I have watched the show trading spaces on TLC and have seen them paint carpeting, when they did not have the funds to replace carpeting. I also have heard of people dyeing their carpeting. Is this wise to do, and if it really is ok to do, what type of paint do I use? Wouldn't painting a carpet make it stiff and unattractive? If dyeing a carpet, how would I do it and make sure it gets evenly dyed?