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Vecco FAQ

FAQ

Are stencils reusable?
Are the products safe?
Can colors be overlapped?
Can I make my own designs and stencils?
Can the colorant be used on other things such as pillows, linens, drapes, etc?
Does Vecco™ work on all colors of carpeting?
Does Vecco™ work on all types of carpeting?
How do I maintain my carpet and design?
How do you apply the sealant?
How easy is the application?
How long does a Vecco™ design last?
How long does it take to complete a project?
How much of an area does one can cover?
How much sealant should I use?
How will my carpet feel?
If I apply more colorant will Vecco™ get darker?
Is Vecco™ safe for my vacuum cleaner?
What are the ingredients?
What if a can isn’t spraying right?
What if I accidentally spray clothes, furniture, fabric or other materials?
What if I have a question or problem?
What if I make a mistake before sealing?
What if I sealed a mistake or a design I don’t like?
What if my design didn’t seal and is wearing off?
Will the color change as it dries?
How long will it take to receive my order?
Are there different guidelines for professional use?
Need Vecco’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
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Are stencils reusable?
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Yes. Each stencil can be used about six times. For best results, blot excess colorant or sealant on both sides of the stencil with a paper towel.

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Are the products safe?
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Yes. Safety professionals have evaluated both the colorant and sealant. They are water-based and safe to apply in your home when used as directed. Click here to learn more about Vecco's ingredients.

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Can colors be overlapped?
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Yes. You can overlap colors wet, or after one color has dried. You can even spray over a sealed design—just let the new colorant dry at least 48 hours and seal again.

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Can I make my own designs and stencils?
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Yes! Stencils can be folded, cut or taped together to create a custom design. If you only want to use part of a stencil cutout, you can cover the part you don’t want to use with a paper towel.

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Can the colorant be used on other things such as pillows, linens, drapes, etc?
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Vecco is specifically designed for use on carpet only.

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Does Vecco™ work on all colors of carpeting?
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Lighter shades of carpet tend to show off designs the best.

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Does Vecco™ work on all types of carpeting?
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Vecco is recommended for most residential carpets and rugs with cut fibers. These are usually called plush, velvet, frieze, shag, Saxony or cut pile. However, Vecco is not recommended for polypropylene (olefin) carpets that are made of looped fibers—sometimes called Berber carpet.


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How do I maintain my carpet and design?
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Vacuum as you usually would. Once the colorant is sealed, your design is permanent. There’s no need to change your cleaning routine.

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How do you apply the sealant?
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Place a clean stencil over your dry design. Apply one coat of sealant. Wait 30 minutes. Apply a second coat of sealant. Be sure you don’t apply the second coat too early or too late as it will compromise the durability of your design.

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How easy is the application?
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Super easy! Pick your stencils, spray your colors and seal your design. Be sure to let colorant dry for 48 hours before sealing. Apply two coats of sealant 30 minutes apart. Let your sealed design dry for 48 hours. Wait 10 days before vacuuming.

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How long does a Vecco™ design last?
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Years. Once sealed according to the directions, your design is permanently bonded to carpet fibers. Carpet areas that become worn over time, or areas that weren’t sealed according to directions can be touched up with another application of colorant and sealant.

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How long does it take to complete a project?
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Plan for your project to take at least four days—2 days for the colorant to dry and 2 days for the sealant to dry. And wait 10 days after the sealant dries before vacuuming. 

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How much of an area does one can cover?
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One can of sealant covers approximately six stencils. 

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How much sealant should I use?
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Use one can of sealant for every one can of colorant you use. That’s a 1:1 ratio of sealant to colorant. 

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How will my carpet feel?
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At first your design may feel stiff, but with vacuuming and regular foot traffic, it will soften over time.


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If I apply more colorant will Vecco™ get darker?
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Start with light coats of colorant and add more to reach your desired look. At a certain point, your carpet won’t be able to absorb any more color, and forcing it could distort your images.

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Is Vecco™ safe for my vacuum cleaner?
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Yes. Vecco was designed to work with household vacuum cleaners. It won’t harm yours in any way.

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What are the ingredients?
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The colorant is made of particles suspended in water. The particles are polyester just like those in your carpet fibers. The sealant is also water-based with mild solvents that help the colorant meld to your carpet fibers to make the design permanent. 

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What if a can isn’t spraying right?
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Shake the can for 15 seconds after you hear the ball rattle. If the can still isn’t working, try trading its cap with a cap from another can.

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What if I accidentally spray clothes, furniture, fabric or other materials?
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No biggie. Once colorant is dry, it becomes a powder and can be easily brushed off with a dry cloth. Wet sealant can be wiped off immediately with a damp cloth. Avoid spraying sealant on finished wood surfaces because it could damage the finish.

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What if I have a question or problem?
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Contact Vecco customer service at 1.877.308.3226 with any questions or concerns 24/7. 


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What if I make a mistake before sealing?
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Wait 48 hours for the colorant to dry. Then remove the mistake with a vacuum cleaner. For stubborn areas, use your vacuum hose attachment. If it doesn’t vacuum up, your design may still be wet. Wait until it’s completely dry and try again. If it’s dry and you still can’t vacuum it up, rub the area with a damp white cloth to loosen particles. Then vacuum again.

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What if I sealed a mistake or a design I don’t like?
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Once the sealant is applied, your only option is to let it dry. However, you can change your design by applying more colorant over and around the existing shape.

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What if my design didn’t seal and is wearing off?
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First, check to see if your carpet is looped fiber. Vecco isn’t recommended for looped fiber carpets, so that may be what’s causing your design to wear off. If you have the correct carpet type and your design is wearing off, it may not have been sealed properly. Consider touching up your design with another application of colorant and sealant. Be sure to read sealant instructions carefully. Remember, seal twice, 30 minutes apart.

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Will the color change as it dries?
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Colorant will lighten slightly as it dries, but becomes darker after applying sealant. Over time, the design will naturally get lighter.

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How long will it take to receive my order?
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Most orders ship within 24 hours of your order date and take approximately one to five business days to arrive depending on your location.

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Are there different guidelines for professional use?
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If Vecco is used by professionals for prolonged periods, wear a NIOSH approved respirator and follow the manufacturer's directions for respirator use. 

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Need Vecco’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
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We understand this is an important component of occupational health and safety and want to make sure you have what you need for your business. Click here to access the MSDS.
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