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How to Get Paint Off Carpet


When you’re painting the interior of your Maryland house, the last thing you want left behind is spilled paint on carpet. However, if there are a few carpet stains leftover from a paint job, have no fear, do-it-yourselfers – there is a solution.

With CLEAN Choice’s guide to removing paint stains from carpet, you’ll have step-by-step instructions to help you tackle paint stains on your carpet.

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How to Remove Water-Based Paint Stains from Carpet:

  • If the paint stain is still wet, simply blot the spot with a wet paper towel – don’t scrub.
  • If the paint stain is dry, use hot water (and a little bit of dish detergent). Let the solution sit for a few minutes to soften the paint.
  • Once the paint is softened, use a knife (or other sharp object) to scrape the paint stain. Continue to add more solution as you scrape.
  • If the paint is still not softening, you can use a handheld steamer while you scrape. This should eventually remove the paint stain from the carpet.

How to Remove Oil-Based Stains from Carpet:

  • If the paint stain is still wet, simply blot the spot with a wet paper towel – don’t scrub.
  • If the paint stain is dry, you will want to use a steamer to soften the stain – oil-based paint is a little tougher to remove.
  • Apply steam directly to the stain.
  • At the same time, pick at the paint stain with a needle or a pin to try and break it up.
  • Continue this until stain is removed – without damaging fibers.

Next time your paint job results in paint stains in your carpet, follow these handy steps to remove it in minutes. However, if you cannot get the stains out, our team at CLEAN Choice is full of carpet restoration experts – simply call us at (410) 978-6050 or contact us online.

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