Painting can be a messy attempt, and when you spill paint especially, on your carpets it feels like a permanent stain that will ruin your carpet forever and the last option will be buying a new one. When we talk about paint stains on the carpet, many people believe that there is no way to remove paint from the carpet. The first step in removing the paint stain from carpet will be, understanding the kind of paint stain you are dealing with, as there are different types of paint stain and every one has a different removal process. To understand the type of paint, do read the label and see the nature of the paint.Typically water-based paint will require clean-up using soap products and water.
Whatever the type of paint it is but the most important thing in paint removal is work quickly to remove it.
Here are some tips to follow when removing the paint stain from your carpets
- Before beginning the process, you need to set a barrier around the wet paint stain so that it will not spread or run. Using a paper towel or households rags try and soak up as much of the stain as possible. Dab the stain until you are unable to soak up any more. If you want, you can use spatula or putty knife to scrape any excess of the carpet onto the towels.
- Use a spray bottle filled with soapy water and spray the same area to moisten it, once you have soaked up as much as possible. Repeat the above step until the towel comes out clean. And make sure you blot the stain rather than rubbing it deeper into the carpet fibers.
- After removing the stain by using soapy water and paper towels, you should use a lacquer paint thinner. You will get these things easily available, at any home improvement store. By using these things, you can make the paint colour stain on the carpet invincible.
- You should spray with diluted soapy water once again, after applying the paint And you should repeat the blotting process.
- Mix 10 parts water to one part vinegar when the paint stain is invincible from the carpet. Using a clean sponge, blot the area by dipping that sponge into the mixture. This process will not only remove any remaining paint but will also pull the soap out from the carpet fibers.
- You need to use cold water to rinse off the vinegar from the carpet area. If you don’t remove the vinegar mixture that will leave a yellowish discoloration over time as well as an offensive odor. Set the carpet to air dry and once the area dries completely, vacuum thoroughly with the hose on your vacuum system.
If you have tried the above steps, but still you can notice the stain, then it’s the time to hire a professional carpet cleaner. Professional carpet cleaner, have the latest techniques and equipment which can give your carpet a fresh look.