About Carpet Dyeing Classes

Americolor and The Dyers Guild have offered classes in the use of carpet dyes for over 35 years. As a family owned and operated business we have taught thousands of classes in the art of color repair and are leaders in the professional carpet industry.  We have written countless publications, given lectures across the world and have been an integral part of setting the national standards with the IICRC, including writing the first CRT exam. We are the only source for a full education in all aspects of carpet dyeing; including spot, full room, side match, over-dyeing and fine rug restorations. More importantly we have over 100 years of combined experience in performing various color repairs on residential and commercial carpets as well as fine rugs.

Rest assured you have come to the right place for your carpet dyeing education.

Carpet dyes are permanent and being such it is of the utmost importance to have proper training. Knowing the best kinds of dyes to use, the proper color combinations, the correct chemical usage and application techniques will affect the outcome of every color repair job.
Make sure you and your tech’s know how to do the job right!

Public spot dyeing classes:

Color theory ( basics, advanced, theory and hands-on)

  • Spot dying
  • Sun fading
  • Basics of Full Room Dyeing and Side Match.
  • Color tinting/ cleaning
  • Fiber Identification
  • Troubleshooting through common problems and mistakes
  • How to speak with your client on color repair jobs
  • Review of tools and supplies needed to get the job done correctly
  • Basics of stain removal

Private dyeing classes:

Available at your location or at our home base just outside Portland, Oregon.

Each class can be customized depending on skill set and desired area of focus.

In depth classes available in:

  • Full Room Dyeing with full color conversions
  • Side Match and feather blending
  • Patterned carpets and fine rugs
  • Over dyeing of wool rugs

Please contact melody@americolordyes.com for detailed class information.

Training & educational materials

Color Wheel

$15.95

Invaluable yet inexpensive tool for identifying what colors go in secondary and tertiary color formulas and the relationship between colors.

21-Level Gray Scale

$9.95

Gives you the ability to measure a color’s relative light value (lightness/darkness) and compute the amount of color gain or loss. Included in Spot Dye Kits.

Dye Master’s Color Guide With Gray Scale & DVD

$125.00

Gives you the ability to mix, match, and create over 1,000,000 different shades of color before applying your dye! Contains 9 colors in 21 different levels of intensity. Use by overlaying colored slides containing the primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Takes all the guess work, wasted dye,  lost time and potential liability out of spot dying, color restorations, color changes and dye formulas. Also makes an excellent marketing tool for showing customers the amount of color loss and the final results before you start the job.

Spot Dyeing & Full Room Carpet Dyeing Manual w/ 2 DVD’s

$39.95

The most complete and concise manual on the subject. Includes color charts, history, dye formulas, solutions to specific problems, step-by-step procedures, marketing information, etc. These manuals are used in dyeing seminars. Manual and dvd’s included in Spot Dye Kits.

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