Posted by: CS | May, 2009

Spot Removal Tips – Paint (Oil and Water Based)

Follow these steps in order to remove the Paint spill:

  • In order to prevent the spill from becoming a permanent stain, Act Quickly.
  • Blot any liquids with a clean white towel.  Scrape any solids with a dull spoon.
  • Do Not scrub the carpet.  This may cause damage to the carpet fibers.
  • Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area for color transfer or damage.  If color transfer or damage is present, don’t use that solution.
  • Never use any product which contains bleach.
  • Never use any of the spot removal agents in concentrations stronger than those recommended.
  • When using lacquer thinner, nail polish remover, or a dry cleaning solvent, never apply directly to the carpet.  Apply it to a white towel and then blot it on the spill.  Use caution when using these products, and follow the manufacturer instructions.


Paint (oil and water based)

  1. Apply lacquer thinner directly to a white towel
  2. Rub spot gently in one direction at a time
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 no more than three or four times
  4. Rinse with warm water

Blot dry with white towel

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