Tips to Get Paint Out of Carpet
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Tips to Get Paint Out of Carpet

Getting paint out of your carpeting can feel impossible and make you wish you would have called a professional painting contractor instead. But with the right tips and materials, it is doable!

Get Fresh Paint understands that this situation is not uncommon, so we have created this helpful guide to offer suggestions on removing paint products.

Understand the Paint Type First

Before picking the correct method to remove the stain, you need to know if the paint is water or oil-based to use the right cleaning options. If you aren't sure of the materials, keep in mind that working with a professional painting service can help minimize this risk. The experts already understand what steps to take and how to address any spills.

Clean Up the Spill Right Away

You want to resolve the issue as soon as possible, so use a paper towel or cloth to soak up the excess paint by blotting the area lightly. You want to refrain from scrubbing, because this will push it further into the fibers of the carpet and make the stain worse.

One benefit of choosing a professional painter is that they will ensure that the room is prepared before painting. This can include laying down plastic sheeting, masking or taping, and removing any furniture or other items that the paint could potentially damage.

Scrape What Can Be Removed

If you are dealing with paint that's already dried, it will be more challenging, and you can start using a pair of needle nose pliers or a utility knife to scrape away any thicker paint sections.

Follow this up with vacuuming, because this will remove the remaining debris. Then, you can determine what cleaning products to use based on the type of paint it is.

Latex Paint Tips

Latex is a water-based paint. Follow these instructions to remove latex paint from carpet.

  • Covering the area with hot water to moisten it
  • Using a scrubber, work mild dish soap into the site until it has lathered
  • Continue scrubbing until the stains disappear
  • Consider utilizing a carpet cleaner if the scrubbing is not working

Oil Paint Tips

Oil paint is more challenging and is resistant to moisture. Follow these removal steps.

  • Clean the area with a carpet cleaner and solution
  • Wet a cloth with a small amount of paint remover and block the area
  • Once the remover begins to dissolve, you can shampoo the area and go over it with a vacuum

In addition, if you are using the paint remover, you always want to follow the safety recommendations for the product because it can produce fumes.

If Your Home's Paint Needs a New Look, Get Fresh Paint Has You Covered

Dealing with a paint spill can be an incredibly challenging experience which is why it can save you time and money with all your painting projects by trusting them to the experts at Get Fresh Paint. Our company works hard to make the process as easy as possible for you, and whether you are looking for popcorn ceiling removal or need expert interior house painting, our Minnesota contractors are ready to help.

Cleaning up paint spills is frustrating, but it can be avoided when you work with our professionals, call us at 612-325-1409 or message us online today for your free quote.

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