What to do about painted that I spilled on my carpet.March 12 2018 at 3:10 PM
|K (Login SpitfireNut22)|
from IP address 22.214.171.124
I dropped some paint (tamiya acrylic black color) on my carpet (beige color). I tried to clean it up with some tamiya thinners. It got some of the paint out...but there still is some in the carpet.
Anyone know what to do in this situation?
buy a throw rug
|March 12 2018, 3:12 PM |
Sorry had to say that...
You might try Windex. I've never had great luck getting paint all the way out of fabric. Once it gets in the fibers it doesnt come out. Ask my mom from when I was a kid...
flowers for the missus
|March 12 2018, 3:12 PM |
|Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman|
Large quantities of Goof Off! Link!
|March 12 2018, 3:26 PM |
Actually, small quantities of Goof Off
|March 12 2018, 4:29 PM |
I've had good success with Goof Off and agree with Steven it's worth a try. However, massive quantities can do bad things to the carpet pad underneath. Start with small quantities and blot with a clean rag. Be careful with the accumulation of Goof-Off soaked rags. The fumes are nasty and they will be fire hazard. You can find Good Off at Home Depot among other places. Good luck!
In my experience nothing you can do to get it out and have the area you cleaned match
|March 12 2018, 6:09 PM |
The area you clean no matter what, will never match the surrounding area ever again. however one time I did this. what I did was I went and took some acrylic paint mixed to best match the surrounding area the same color as the rest of the carpet to camouflage it. the only suggestion I can offer is as stated above, get a throw rug
|This message has been edited by takenname1 from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Mar 12, 2018 6:10 PM|
Mr. Color Thinner
|March 12 2018, 7:06 PM |
Won't even hurt the carpet and will remove the paint.
Never use thinner..
|March 12 2018, 7:23 PM |
it just thins the paint and penetrates deeper into the material. Simple Green sprayed onto the spots generously (if you have hardwood floors underneath the carpet, don't use so much that it soaks through) and then cover with a HOT wet washcloth or rag. Cover everything with a plastic bag and let it soak an hour or so. Simple Green (or even Super Clean, it's a concentrated Formula 409) will help soften the paint to where it will let go of the material.
I did that once with a bottle of Floquil Flat Black, on a new
|March 12 2018, 7:46 PM |
light burnt orange carpet (it was the '70's, - don't ask). I used Floquil thinner on it real heavily, like most of a can. Then I immediatly rented a carpet cleaner, and went over it about 3 times. Amazingly, I got it all out. Good thing I was a newlywed, ohterwise I'd be pushing up daisys.
Give it a try; can't make it worse.
|March 13 2018, 3:26 AM |
buy more paint and change the colour of the carpet.
Three step process...
|March 13 2018, 11:08 AM |
Step one: Cuss quietly, attempt futile clean up.
Step two: Realize the futility of your efforts. Cuss a little louder at conclusion of step two.
Step three: Remove futilely cleaned, ruined carpet before significant other finds offending stain. Tell her you were planning on doing a beautiful hardwood floor in that room just for her.
See, easy 3 step process!
(Your results may vary)
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Ammonia and water and a shop vac
|March 13 2018, 11:23 AM |
Mix up some ammonia and hot water. Soak it good and suck up with a shop vac.
if you have a cat....blame the cat...if not.....
|March 13 2018, 4:00 PM |
get one fast!
No Chief Wahoo? No more baseball!
if you still have the stain try patching...
|March 13 2018, 5:09 PM |
if you have remnants left from the installation you can use that or you can cut a piece from inside a closet. Lots of youtube videos about patching carpet--not that hard.
Check that your passport is valid
|March 13 2018, 5:37 PM |
And book an Air-BnB in Peru until it all blows over.