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How to Remove Wet or Dried Acrylic, Water & Oil Based Paint from Carpet in Newington, CT

September 21, 2017

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Have you decided to take on a DIY painting project? If you have and you don’t have the correct protection or have undertaken the appropriate preparation to do it you might spill the paint. The paint is a serious problem and can stain your carpets and could be extremely difficult to clean off the carpet. When you are dealing with a stain you want to be sure you have the right technique. When you try and clean a stain using the wrong technique it can make the stain worse or set it in. It can even spread the stain out into a larger area. Paint is not a stain that you want to take lightly. No matter what type of paint that you are dealing with you need to get working right away. Getting to the stain as soon as possible and when it is fresh is the best chance you have to remove it.

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How to Remove Old Acrylic Paint from Carpet: Acrylic paint is a type of paint that is used in many craft projects and when kids paint too. Acrylic paint is a type of paint that you need to get cleaned off quickly. The first step that you want to take is removing any excess that you can. Be careful doing this so that you don’t spread it out further. Once the excess is gone you want to add glycerin to the area and then blot with a clean neutral colored cloth. After you have removed what you can with the glycerin you can use rubbing alcohol to the area and work it with a cloth as well. This should life the paint off the carpet.
How to Take Oil Based Paint Out of Carpet: Oil based paint is much harder to get off of any textile. If it gets on your shirt most people call it a lost cause and throw it out. This is not an option with carpet so you need to use a proper cleaning technique to get it off the carpet. Be sure to get to the stain fast in this instance. Start with using turpentine to soak the area that has been affected by the oil based paint. It is best to use paper towels to blot the stain off the carpet. Be sure that you have enough on hand and when it becomes dirty you need to switch to a new paper towel.
How to Clean Water Based Paint from Carpet: If you are working with water based paint you need to be very careful when you try and clean it. If you use too much water on a water based paint it will start to spread extremely fast and you will have a much bigger problem to deal with. You need to use vinegar and a very small amount of warm water. Be sure that you blot with a cloth quickly after you use any liquid to clean the spot. You can follow up with a mild detergent to finish the cleaning process.

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