Paint has a lot of uses. It can create a certain mood in a room or make beautiful works of art. But one place where paint should not be is on your beautiful carpet. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and you can spill a few drops, or worse, a gallon of paint on your carpet. This can be a horrendous experience for any carpet owner as it can literally transform your beautiful carpet into something resembling an abstract painting. While performing many Clearwater carpet cleaning jobs, we have witnessed this first hand many times.
Removing paint from your carpet, as difficult as it may seem, is not impossible. It will take some time and effort, but it will be well worth it once you restore your carpet to its former glory. Here are the steps that you need to take in order to remove that paint stain from your carpet.
· The important thing to do when you have a paint spill on your carpet is to immediately attend to it. Get some towels and try to absorb as much of the paint as possible. Do not rub at the paint spill as it will only spread the stain further as well as push it further into your carpet. Blot the area until as much of the liquid as possible has been removed.
· Once you have removed as much of the paint as you can, the next step is to use a commercial paint remover for carpet or rubbing alcohol on the stain. Either of the two works great. Just make sure that any store bought cleaner is compatible with your carpet and won’t damage it. Apply the paint remover or the rubbing alcohol directly onto the stained area and then use another clean towel to blot the spot clean.
· You should notice that some of the stain is starting to come off. Apply the cleaning agent or rubbing alcohol again and repeat the process. Apply slight pressure to get the best result. Repeat this step until all of the paint has been removed. It may take several repetitions depending on the size of the spill, so be patient if the paint is not removed immediately.
· Once the stain is removed, thoroughly rinse the area with water and blot it with a clean white towel until the carpet is dry. This will help remove any residue that has been left behind by the cleaning agents. Make sure you dry the area completely.
If you ever have another paint spill on your carpet, you don’t have to go crazy and replace your carpet. Just follow these simple steps and with a little patience and effort you’ll get the paint stain out and return your carpet to its beautiful state.