• A video of a TikToker using fabric dye to paint her carpet was viewed over two million times.
  • It caused a mixed reaction from 3,300 comments and left some confused about the budget approach.
  • The uploader shared the final result and wrote she thought it wasn’t “too bad.”

A woman has gone viral on TikTok after she shared a budget decoration hack that involved painting her carpet to change its color.

On February 28, a TikToker who goes by Loopylinzi shared a video with an on-screen caption that read, “Decided to paint my hallway carpet.” The beginning of the upload included an image of the materials they used for the job, which included two bottles labeled “Fabric Dye” and “Colour Boost.”

 

In the clip, the TikToker could be seen with gloved hands pouring the dye from one bottle into a larger container, followed by the color booster. 

The TikToker could then be seen wiping a small paintbrush on the side of the container that dripped with the liquid inside, before applying the concoction to their carpet. The video then cut to progress updates of the paint job, with an on-screen caption that read it took them an hour and cost them £20, or $23.94.

“Not bad,” they wrote in the final on-screen caption, followed by, “Just had to try it,” alongside an image that showed they had completed painting the entire carpet.

The caption tagged a TikTok account called @TheScratchDoctor which belongs to a brand that sells products that restore and clean leather, fabric, and glass in the home. The fabric dye the TikToker appeared to use is advertised on the site as being effective in dying any natural fabric, although it doesn’t specifically mention carpet. The brand also sells the “colour boost fabric penetration solution” which is advertised as supporting the absorption and color coverage of the fabric dye. A 250ml bottle of each product retails for £9.95, or $11.87, and £10.95, or $13.06, respectively.

Over 3,300 comments were left on the video, as some appeared baffled by the approach and suggested various unrealistic home decor approaches. “I might wallpaper my sofa now. Cheers,” read a comment which received 27,700 likes. “I’m off to carpet my bathtub,” a viewer wrote, in a comment liked 5,600 times.

Others appeared divided as they remarked on the look of the finished result. “You going for that ‘smoke damaged’ effect?” one viewer asked, in a comment liked 453 times. Others disagreed though: “So the comments are funny but all jokes aside not bad looking result,” read a comment which received 29 likes.

The uploader Loopylinzi has 733 followers on TikTok, and a small number of uploads which include a photo gallery of a bedroom makeover. They did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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