Because of the oils in crayon from the wax , will absorb but the dye will adsorbed not absorbed. Ive done it with CTI's/pros choice color correction kit but it wont last therefore it cannot be dyed (technically it cant be dyed) instead color masked.

As always always do a burn test and properly identify it.
 
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Is it polypropylene or polyester? Polypropylene is normally what I call "berber" carpet.
Berber carpet is a style or design of carpet. Berber carpet can be made of wool, nylon, or whatever.
 

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All these apartments want me to fix their bleach stains on polypropylene. I always patch because I figured trying to dye wouldn’t work well being stain resistant. Can you fix bleach stains on polypropylene?
I doubt its a poly, as typically it cant be bleached. Can you post a pic of the carpet you think is poly.
 
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I have seen this a lot . I wonder could it be a 90/10 poly /nylon so to speak and the nylon part bleached out Just speculation
 

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Bottom line is there are some dyes out there that can fix this. They're sold buy @Chris Howell of Colorful Carpets https://www.colorfulcarpets.com
But I wouldn't bother buying the dye from him unless you know how to dry carpet and rugs. JMO
 
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If it's purple and it's more pronounced with direct sunlight on cool color carpet, believe it or not a yellow highlighter will improve it, but not correct it proper. It's missing the yellow dye and likely has optical brighteners present if sunlight makes it pop.
 
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