How To Remove Paint From Carpet
If you are doing some interior painting, then there is a good chance you will need to know how to remove paint from the carpet. If you act quickly, this is not a big deal. Paint spills on carpet have to be addressed while the paint is still wet otherwise there is a really good chance this will become a permanent arrangement. In that case, buy a statue or rearrange your furniture.
To remove paint from carpet you will need:
- A few clean pieces of cloth or a few clean sponges
- Dishwashing soap
- Laundry stain remover
- Blot it up. The first thing you need to do to remove paint from carpet is to blot up as much paint as you can. When you do this, you will want to clean from the outside towards the middle of the paint stain to prevent a larger mess. Now soak your cloth or sponge in some water and keep blotting. Wet paint streaks easily so remember to always work towards the middle.
- Soap it up. Now you will need to mix one teaspoon of dishwashing soap with a cup of hot water. Not boiling hot which could damage the carpet glue but hot tap water from your sink. Use a new cloth or sponge and remove the paint from the carpet the same way as above. Work from the outside towards the middle. When the cloth or sponge is heavily stained with paint, use a new one.
- Dry. Let the area dry completely and vacuum.
- Last chance before calling the pros. Some darker paints can be harder to remove from light colored carpets. If you are obviously not getting anywhere after three or four soapy blotting sessions, you may wish to try a laundry stain remover and a toothbrush. While this works effectively at removing wet paint, it should be used as a last resort due to the possibility that it may also leave a stain. Test it somewhere out of sight before administering.