If you've ever had the misfortune of spilling paint on your carpet, you know how challenging it can be to get rid of it. But don't worry, there are a few simple steps you can take to eliminate those pesky paint stains. Start by pouring some hot water over the stain to moisten the area. Then add some mild dish soap and start scrubbing the area with a stiff bristle brush until the water and dish soap mix and form a light lather.
Keep rubbing until the paint stain starts to dissolve. It's essential to always test the solvent in an inconspicuous place to check if there is any color change in the carpet before attempting to remove the paint stain. If nothing else works, consider cutting out the ruined area of the carpet and filling it with the remains, or covering the stain with a rug until the carpet can be put back in place. If you notice a color transfer or the paint stain is large, it is best to consult a professional carpet cleaning service.
With the COIT Guide to Removing Paint Stains from Carpets, you'll have step-by-step instructions to help you treat difficult areas. Remember to always do a stain removal test on a part of the carpet or upholstery that is not normally visible. When it comes to removing wet or dry latex paint stains from carpets, many oil and water-based paints can be removed with a little patience and some cleaning supplies. If the paint stain is oil-based, you'll need to use strong solvents to get rid of it. If you don't have access to a pressure washer, consider taking other steps to remove the concrete paint stain with a chemical stripper.
If this method still doesn't work, try Goof-Off, a popular household stain remover.