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Question:How to Remove Paint from a Carpet?

Description:To remove spilled paint from your carpet and to prevent paint from spreading, here is what to do:

Finding paint on your carpet is every painter's nightmare... Fortunately, however, just like one awakes from a bad dream, so too can your paint-stained carpets see brighter days ahead. In fact, even old, dried-up paint stains can be removed from a carpet with the right know-how, some elbow grease, and the right products. To remove spilled paint from your carpet and to prevent paint from spreading, here is what to do:

- Act as quickly as possible before paint dries or spreads.

- Blot as much of the paint as possible using a clean piece of cloth or a thick layer of paper towels.

- Blot from the outside in to prevent paint from spreading.

- Liberally apply a lubricating spray, paint thinner, or detergent solution to the stained area, allowing it to stay on the carpet for up to 30 minutes (i.e.,soap, club soda topped with table salt, trisodium phosphate (TSP), or nail polish remover).

- Blot the paint-stained area again with soapy water to remove residues.

- Use a dry rag to soak up excess moisture from the carpet.

- Note: Always test for color-fastness on an inconspicuous area of the carpet before applying chemical products.


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