Fresh paint on your carpets? Here’s what you can do! If you’re painting your home, it may be next to impossible to keep stray splatters of paint from hitting your carpets. Even hiring professional painters might not be enough to keep those rugs completely free of paint accidents.
But hiring carpet cleaners doesn’t have to be your first step if you find yourself with a paint situation. Professional carpet cleaners are more than equipped to deal with your stain, but if you feel confident in your cleaning abilities, try these methods yourself first:
Wet paint is much easier to clean than dry paint — as long as you act as soon as it happens. Remove as much paint as you can without spreading it around and making the situation worse. Dab the spot rather than rubbing it, then introduce a mixture of detergent and warm water. Blot the paint after each application, and continue until the mark is removed. Remember, rubbing or pressing too hard will only push the paint in deeper, so be gentle, patient and persistent.