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The Possibility of Quicker Carpet Cleaning in Dealing Dried Up Paints

The best time to remove paint from carpet is while it is still wet, but there are often times when you may not be able to get to it while it is in that state.

Spilled paint can ruin the look of your carpet. Removing wet paint is much easier, but it is possible to remove dry paint from carpeting. Latex paint is water-soluble, so it is easier to remove than oil-based paint. 

To give an idea, You can likely remove all or most of the dried paint if it is latex paint, but it is unlikely that you can remove all of an oil-based paint stain. If you do not know which type of paint is on your carpet, treat it as latex paint first.

However, there are some reliable ways to remove dried paint and avoid the hefty cost of carpet replacement. Products like WD-40, Goo Gone, acetone-containing nail polish remover and ordinary paint thinner can remove dried paint. Before you start with any of these products, however, it's best to try a small amount of the chemical on an inconspicuous part of your carpet. If it doesn't remove the coloring or otherwise damage your carpet, you know it's okay to use for removing the paint stain.

HOW TO REMOVE WATER-BASED PAINT STAINS FROM CARPET:
  1. If the paint stain is still wet, simply blot the spot with a wet paper towel  - don't scrub, just blot.
  2. If the paint stain is dry, use hot water and a little bit of dish detergent. Let the solution sit for a few minutes to soften the paint.
  3. Once the paint is softened, use a knife or pin to scrape the paint stain. Continue to add more solution as you scrape.
  4. If the paint is still not softening, consider using a handheld steamer while you scrape to eventually remove the paint stain from the carpet.
HOW TO REMOVE LATEX PAINT STAINS FROM CARPET:
  1. Blot the spot to remove as much wet paint as possible – don't scrub, or you'll push the paint further down into the carpeting.
  2. Mix a cup of lukewarm water with one teaspoon of dishwashing detergent – just make sure the detergent is mild.
  3. Work from the outside of the paint stain to the inside, gently blotting the affected area.
  4. After letting the area dry completely, follow up by vacuuming.
HOW TO REMOVE OIL BASED STAINS FROM CARPET:
  1. If the paint stain is dry, you'll want to use a steamer to soften the stain.
  2. Apply steam directly to the stain.
  3. Simultaneously pick at the paint stain with a needle or a pin to try and break it up.
  4. Continue until stain is removed, without damaging fibers.

If all these tries wont workArticle Submission, check out the help of pros and expert carpet cleaning company. They can help you unbelievably better.

Refer to Auckland Carpet Cleaning for a reliable assistance needed

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Graeme Stephens has been running the largest owned Carpet Cleaning Auckland, a leading Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery and Flood Restoration Company covering all Auckland post codes. Contact us today to ask about the services we can offer you.



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