Today I need your help. Blog world is loaded with people painting rugs. So, I thought I should paint one, too. (Keep in mind that the rug (here)I made for my laundry area (here) was a new creation. It was different from this little project in which I am working with what I have.) Plus, our indoor/outdoor kitchen runner is in need of some love.
I bought the rug on Overstock a couple of years ago. It now has some stains I cannot get out. I have taken it outside and scrubbed it but with no luck. That was the final straw that pushed me into the paint corner.
This is when I love my large dining room table. I put an old cloth on top, threw on the rug, and was ready to paint. Here is another close up. My first step was the primer.
After applying a whole quart of primer, this was the result – basically nothing.
Here is a close up. You can barely tell I did a thing, and after a whole quart!!! I need help!!! I am wondering if you all out there have any suggestions. Should I try spraying it or use a different type of paint? Or should I just go buy a new rug? Any helpful tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.