Help i’ve dripped paint on my carpet while painting!!!
So you received two estimates to paint your interior walls and decided it was out of the budget. The next 24 hours your glued to You Tube watching DIY “how to brush and roll walls” videos and decide to go buy some supplies and tackle this project yourself.
Ok cover carpet, tape off baseboards, pour paint into a bucket and start brushing. As you climb up your 4 ft step ladder you dip your brush. While transfering your brush from your paint bucket to the wall it happens!!! Paint drips off your brush bristles and start heading for the floor. You think to yourself “no problem i covered the floor” but the paint drips in between the two drop cloths and blobs onto the carpet. You think to yourself what luck! So what do you do?!?!
First let me tell you what not to do!
OK so heres what you do!
If you scrubbed the spot and dried the paint out or waited too long to get spot wet you will notice some of the paint dried into the carpet fibers, or was smeared into the carpet fibers with a dry towel! You are going to need some sort of cleaner or solvent to get the paint to dissolve. At this point results can vary and you may ruin your carpet if you use the wrong products on your fancy carpet. I always try and start with the mild stuff first. These are my favorite products for cleaning paint off anything in this order, Warm water and Soap, Krud Kutter, Goof Off, Denatured Alcohol and LAST RESORT lacquer thinner. Just remember to use gloves when using Denatured Alcohol or lacquer thinner.
If you spilled your whole bucket of paint you better plan on getting the area wet to buy time so you can call the 911 carpet guy or just plan on getting new carpet in that area im not going to sugar coat it! Its most likely TOAST!
Thanks for reading! Hopefully this was helpful and just remember the paint will always find the one spot not covered. So make sure your floor is 100% covered or call the professionals at Maller Painting Company.
Owner/ Maller Painting Company