How to Get Paint Off Your Carpet

May 17, 2012 The Amateurs Digest 0

It happens. You are happily repainting your bedroom or living area and suddenly a big blob of paint falls off the roller or brush. Of course, you will have already covered the carpet carefully with a paint sheet or tarp, but somehow the paint still seems to get on the carpet through some tiny hole.  According to carpet cleaning is in order, but don’t clean the carpet as you would for ordinary dirt or spill.

Many people use water-based paint for their home these days because it is so easy to put on and clean up. And it is just as durable as oil based paint. But it is almost impossible to get out of the carpet, whether it has long or short fibres.  If you press that paint into the carpet with a cloth or kitchen paper towel, the colour will seep right through the fibres into the backing and never come out, meaning you’ll require a carpet repair patch for the damaged carpet.

Instead, use a damp cloth in each hand and hold the affected fibres at the base, below the paint blob, then gradually draw your fingers upwards so the excess paint is squeezed off the top of the fibres. Do this over and over with fresh towels or cloths until all the paint is removed. You need to do it immediately because if the paint dries even a bit, it will be almost impossible to get it out.