How to Get Paint Out of Carpet

Whether you have children or you just got a little too creative in your last painting session, accidents happen. We have some tips for you on removing paint from carpet. Whether oil or water based paint, see the simple steps below and good luck!

How to Get Paint Out of Carpet (Oil Based)

  1. Apply detergent solution, blot.
  2. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  3. Rinse with water, blot until dry.
  4. Apply POG, blot.
  5. Apply dry-cleaning solvent, blot.

How to Get Paint Out of Carpet (Water Based)

  1. Check label on paint or specific thinner or solvent OR
  2. Apply dry-cleaning solvent.
  3. Apply POG, blot.
  4. Apply dry-cleaning solvent, blot
  5. Alternate steps 2 and 3 until stain is removed.
  6. If stain persists, weight down the stain with towels dampened with dry-cleaning for several hours to loosen, blot with solvent.
  7. Apply several drops of detergent solution and work into the stain, blot.
  8. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  9. Alternate steps 2 and 3 and 6 until stain is removed.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water, blot until dry.


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