Getting Acrylic Paint off of Your Carpet

Irrespective of how much you try to protect the carpet, it’s quite easy for acrylic-paint to get spilled on it, especially if you have kids. So instead of panicking when this happens, even if it has dried up, you should act fast. Acrylic paint is a water-based paint, so it’s best to remove it while it’s still wet. Removing dried paint will be challenging but not impossible. If you want to know how to get acrylic paint off of carpet please read on.

1. Getting rid of wet acrylic paint

i) If it has just spilled onto the carpet, you can place some paper towels around the stain to stop it from spreading to other parts of the carpet.  

ii) You can then blot the acrylic paint using some dry paper towels or a clean rag (which has been soaked in cool water). Press the rag or dry paper towel onto the stain and it will lift-out from your carpet onto the paper towel. Repeat this step several times until all the stain is removed. Just make sure you resist the strong urge to scrub the carpet until it’s completely gone.

iii) Let it dry for some few hours before vacuuming it.

2. Getting rid of dry acrylic paint

i) There are numerous methods for removing dry paint from a carpet, but these methods have different effects on different carpets. Therefore, make sure you test the different stain removal methods available on an unnoticeable small part of the carpet. Choose a method that will not damage your carpet.

ii) Begin by laying a clean rag, which has been soaked in cool water, on the stain and leave it there for an hour. If it starts to dry out, you can place another saturated clean rag on it to help keep the stained area wet. The stain will be transferred from your carpet to the rag a whole or in parts. Repeat this step until the paint is gone. 

iii) Let it dry for about an hour before vacuuming it. If the stain is completely gone then your work is done. If you aren’t satisfied with the work you can try another alternative.

iv) Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing acrylic-brush cleaner with water according to the instructions given on the cleaner’s bottle. Make sure you have a water-soaked rag.

v) Dab at the acrylic paint stain with a cleaning rag (soaked in cleaning solution) & the water-soaked rag until the stain is removed. You can then dry your carpet before vacuuming it.  

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