Painting and decorating the interior of your home can be fun and exciting as well as lengthy and messy. Covering the carpets with dust sheets and so on can help reduce the risk of spilling paint onto the carpet; however, sometimes, it will find its way through, and you may end up with a paint stain on your lovely carpets. Now, there is no need to panic. There are ways that you can remove this paint without the need for professional carpet cleaners.
Now, depending on what paint you are dealing with, you can rely on the method to remove it.
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Firstly, providing the paint stain is dry, you must use a steamer to soften the colour. These can be purchased from most homeware stores and are not too expensive. Apply the steam directly to the stained area for a few minutes. Take away and pick at the paint with a needle or pin. This will determine the colour apart and break it up a little.
You may need to re-apply the steam a few times and simultaneously pick at the paint to remove all the stains. Using this method, you can remove the paint stain without causing any damage to the fibres, leaving your carpet stain-free and looking clean and fresh.
Begin with blotting up as much leftover wet paint as possible with a clean piece of kitchen roll. Remember to Blot. DO NOT rub, as this will cause the colour to be pushed further into the carpet’s fibres, and this will make it harder to remove. Mix a bowl of lukewarm water, adding one teaspoon of washing-up liquid. Always use mild washing-up beverages and not ones that contain bleach.
Next, working from outside the paint stain inwards, blot with the mixture using a clean cloth. You should notice that the paint will be transferred onto the clean cloth. You may need a few fabrics. Make sure to use a clean part of the cloth after every blot. You don’t want to smear the paint back onto the carpet.
Once the stain is removed, let the area completely dry and finish by vacuuming the area to fluff up the carpet fibres. You will be left with a clean, fresh-smelling carpet.
Blot the area with a damp paper towel if the paint stain is still wet. DO NOT scrub the stain. This will cause it to spread, and you will end up with an enormous colour than before.
However, if the paint stain has already dried, mix some hot water and a teaspoon of washing-up liquid into a bowl, apply the solution to the stained area and let it sit for a few minutes.
This will soften the paint and make removing it easier in the next step.
Once the paint has softened, use a butter knife or a pin to scrape the colour up and away from the carpet fibres. You may need to add more of your hot water solution as you keep the area wet and help keep the paint from drying again.
If the paint has not been removed from the carpet fibres, you may need to use a carpet steamer while scraping it to help soften it further.
Once you have removed the paint, allow it to dry completely and vacuum.
If none of these methods works for your carpets, you may need to consider contacting a Professional carpet Cleaner to ensure the stain is removed successfully. Premium Clean Ltd offers excellent Carpet Steam Cleaning service and has the best prices in and around London. As Well as having friendly, hardworking Carpet Technicians waiting to help with any carpet queries, you may provide any information and advice where needed.