How to Paint Indoor and Outdoor Carpet

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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.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic sheets or newspaper
  • Masking tape
  • Paint roller and pan
  • Outdoor paint
  • Place newspaper or plastic around the perimeter of the carpet to protect the surrounding floor.

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

  • 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.

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

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  • Photo Credit Background carpet image by fotolia © 2happy from Fotolia.com
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