HOW TO REMOVE OIL BASED PAINT FROM CARPET
Solvent and Detergent Method
*Before attempting to remove the stain, test an inconspicuous area for color fastness.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Solvent- liquid, non-oily, non-caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal. Such as Carbona and Afta. Important: Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage to the backing.
- 1/4 teaspoon clear dish-washing detergent (Dawn, Joy, or clear Ivory)
- 1 cup warm (not hot) water for solution
- Additional warm water for rinsing
- Clean dry white cloths or white paper towels
- Bowl for mixing
- Flat/smooth bottomed baking dish large enough for affected area
- Heavy object, like books or a jug of water
Apply solvent to a dry towel / cloth
Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub). Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until there is no longer color transfer
Mix detergent and warm water in small bowl.
Working from the outside in–blot the affected area (do not rub or scrub) Scrubbing could damage the carpet fibers.
Using a new clean towel, apply clean water to rinse the detergent from the carpet. This ensures that you remove all the detergent residue.
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.
To speed up the drying process, periodically add fresh paper towels to the bottom of the stack. This wicking process may take several hours.
If solvent remains, repeat steps 4-8.