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How to Remove latex paint from Carpet

Detergent Method

*Before attempting to remove the stain, test an inconspicuous area for color fastness. 

Here’s What You’ll Need

  1. 1/4 teaspoon clear/transparent dish-washing detergent (Dawn, Joy, or clear Ivory)
  2. 1 cup warm (not hot) water for solution
  3. Additional warm water for rinsing
  4. Clean dry white towels or white paper towels
  5. Small empty bowl for mixing
  6. Smooth/flat bottomed baking dish (large enough for affected area)
  7. Heavy object(s), like books or jug of water

Step 1

Mix detergent and warm water in small bowl.

Step 2

Apply the detergent solution to the carpet using a damp towel or paper towel.

Step 3

Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub). Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.

Step 4

Using a new towel, apply small amounts of clean water to the carpet to remove the detergent residue. Any remaining detergent residue could result in rapid re-soiling of the area.

Step 5

To absorb the excess water, apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area. On top of the paper towels place a flat glass baking dish weighted down with books, or other heavy objects.

Step 6

To speed up the drying process, periodically add new paper towels to the bottom of the stack. This wicking process may take several hours.

Step 7

If stain remains, repeat process until removed.

Step 8

If the stain isn’t removed after following these steps, please contact Ayoub N&H for professional cleaning.

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