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Stain Removal

Removing Latex Paint From Carpet

Removing Latex Paint From Carpet

Latex Paint Carpet Stain

It’s hard to avoid an accident when there are kids around, but we have keep them entertained somehow, and one thing they love to do is paint, so when you hear “oops” coming from the other room that can only mean something was spilled or broken. If you’re ever one of the “lucky” ones to get paint spilled on your nice carpet, here are a few methods you can try. Remember you can always call a professional to come out and take care of the mess themselves, or you can call for any advice, and remember to always test the solutions used in a conspicuous area first to avoid further damage to your carpets.

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  • First, use a towel to remove as much paint as possible; remember to make your way in from the outside of the stain towards the center to avoid spreading.
  • Next, use a sponge dipped in cold water, blot the area some more to remove more of the paint.
  • Then, mix warm water and dish detergent, use a clean towel and blot the area.
  • Lastly, allow the area to dry completely and then vacuum.
  • If stain remains you can try using hydrogen peroxide on the affected area.
    • Begin by filling a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide.
    • Dampen the stain without soaking the carpet. Let it sit for at least one hour.
    • Blot the affected area with a white cloth and check to see if any color transfers.
    • If color does transfer, repeat this procedure until the stain is no longer visible.
    • Once the stain is completely removed, apply a layer of paper towels to the wet area and apply pressure with a brick or heavy book to absorb the moisture.

For this second method you can begin by applying a solvent on the stain, next, to emulsify the paint use a brush and thoroughly agitate. Using a hot water extraction, extract all of the solvent from the carpet. Repeat steps until stain has disappeared. Once the stain has disappeared rinse the carpet by using a dilute solution and then blot dry with towel.

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If the paint is dry you can apply a solvent to area and gently agitate with a brush. Next, cover the area with a clean towel and place an iron that is set to mid-range temperature and leave for about 30 seconds. Next, reapply the solvent, and again gently agitate to emulsify the dissolved paint. Then, using hot water extraction, extract all of the solvent from the affected area. Repeat this process as many times as necessary until the paint has been removed, then finish up by applying a dilute solution to rinse the carpet.

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Rich Sparta

Rich Sparta

Rich Sparta has been cleaning carpets for as long as he can remember. He is a professional in the business and a well respected name in the valley. He has been running APEX carpet cleaning successfully for years now, and can definitely get your stain out.

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