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By LB (Guest Post)01/13/2009
I recently missed placing my drop sheets properly over the carpet (light grey) while painting. I asked friends & family for suggestions and tried the following 2 methods:
1: I used a pressure steamer to break down the latex paint and scrubbed. This worked OK except that it also removed some of the carpet strands.
2. BEST METHOD. I used liquid TSP diluted with a bit of water (test in an inconspicuous area first) and let it sit. After it broke down, I scrubbed it with a bristle brush and it came out perfectly. To remove the TSP residue, I used a home carpet steamer with plain water until it returned clean water only. That area looks a bit more worn than the rest of the carpet but WAY better than if the stains were still there.
By Cynthia (Guest Post)11/30/2008
Saw a different post in here and the people said to try barbasol shaving cream.
By Bobbi (Guest Post)08/11/2008
I have a light brown color carpet and my dog got into some green paint we had hidden behind the shed and came into the house marking up the carpet. I used warm water with oxy clean and blotted it up. This truly work for us. Take a soaked clothe with the solution and blot deeply and with some paper towels blot it out. It comes up easy.
By Amy (Guest Post)05/22/2008
I got brick red paint out of a off white berber carpet using only rubbing alcohol and a lot of muscle! It took a lot of blotting and a little rubbing with a lot of alcohol and I had to do it several times, but the carpet is back to normal!
By (Guest Post)02/25/2007
Try fairy washing up liquid and water on a cloth might help.
By Emmett (Guest Post)07/07/2006
I have paintball stains on my carpet and i can't get them out!!!Can anyone help at all???
By Janet from PA (Guest Post)06/19/2005
Thanks, I will try a test run on extra scraps that I have to see if it hurts the carpet.
By (Guest Post)06/11/2005
Professionals may be able to replace just the area the spot is in. It may be the only resort other than replacing it all.
By Marilyn (Guest Post)06/10/2005
Never was able to get the paint out, but wonder of wonders, my homeowners insurance paid to replace it (except for the deductible)
By Marilyn Otte (Guest Post)06/09/2005
I don't know that I would put nail polish remover on my carpet? I know that rubbing alcohol will remove dried on paint and so does plain ol' vodka. Just put some on a sponge and sponge it on and rinse it off. Repeat until stain is gone.
Hey, my husband said watered down paint thinner. Which is what nail polish remover is too i think. Anyways read the bottle/can first to make sure it doesnt do anything to the carpet and/or glue that holds it together.
Have you tried a weak solution of fingernail polish remover??? Now this is just a suggestion... i dont know if it will work. And try it in a very conspicous spot, very small spot first. Call a carpet store and ask them first.
We have light berber with the mixed colored fibers and spagetti got spilled in it. I got it all up by cleaning with dawn dish soap and carpet cleaner. Then i could still see it , so someone told me about peroxide in spray bottle with water. This took it all out. But i dont think it will help with paint. But you could try it. Only thing is, i didnt realize my carpet was dirty and so that spot was cleaner when i got thru, LOL, so i had to clean the rest.
Let me know what works.
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By Laura 06/25/2011
A friend of mine is a professional carpet cleaner and he uses odorless mineral spirits to remove paint from carpet. You can buy it a a hardware store. Dab it on/off, don't rub and make sure you dispose of properly as not to cause spontaneous combustion.
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