• Published On: Jan 2023|4.2 min read|

    If Hurricane Ian has left behind an Oriental or Persian rug with dye migration, you may have noticed the colors bleeding, running, or fading. Wonder how this happened and what can be done to fix it? This article explores two of your most pressing questions: why do the dyes migrate, and is there any way for restoration? Let's take the first question first: why do rug colors bleed? Let's review some common reasons: Fugitive dyes: A "fugitive dye" describes rug colors that run or fade during washing and cleaning or when exposed to ultraviolet rays. Movement of dyes means that the dye is unstable enough that prolonged exposure to floodwaters will cause the rug to "bleed." Excess dyes: This issue will be familiar to people who own tie-dye clothing or [...]