How To Get Paint Out Of Carpet

Whether you have spilled emulsion, gloss or any type of paint upon your carpet, it may seem an impossible mission to remove it. However, below you can find our top tips on how to get paint out of carpet in a matter of minutes.

How To Get Paint Out Of Carpet

When it comes to decorating rooms that feature carpet, you run the risk of spilling paint if they aren’t fully protected with a dust sheet. However, it isn’t the end of the world because you can get paint out of carpet relatively easily.

If you’ve just spilled the paint and it’s still wet, we would recommend acting fast before it begins to dry. It makes the process of removing paint out of the carpet much easier because you won’t need to scrape away dried paint.

It’s also important to note that depending upon the type of paint that’s been spilled onto the carpet will determine the best method of removal. For example, a water-based or latex paint such as an emulsion paint is easier to remove than an oil-based paint such as a gloss paint.

Regardless of the paint type and if its still dry or not, below is our recommended tips on how to get paint out of carpet.

Tools That You Require

  • Scrubbing Brush
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Warm water
  • Utility knife or blunt knife
  • Washing up liquid
  • Paper Towels
  • Old towel or cloth
  • Vacuum cleaner

How To Get Paint Out Of Carpet – (Wet Paint)

  1. Use a paper towel to gently pat the area and soak up the paint.
  2. Pour some water and washing up liquid upon the area.
  3. Use a scrubbing brush and gently scrub the carpet.
  4. Keep scrubbing the carpet until the paint begins to dissolve.
  5. Gently pat the area with a towel to dry the carpet.
  6. Finish up by using a carpet cleaner solution.

Regarding step 1, it’s important that you avoid scrubbing the carpet with the paper towels. This will make things worse because you will be pushing the paint further into the fibers of the carpet.

How To Get Paint Out Of Carpet – (Dry Paint)

  1. Scrape away any large chunks of paint with a utility or blunt knife.
  2. Vacuum the area of any debris from the scraping.
  3. Pour some water and washing up liquid upon the area.
  4. Use a scrubbing brush and gently scrub the carpet.
  5. Keep scrubbing the carpet until the paint begins to dissolve.
  6. Gently pat the area with a towel to dry the carpet.
  7. Finish up by using a carpet cleaner solution.

The End Result

Whether you have removed dry or wet paint from the carpet, the end result should be a wet patch upon the carpet. Therefore, you will want to wait for it to fully dry out before assessing whether or not the paint has come out of the carpet. If it hasn’t, you can repeat the process again to remove any of the paint traces deep into the fibers of the carpet.

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Conclusion

Although paint upon your beloved carpet may seem devastating at the time, it really isn’t the end of the world. In terms of the removal, oil-based paints are more difficult to remove but they will eventually begin to dissolve after prolonged scrubbing. Therefore, don’t give up or attempt to use any risky methods as this may lead to further damage.

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