Skip to content
Home » How To Get Acrylic Paint Out Of Carpet

How To Get Acrylic Paint Out Of Carpet

  • Carpet 
How To Get Acrylic Paint Out Of Carpet
Spread the love

How To Get Acrylic Paint Out Of Carpet. If you have young children, it’s common to have acrylic paint stains on your carpet at some point or another. Whether they got the paint on themselves, their clothes, or the carpet, it can be difficult to get the paint out of the carpet without damaging it or discoloring it permanently. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to remove acrylic paint from your carpet without causing any further damage. These seven methods will help you easily remove acrylic paint from your carpet.

7 ways to remove acrylic paint from carpet

Soak it up with paper towels

Use paper towels to soak up as much of the wet paint as possible. The more you can get up now when it’s fresh before it dries, the better off you will be. Once any excess has been soaked up with paper towels, move on to more absorbent materials like cotton rags or microfiber cloths. (Your local hardware store will have everything you need for painting your walls.) Keep in mind that even after all excess material has been absorbed and removed, there is still likely some residual product embedded in your carpet fibers. Be prepared for touch-ups once it dries.

Blot the stain with dry cleaning solvent

Once you’ve absorbed as much of it as possible, carefully blot away excess liquid with a paper towel. Take care not to smudge or smear any color that may have transferred onto your clothes. If you don’t have dry cleaning solvent on hand, club soda is a fine second option. And, in a pinch, plain old water will do just fine too! Scrape off dried paint with a butter knife: Once all excess liquid has been removed and you are certain no more will be coming out on its own (this is pretty important), use an old butter knife or another similar flat-edged utensil to scrape out any remaining bits of dried acrylic. A credit card can also work in a pinch here if need be!

Remove it with turpentine

Before you do anything differently, put on a brace of rubber gloves. Turpentine is toxic and can cause both respiratory and skin irritation, so you must protect yourself while working with it. You will also need a towel and some newspaper or paper towels. Pour a little turpentine onto your towel, if there is still too much paint on your carpet for you to soak up with your cloth, repeat until there is only a light stain left on your carpeting. Make sure you don’t spill any turpentine on nearby surfaces it will ruin them as well! Once you have soaked up as much of the turpentine as possible, place some newspaper or paper towels over each area that was affected by turpentine.

Read Also: The 7 Best Ways How to Get Nail Polish Out of Carpet

Use a mild detergent

To begin with, try a mild detergent and water mixture (the kind you use for baby clothes). Detergents are formulated specifically to break down oil-based substances like acrylic paints, so your carpet will likely come clean. Just apply a couple of drops on an inconspicuous area and watch how it reacts, if there’s no adverse reaction or color transfer then proceed. If not, repeat until you find something that works. Make sure you blot rather than scrub as you don’t want to agitate any stains or paint already in your carpet.

How To Get Acrylic Paint Out Of Carpet

Scrape off excess dried paint

After you scrape off as much excess dried paint as possible, you’ll want to carefully use a small spoon or even a credit card (be careful not to make any gouges in your newly finished floor) and gently scrape off any dried bits of acrylic. If some stubborn spots just won’t budge, then it might be time for phase two. Apply stain remover: If step one didn’t work, try an oil-based stain remover like Zep Commercial Carpet & Upholstery Stain Remover. Be sure to carefully follow all product instructions and use only on approved materials.

Mix baking soda and vinegar until it fizzes

One of your options for removing acrylic paint is to mix equal parts baking soda and vinegar together. Pour it on, wait 10 minutes, then scrub with a brush. This can help dissolve dried paint and should have no adverse effects on your carpeting. For example, you’ll have success with both nylon carpets and shag carpets. Do keep in mind that it’s not very effective if there’s a lot of dried paint or dirt build-up – also make sure that you don’t leave any sitting for too long as it could damage your carpets over time! If possible, test out your method on an inconspicuous part of your carpet before going all-in.

Use hairspray as your last resort

The reason hairspray works are that it contains a solvent that breaks down oily stains. The downside of hairspray is that it can be difficult to use and apply, especially when your carpets are extremely soiled. Start by making sure you’re using a clear spray (meaning free of colorants and additives). Then test an inconspicuous area of your carpet for any signs of discoloration. If you’re using a good quality spray, there shouldn’t be any damage to your fabric or padding.

Read Also: 4 Steps to Remove Red Wine from Your Carpet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.