How to Remove Water-Based Paint Stains From Your New Carpet

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by

Finding spilled paint on your new carpet doesn’t have to be a disaster. At CMA Flooring in Carrollton, we understand that you want to keep your new floors blemish-free, which is why our flooring experts have compiled these tips for removing water-based paint from carpet.

 Wet Paint
If the paint is still wet on your new Frieze carpet, you may be able to avoid staining if you act quickly and follow these four steps. First, before attempting to remove the paint, locate a clean white towel, which won’t leak dye onto your carpet and aggravate the problem. Second, using the white towel, blot the stain until you can’t remove any more paint. Be careful to avoid rubbing the area, which can embed the color deeper into your carpet. Third, using a second white towel, dap a mixture of hot water and mild dish soap onto the stain. Saturate the discolored area and continue blotting with a dry end of the towel. Fourth, once the stain seems to have faded, let the carpet dry and then vacuum. If the stain fails to come out, repeat these steps as needed.

Dry Paint
For dried paint, you may have more difficulty removing the stain, but this # step process may help. First, as with the wet paint removal process, locate a clean white towel. Second, create a hot water and mild detergent solution and use the towel to apply the mixture to the stain and let sit for 3-5 minutes to allow the carpet and paint to soften. Third, carefully use a razor or pin to break up the dried paint and add more solution to soften stubborn chunks of paint. Fourth, blot the stain with a dry white towel and break up paint until stain is removed. If the stain fails to release itself from the carpet, the steam from a hand-held steamer or an iron may help to break up the paint.

If you love using carpet to spruce up your home, come stop by the CMA Flooring showroom in Carrollton. Our flooring experts would be happy to discuss ways to protect your carpet from wear-and-tear, as well as the latest trends in carpeting. With a variety of carpet styles and patterns, no matter what your taste, we can help you find a look that works for your home. We can also update your cabinets and countertops in Carrollton for a whole new look. Give us a call at (972) 418-6606 for a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.