HELP! I have dried paint on a carpet! What can I do?


Posted by Mrs Mum, 8th May 2014


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  • Have you tried turps. Applied with a rag and rubbed gently. Patch test in inconspicuous spot first for colour fastness



  • nail polish remover, worked for me, you can get paint stripper too but not sure how good that would be for your carpet.



  • goodluck with getting it out



  • I have house paint on mine from previous owners. When we first purchased I got the carpets professionally cleaned & the paint didn’t even budge so don’t waste your money.



  • Start with scraping it off to get the worst off. Then try some WD40



  • a professional carpet clean is always good



  • I’ve used nail polish remover to remove nail polish (which is a type of paint) before and it worked. Just dabbed and dabbed to get it out of the carpet.



  • try and scrape it off I guess



  • Listerine. I’ve heard about it too. People say it dosen’t do any damage. Never tried it myself though. Do let me know if it worked for u



  • thankyou ,I have paint on mine and will give these ideas a go :)



  • Interesting about using Listerine. I haven’t heard of that before. Sounds scary that something you use in your mouth removes dried paint.


  • Listerine, I’ve used it to remove paint – it works.



  • WD40, acetone nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol



  • This is a hard one without ruining the carpet. Would love to know if anyone has found something that works.



  • I thought the same as most people when I read the question, new carpet or even new second hand cheap but nice carpet


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