Sunday, May 8, 2011

How to Clean Dry Paint Stain from Your Carpet

It is hard to keep your carpet clean while repainting the walls. Sometimes it is just not possible to move them out of the room. And no matter how hard we try to avoid it, they get paint drops. The key in this situation is to act as soon as you notice them. However, sometimes we are too busy and we see the consequences of home improving, when it is too late and the stain is dry. Here is useful information you can take advantage of during the carpet cleaning.

Scrub
The situation becomes very difficult once the paint has dried. The first thing you need to do is to remove as much of the dried paint as possible using toothbrush and water. Then wet the spot and try to notice if any of the color will blot up. It is not very common to happen, but you may try. After that use again the toothbrush and scrub as much as you can, from the carpet fibers. In the end let the spot dry, and then vacuum it to see what is left.

Goof Off
This solvent can be easily find in most of the stores. It is very effective at removing dried paint stains, but be careful it can discolor the carpet and even remove finishes. It is a good idea to test it before applying it to the carpet. However, this solvent is not good for dark-colored carpets or rugs or when dealing with large areas. It is a good option for small spots. 
 
Another option is to hire a professional carpet cleaning London company to remove the paint instead of you. This will save you valuable time and efforts.

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