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 Easy Ways to Get Any Kind of Paint Out of Carpet: Step-to-Step Guide for Carpet Cleaning

Easy Ways to Get Any Kind of Paint Out of Carpet: Step-to-Step Guide for Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is the most challenging task, as it quickly accumulates dust, dirt and grime. And worst kind of stains that are most difficult to handle are paint spills. Regardless of paint type, paint spills on the carpet are the biggest nightmares and require instant action to remove the stain entirely. This blog will provide a step-by-step guide for carpet cleaning to help you quickly get paint out of your carpet.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

  • Thinking of using paint remover on the carpet? Well, it is not the ideal way to remove paint from the carpet, as paint removers are very abrasive and can damage the colour of your carpet.
  • Using Acetone or paint thinner is also not advised because it can also discolour the carpet.
  • Never apply the carpet cleaning solution directly to the carpet; always use a microfibre cloth to apply carpet cleaner on the stain.
  • Never rub any kind of stain on the carpet; always gently blot the stain out because rubbing will press the paint deeper into the carpet, making carpet cleaning harder.
  • Before starting your carpet cleaning process, make sure your room is well-ventilated.
  • Always wear gloves and a mask while cleaning, as harmful carpet cleaning products can damage your skin.

Step-to-Step Guide to Get Paint Out of Your Carpet

1. Identify the Type

Before you start with carpet cleaning, it is important to identify the type of paint you have to deal with, as the cleaning process for every kind of paint differs. For example, water-based paint is very different from oil-based paint and cannot be cleaned using the same method. Therefore, before figuring out how to clean the paint, find out which sort of paint it is. You can check the label of the paint to find out the type.

2. Remove the Excess Paint

Use a spoon to remove extra paint from the carpet, and while doing so, be careful not to spread it even more. Use a microfibre cloth or a paper towel to blot out the excess paint gently.

Instead of using abrasive chemical-based paint removers, which can be really harmful to your carpet, use the following methods, and hopefully, it will help you get the paint out easily.

3. Dealing with Acrylic Paint

  • Gloves
  • Knife
  • Spray bottle
  • Warm water
  • Liquid dishwashing soap
  • Paper towels/ microfibre cloth
  • White vinegar / Rubbing Alcohol
  •         Remove Access Paint: If you spilt Acrylic Paint, then the good news is it is easier to remove as compared to oil-based paints. In addition, acrylic paints tend to dry faster, so you can start by scrapping off the extra paint. Use gloves while removing excess paint, and try to remove as much as possible.

    ·        Create Warm Water and Dishwashing Soap Solution: Mix equal parts of warm water and liquid dishwashing soap in a bowl and dip a clean cloth in it.

    Note: Use a clean white cloth for carpet cleaning as any coloured cloth can leave its colour on the carpet.

    ·        Appy Solution to the Stain: Dip a cloth into the solution and blot the stain to remove the paint. Avoid rubbing, as the stain may get deeper into the carpet.

    ·        Spray Warm Water: Use a spray bottle with warm water to wash out soap water from the carpet. Spray warm water on the stain and blot with a dry cloth or paper towel.

    ·        White Vinegar Solution: If the abovementioned process didn’t work, mix one distilled white vinegar with ten parts of warm water, spray the solution onto the stain, and blot it with a clean cloth. Then use a clean cloth/sponge with cold water to blot the stain.

    ·        Rubbing Alcohol: You can also use rubbing alcohol to remove the paint stain. Soak a cloth in isopropyl alcohol and blot the stain for 15-20 minutes. Then use a dry cloth to continue clotting to soak up the remaining residues. Let it air dry after blotting.

    ·        Repeat: If the stain is still visible, repeat the process 3-4 times.

4. Removing Oil-Based Paint

Things You’ll Need:

  • Gloves
  • Spoon/Knife
  • Clean cloth/sponge
  • Paint thinner
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Spray bottle
  • Warm water
  • Rinse Out the Soap: Spray warm water to rinse out the soap and blot dry using a paper towel or clean cloth.
    Apply Soap Solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of warm water and apply it to the stain using a clean cloth or sponge. Gently blot the stain. Do not rub.
  • Apply Paint Thinner: Use a sponge or clean cloth to apply thinner on the paint stain. Start with the edges and be careful while applying thinner, as you might spread the stain by rubbing it. When your sponge/cloth is covered in paint, rinse it or use a new one and continue blotting until the paint is entirely removed.
  • Spray Warm Water: Use a spray bottle to spray warm water on the stain and blot again with a clean cloth.
  • Repeat: Repeat the process if needed.

5. Removing Water-Based Paint

  • Gloves
  • Knife
  • Spray bottle
  • Warm water
  • Liquid dishwashing soap
  • Paper towels/ microfibre cloth
  • Spray Warm Water: Spray warm water on the stain using a spray bottle.
  • Spray Soap Solution: Mix equal parts of dishwashing soap and water and spray the solution onto the stain. Use a clean cloth to blot the stain. Water-based paints are comparatively easy to remove, so soap water can easily take it out.
  • Flush out Soap: Spray warm water to wash out the soap solution from your carpet and let it air dry.
  • Repeat: Repeat the process 3-4 times if needed.

How to Deal With Stubborn Stains?

If carpet stains are giving you a hard time and you are tired of trying different methods, call our professional carpet cleaners. Clean N Clear provides the most reliable and convenient carpet cleaning services. Our team is equipped with the latest carpet cleaning equipment and trained to deal with any sort of stains.