Cleaning Paint Spilled Inside a Car

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Paint spills happen. When it is in your car it can seem overwhelming, but with some research to discover the best cleaner for the type of paint you may be successful doing it yourself. Professional detailers are also an option.
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Pease if anyone has any ideas on how to get paint out of carpet I'm open to any and all suggestions. I had some paint cans in the back cargo area of my Jeep and blue paint spilled all over. My mom's dog stepped in it and got blue paw prints all over the back of my seats which are leather. This is my first brand new car(3mo. old) and its already ruined!

Melissa (age 29) from Atlanta

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By Jim (Guest Post)
March 28, 20051 found this helpful
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You can look at the can of paint and see what solvent is required for cleaning brushes for that type of paint. Different kinds of paint will use different types of solvents (Mineral Spirits, Turpentine, etc.). Then dab the solvent on the paint stains on the carpet. It may take a while but the solvent should remove the paint. As far as the leather seats, be sure to pretest any cleaning solution you try. A cleaning solution that would work fine on the carpet may disclor or damage the leather. Try to find an out of site, piece of leather to pretest on.

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Considering the newness of the car, you may want to call both the paint company and your car dealer to see if they have any advice.

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March 28, 20050 found this helpful
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I used de-natured alchohol on my carpet after my then 2 year old son decided to paint my almost white carpet with the hunter green paint my husband was using to paint the walls and it came clean! I learned this trick from a pofessional painter. You can find de-natured alcohol in the paint section.

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By Laurie (Guest Post)
July 21, 20071 found this helpful
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I saw one comment on here that said that Windex works to get paint out! I tried it and it got both dried and wet paint out immediately. I even used just an off brand, not actually the Windex brand. Nothing else worked! I mean, it was quick, just a few rubs and it was out.

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August 24, 20080 found this helpful
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Somewhat related, if you spill latex paint on a carpet, pour twice the amount of water over the paint and suck it up with a wet and dry shop vac, this also works with other liquids, orange soda, wine etc

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By Gina (Guest Post)
January 13, 20090 found this helpful
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I restore the interiors of cars and your best bet is to get lacure thinner for the seats and use it on the carpet. Scrub with a brush on the carpets and with a towel on the seats.

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful
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All you need is a shot of vodka per cup of boiling water. Pour it directly on the spot, slap it with a metal wire brush and shop vac all the moisture.

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I am serious this will work.

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February 14, 2018

For the last 3 days, I have had someone come with me in my car and he accidentally spilled his paint in my car trunk. I did change the carpet and everything and wash my car, but the smell is still there. How can I remove the paint or lessen the smell inside my car? Please help me.

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February 14, 20180 found this helpful
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Wow, that's a shame :( I'd take it to a car wash place and ask them to neutralize it. They have the proper equipment. Otherwise, I'd get a deep cleaning machine and keep the car open for days.

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February 14, 20180 found this helpful
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There is a product called Nok-Out that neutralizes odors. You can buy it on Amazon

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October 14, 2019

I bought a gallon of paint on Thursday at Walmart and I don't live but maybe a block and a half away. My daughter picked me up and I put the paint on her floorboard. Well we got to the house sure enough the paint had tipped over ND it was all over a 2018 vehicle that she just got. I went to the store to let them know ask to speak to manager and a higher manager.

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All he could tell me was how does he know that somebody outside the store didn't put a screwdriver in it to open it. Already like I would open it to get a 2018 vehicle cleaned. It was already cleaned. Does anybody know anything else I can do?

Thank you.

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October 14, 20190 found this helpful
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I used dishwashing liquid in warm water and mine came out. Good luck.

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