How To Remove Paint From Your Carpet


Remove Using Nail Paint Remover or Acetone

  • Surround the paint with paper towels to avoid it from spreading further and making the situation worse.
  • Once you’ve sealed off the paint, blot it with another paper towel to remove whatever amount of paint you can.
  • Apply some glycerin on a paper towel and blot on the carpet till the paint comes off.
  • In case there is any residue left, clean it up with nail polish remover or acetone. Do this by applying the acetone or nail paint remover on a paper towel and blotting the stained area.
  • For the next step get hold of detergent and water and mix it as per instructions given on every bottle. Make sure that you don’t use too much water.
  • With the help of a sponge dampened with this mixture clean up the area. Dry it up using paper towels, by blotting and vacuum the area in the end.

Remove Using Rubbing Alcohol

  • Pour rubbing alcohol onto the stained area till the time it is soaked. To allow the paint to loosen, let the rubbing alcohol stay onto the stained area for five to ten minutes.
  • Blot the area with paper towels carefully, to make sure that you don’t spread it any further.
  • Repeat the process till the stain is completely removed.
  • The final step is to clean and remove whatever paint is left with a carpet cleaner.


Remove Wet Latex Paint

  • Remove as much of the paint as possible without spreading it any further. You can do this with the help of some flat tools or paper towels. If the paint is wet, simply lift the paint with some kind of a tool or blot the spot with a clean cloth or paper towel in case you’re afraid of spilling it further.
  • To clean, you just need to prepare a solution of one cup warm water and ¼ mild dish soap. Mix it up properly, apply it onto the spot and let it remain for five to ten minutes.
  • Blot the area with more cleaning solution. Continue repeating process till the stain is gone completely.
  • Once it is clean, let it dry. Vacuum later for more cleanliness.

Remove Dried Latex Paint

  • The first thing to do is to loosen the paint with hot water.
  • Once that is done soak with the mixture mentioned above of warm water and mild dish soap. Let it sit on the spot for twenty to twenty-five minutes.
  • Get hold of a flat sharp tool and scrape the paint off as much as possible.
  • Continue adding the mixture and scraping off till the stain is completely gone.
  • Dry the area by blotting and then letting it be as it is for a while. Vacuum later for a good clean carpet.


Using Alcohol, Detergent, Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Clean the spotted area to remove whatever paint can be removed. Also very carefully remove any other foreign material such as dust, etc.
  • With the help of a clean cloth apply some rubbing alcohol on the stain. You can also use paper towels or cotton. Be sure to blot and not run or scrape because that will only make the stain worse by spreading or going deeper into the carpet.
  • Be careful to not let the alcohol penetrate to the bottom because that could ruin your carpet. If the stain is removed, then stop here. If not, then continue onto the next step.
  • Mix ¼ lanolin or bleach free dishwashing solution with a quart of water to prepare a detergent solution.
  • Work this detergent into the stain by blotting on the area. If the stain seems to be reducing then continue doing this till it is gone.
  • If this doesn’t work then get hold of three percent hydrogen peroxide and moisten the stained area with it. Let the peroxide stay on the spot for an hour.
  • Blot the surface and repeat the process till the stain is gone. With this process, no rinsing is required, just put a bunch of paper towels and apply some weight on top of them.

Using Carpet Shampoo, Turpentine or Paint Thinner

  • Remove excess paint and dirt from the stained area.
  • Very carefully apply turpentine or paint thinner onto the spot.
  • Blot the area with paper towel or a clean cloth.
  • Once the stain is removed completely, shampoo the area with carpet shampoo and let it dry.
  • Once it has dried, vacuum the area.


  • With the help of paper towels, remove as much of the paint as possible. Be sure to dab and not rub because that will make it spread.
  • Pour distilled white vinegar on a cleaning cloth.
  • Dab the stain with this cloth till the paint is gone completely. Be very careful while dabbing and make sure to change side of the cloth and put extra vinegar every now and then.
  • Once the spot has lifted completely, use a sponge dipped in warm soapy water to clean and then let it dry.

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