How To Clean Paint Off Carpet
Spilling paint on carpet is horrifying for many. It often means cutting out and replacing that patch, or replacing the whole carpet entirely if the paint spill covers a wide area that requires a lot of carpet cleaning Florence, SC. However this need not be the case. Paint can be removed off the carpet with a mix of the right materials and skills. This depends on whether the paint is wet or dry, and the kind of paint, this guide will help you clean carpet stains effective and quickly.
Cleaning oil paint stains
The hardest kind of paint stains to get rid of! This will require WD40, a sharp blade, dish-washing liquid, hard bristle brush, clean rags and a pair of gloves.
- Use the blade (razor or knife will work) to break up the stain as much as possible if it is dry.
- Use the hard bristle brush to scrub off as much of the dry paint as possible.
- Apply WD40 to the stain to soften it and let it stay for 20 minutes.
- Soak as much WD40 as possible with the clean rags. Use white rags as colored rags can transfer color to the carpet.
- Apply dish-washing liquid and scrub.
- If the paint persists apply more WD40 and repeat until the stain is clear.
Cleaning wet latex paint stains
You will need a sponge, cold water, and dish-washing liquid or paint remover.
- Use the sponge or a highly absorbent cotton cloth to blot away as much paint as possible. Soak it in cold water and blot off as much paint as possible.
- Take a cup of warm water and add a teaspoon of dish-washing liquid. Use this mixture to wash off the stain with a sponge or clean rag.
- If the stain persists use the paint remover. WD40 works well for latex paints.
- For a large patch, you will need more water. Soak the patch and vacuum it up with a wet vacuum.
Cleaning water based stains
These are the easiest to clean as you need no chemicals. You will need water and clean rags,
- If the stain is still wet, saturate the patch with water and soak it up with dry towels or rags. Wring the excess in a bucket until you completely remove the spot.
- For a dry stain, soak the area with hot water and wait for 20 minutes before soaking up with a towel. Do not scrub the stain as the paint can spread and soak deeper into the carpet fibers.
- Vacuum off excess water with a wet vacuum (shop vac)
Always take care to dry the carpet patch after removing a stain as leaving wet can encourage mildew growth.