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Carpet Stain Removal Tips; How to Get Wet & Dry Gloss, Acrylic, Emulsion, Spray, Oil & Water Based Paint Out of Carpet in Santa Monica, CA

Repainting your house allows you to express your personality and revitalize your home’s look. However paint doesn’t look so good on your carpets and sometimes it seems there is more paint on your carpets than on your walls! Steam Green Carpet Cleaning will share a few tips on how to remove the different kinds of paints from out of your carpets.

General Tips for How to Remove Paint from Carpet

There are a few things to keep in mind when cleaning any stain. Always clean paint or any stain while it occurs or still wet. You will find you will have better results than waiting to clean up after it is dry. At this stage, it can be difficult to properly clean. Another thing is to never scrub a stain, instead blot at stains or you will just spread the paint around making the stain worse. Finally know what kind of paint you are dealing with. Each requires its own formula and process of cleaning.

How to Get Acrylic Paint Out of Carpet

Acrylic or water based paints are one of the easiest kinds of paints to remove. Again this type of paint is easiest to remove when the spill occurs. Start by using nail-polish remover or acetone. Dab with a white paper towel, saturated with the nail-polish remover, at the paint. This will help to break down the paint and lift it up easier. Then use warm water with a cleaning solution, either commercial carpet cleaner or even liquid dish soap and blot at the stain until it lifts out of the carpets. That should remove the stain out of your carpet.

How to Remove Wet Latex Paint from Carpet

Latex is also a water based paint, but instead of it being acrylic it’s more vinyl resin. So similar to acrylic paint, you will want to clean it up quickly. Instead of using nail-polish remover, use vinegar with a paper towel and dab at the paint. Then again, use warm water with a cleaning solution and blot at the remainder of the stain until it’s gone.
How to Take Oil Paint Out of Carpet

If you’re dealing with oil based paint, you must be very careful. You’re going to need to clean your carpets much the same way you clean a paint brush. You will need to use a dry-cleaning solvent or mineral spirits, acetones and lacquer. However as these cleaners work great to remove the paint, they also can discolor or lighten the color in your carpet. Try to keep the stain contained as much as you can while you attempt to clean the paint. Again use one of these cleaners to clean up the stain. Dab at the stain and be careful not to over soak the area for you might cause too much discoloration. After dabbing at the paint then use liquid dish soap and water to blot at the area to remove the solvent or cleaner out of your carpets. If you’re dealing with an oil based paint, you might want to leave it to a professional carpet cleaner to prevent a further mess.

How to Remove Dried Paints from Carpet

If you notice some paint after it has already dried then you will need to take the following steps: Any type of paint after it is dry will remove the same way. Start by use a scrapper of some kind to remove as much of the dry paint as possible. Then use WD40 and spray on the remainder of the paint. You can also use a citrus based cleaner as well. Then allow it to set for 30 minutes. This will soften the paint so you can scrap the rest way. Use warm soapy water to clean the rest of the stain.

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There comes a time for every home to renew its look and the quickest and cheapest ways is to repaint. However our floors can suffer from our desires to revitalize our homes. If you were undergoing a major painting project and caused a few paint spills, Steam Green Carpet Cleaning hope we were able to help you clean and remove the paint. If you need some assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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