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How do you get dried paint out of carpet?


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Answered 2009-01-25 21:24:59

Try a little paint stripper or "goof off" on a small area to see if it causes damage to the carpet. If not, work a little into the carpet, let it sit for a few minutes then use water and a wet vac to pull it back out. Rinse it a few times, using the wet vac. You may need to go through the process a few times, but understand that the carpet has to be dry when you put the paint stripper on, otherwise it won't soften the paint. BTW, this only works for latex, oil and laquer paints, epoxy or other high-tech paints aren't really affected by paint stripper.


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You can purchase several products that are able to remove dried latex paint from carpet. I have personally used GooOff. Also, I know that some organic carpet pastes, such as Quick-N-Bright, and a steel brush work well for paint that has been worked deep into the carpet.

I use Melaleuca products and the Solumel works tremedously to get pain out of carpet. I have even used it as a paint stripper for some old door hardware that I needed to remove paint off of by submerging the pieces in the Solumel. To remove paint out of carpet, I took a cloth soaked with Solumel and let it sit on the spot until it had softened the dried paint to where I could remove it. You will have to make sure to keep the cloth wet while doing this; a sponge soaked in it may work too. I hope this helps you as it did me; I had to remove the dried paint from a brand new carpet that had just been laid!

Rub it with Goof Off for a few minutes and it should soften. If you can peel parts off do it . Persist with the Goof Off if the carpet will stand it.

You can try acetone (nail polish remover), but it will probably damage the carpet color.

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I rubbed coconut oil into my hair where the dried paint is. I was able to separate the hairs, and slide the dried paint down the hair shafts YAY

Paint first. There is no use in cleaning a carpet that might get paint on it later. Paint first just in case you end up getting the carpet dirty so you don't have to clean twice.

A person can get face paint off the carpet by using an Oxy Clean powder. This will help lift the stain from the carpet fibers.

If it is water based paint, use some Oops or Goof off to soften the paint, then scrape as much as you can off with a plastic spatula or putty knife, Once you've removed all you can, rent a commercial carpet cleaner to remove the residue.

With paint thinner unless the paint has dried and then you may need a chemical paint remover.

Try Baby-wipes - they are good for removing dried emulsion paint from hard surfaces.

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It works if you put vinegar and water then get a vacum and it will suck it all up i spilled brown paint on my white carpet and it got it right up try itDepending on the size of the paint spot, you can cut it out if it is only a small area and it is on top of the carpet. Vinegar and water has been known to help with Latex paint. Avoid Paint remover as it will dissolve the carpet backing.One gallon of paint splattered all over a carpet is a nightmare but after continually dumping cold water, sucking it up with a wet vac and repeating the paint was virtually gone.

Of all the paints water based paint is the easiest to clean up. If the paint is still wet, try blotting it up with a damp cloth - be carefull not to rub it in, and don't oversaturate the carpet with water. If it still won't come out try a little bit of dish detergent. If the stain has dried, you can try using a hand held steamer to soften the paint, and then picking the paint out with a pin or utility knife.

Shampoo your carpet with resolve dual power for carpets.

Because when pain't is wet, you will just be spreading it around with your paint brush. It will look uneven and bad. When the paint is dried, it is a solid surface to paint.

If the paint has not dried, scrape up as much as possible, then use either water for latex or mineral spirits for oil on a rag to rinse the surface and remove the remaining paint. Blot up the spot as much as possible, then clean the area with a carpet cleaner if needed to remove any residue. For dried water based paints, use a paint remover like Goof-off or Oops, available at most home or paint stores. Dried oil based requires either lacquer thinner or acetone. Be sure to check for color fastness in a hidden area first, then apply the solvent to the stain. Scrape away as much as possible with a plastic putty knife, then nlot the surface with a rag until the paint has been removed. Once the stain has been removed, rent a commercial carpet cleaner to remove the residue left behind. That should remove most of the stain, and if your lucky, not leave any evidence of the spill

No. They will react negatively to the paint. Have them removed from the area until the paint has dried.

No. If it is a latex paint, it is not flammable when its wet or dry. If its an oil paint, it is not flammable when it is dry.

A kilo IS a kilo - They are the SAME > . . . Answer The kilo of wet paint, dried, will weigh less. Another answer However, a kilo of dried paint chips still weighs a kilo.

I get a piece of hard plastic or thin wood put it up against the wall tight push down on carpet as far as you can so carpet isn`t showing then trim with paint. Time consuming but it works ( no paint on carpet )

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Removing Rust-Oleum from carpets may not be easy if the carpet is not stain proof. One way to try and get the Rust-Oleum out of the carpet is to purchase the paint remover Oops.

1. Add white to wet paint. 2. Use bleach on dried paint.

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