Nothing spruces up a room quite like a fresh coat of paint. However, it doesn’t seem to matter how careful you are, once the job is done, somehow paint got on the carpeting. For most people, their first instinct is to panic. There is no way you can get that paint out of the carpet, or is there? Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips that will help you get rid of that paint spill that happened on your carpeting.
How to Get Wet Latex Paint Out of Carpet
Hopefully, you noticed the paint spill right away. You will have a much higher success rate if the paint is still wet when trying to remove it. Just make sure you follow some steps:
1. Do Not Scrub the Carpet– This goes against everything we have ever been taught. If something is dirty, you scrub the dirt off of it, right? Not when it comes to carpeting. When you scrub the carpet, you are actually pushing the stain deeper into the fibers. To get rid of the paint spill, blot and don’t scrub.
2. Get Out the Dish Soap– Once you have gotten most of the paint off the surface of the carpet, it is time to get rid of this stain. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and generously mix in some dish soap. Working from the outside of the stain to the center, continue to blot the stain with a rag saturated in the dish soap and water mixture. Use a clean rag or paper towel to remove excess moisture as you work.
3. Carpet Stain Remover– If you were unsuccessful at removing the stain with dish soap, you can always turn to the plethora of carpet stain removers. It is important that you do a patch test to make sure it isn’t going to damage your carpet, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely.
How to Remove Dried Paint from Carpeting
Of course, your chances of removing paint from your carpet is much higher when you notice it right away, but here are some tips to try when removing dried paint.
1. Remove Excess Paint- Using a knife that isn’t going to damage your carpet, scrape away as much paint as possible before getting started.
2. Wet Carpet to Loosen Paint- Grab the dish soap like mentioned above and mix with lukewarm water. Pour some of the mixture onto the carpet and let it stand. It should loosen the dried paint and make it easier to get rid of.
3. Try Steam- If the dish soap soak didn’t work, you can always try the steam method. Using a handheld steamer or your iron on the steam setting, try using steam to loosen the paint. If you are using your iron, make sure you put a wet rag between the iron and carpet so it doesn’t melt your carpet.
4. Remove Paint Again- After you have loosened the paint with one of these methods, us the knife again to scrape any loosened paint off the carpet.
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If after all these steps, you still have paint on your carpet, there is no shame is calling on the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 for the help you need. With the proper equipment, we will be able to get that paint out of your carpet in no time. Call today!