Carpet is the one of the important investments done by you when you settle your dream home. If you are proud of your home, of course you will want to make sure it is sparkling clean and welcoming at all times. I agree your curtains and upholstery is cleaned on a regular basis, you give proper time for cleaning your curtains and upholstery or you call out professional carpet cleaner twice a year to keep your carpet spotless. However, what about other fabrics in home.
We get many FAQ’s every week, we try to answer them all, but from last few days, we are getting mails and questions about “How to remove paint from carpet?” This is the reason our next topic is “How to remove paint from carpet?” and we have planned to publish on our blog. Paint can be the most damaging stain on carpet if you do not respond in a right way to remove it. Thus learning how to remove paint from carpet is necessary for we do not know during home or just room renovation periods our carpet could accidentally get them.
When you have accidentally spilled paint on your carpet, you need to hustle and need to take proper steps. You have a chance to restore your carpet when it is wet but if the paint gets dried, then you need to set a new budget for your new carpet. Because it has great possibility that your carpet has already been damaged.
Here are some tips on how to remove paint from carpet. We hope these tip work out for you but in case you are not sure about DIY and you are facing the same situation. Call Five Star Carpet & Tile Care. We provide services for carpet cleaning in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, La Quinta, and Indio and nearby areas.
Water Based paints
Water based paints are easy to remove; they can be removed by using soap water and simple blotting and drying method.
Follow the steps given below:
Scrape excess water based paint. The first and vital step you need to take is remove the excess latex paint by scraping it with a spoon. Using a cloth will also help in it. Then you just need to blot it, so it absorbs the excess water based paint.
Take a sponge, dipped in water, then blot over the area. Blot it from outer to inner part of the area. Make a dishwashing solution by adding 1 teaspoon of mild detergent and a mug of warm water. Now apply the solution and blot the area using sponge or cloth. Keep on repeating the step until the paint is removed. Then rinse it with water then blot to dry.
Oil based paints
Oil based paints are bit difficult to remove compared to water based paints, since it cannot be removed just by applying water and detergent. The best thing you can use to remove oil-based paint is dry cleaning solvent.
Follow the steps given below:
Pour little of dry cleaning solution on the affected area.
Take a rug or towel and start blotting the affected area or dab the area. Do this repeatedly from outer to inner direction, until the paints vanishes.
Never ever, clean the spot by just blotting. Just blotting will spread the paint more on your carpet. Even never, rub the area. If the paint is dried, then its better you call carpet cleaning experts to clean it and avoid further damage.
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