One of the many enemies of Myrtle Beach carpet cleaning professionals is paint stain. Sometimes, no matter how careful you were when repainting your walls or furniture, a couple of drops still find their way to your beautiful carpet. There are lots of reasons why this could happen. It could be that your cabinet doors and chairs were not completely dried out when you replace them. Or your little Picasso suddenly wanted to use your carpet as their canvass.
Do not worry if you find paint stain on your carpet because there are things you can do to easily remove them. On the other hand, you should know that successfully removing paint stain on your carpet greatly depends on the cleaning process, the specific type of paint, and how long it has been sitting on your carpet.
To help you remove the paint stain in your carpet, you can try the following carpet cleaning techniques:
- Acrylic paint – If you suddenly spilled acrylic paint on your carpet, blot the stain with glycerin. Glycerin will work effectively to remove the paint on your carpet. If there is residue left, you can use rubbing alcohol to remove the residue. You can also use a combination of mild detergent and water to further clean the stained area. Use a sponge so you will not damage your carpet.
- Oil-based paint – The first thing you need to keep in mind when treating oil-based paint stain on your carpet is to act quickly because oil-based paint can easily leave a permanent stain on your carpet. To remove the paint, you will need to use turpentine or mineral spirits. Turpentine works better for oil-based paints that have been on your carpet longer.
Use paper towels to blot the stained area with turpentine or mineral spirits. To remove the residue left from the chemicals that you used, apply rubbing alcohol in the area the same way you would when removing acrylic paint. Clean the stained area with mild detergent and water. Remember to use a sponge in your carpet cleaning so as not to damage your carpet.
- Latex paint – MBHS Carpet Cleaning recommends mixing one teaspoon of neutral detergent and one cup of warm water to use as your cleaning solution for latex paint stains on your carpet. The detergent that you will use should not have alkalies or bleaches as these can damage your carpet. This solution will effectively extract the paint stain on your carpet when applied on the stained area. Continue applying the solution until all the latex paint has been removed from your carpet.
- Water-based paint – For water-based paint, all you need to do is blot the stained area with water or vinegar. You can also use mild detergent or dish soap to remove the water-based paint on your carpet. Rinse with water to remove the detergent or soap left on your carpet. On the other hand, be careful not to use too much water because it can cause the stain to spread.
Additional tips to consider:
- As soon as you notice the stain, work on it quickly. Do not allow the paint to dry on your carpet because it will be difficult to remove it.
- Use absorbent clothes such as paper towels to contain the spilled paint and prevent it from affecting a huge part of your carpet.
- Do not rub the paint further into the fibers of your carpet when blotting to remove the stain.
- Test the chemicals that you are planning to use to remove the stain on a small area of your carpet that are not easily seen. This will ensure that you will not further damage your carpet, especially if the chemicals or cleaning solutions have negative effect on your carpet.
For professional carpet cleaning assistance, cal MBHS Carpet Cleaning now.
MBHS Carpet Cleaning
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577