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Help, paint in carpet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:59 am
by forgotten oceans
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! How do I get acrylic paint out of the carpet?


ok, I've tried using water and there's still blue tint. oh crap oh crap!!!!!Reo's gonna be so mad when he gets back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He left for the week and he's coming home today at lunch!!!!!! I promised I'd behave and I was joking about something like this happening before he left.....There's paint on the carpet!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ok, calming down now..... thanks for your help in advance.

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:53 am
by Stormy
ok, all is not lost if it hasn't dried yet. What color is the carpet, what shade of blue is the paint and is the paint a higher end artist acrylic or a cheaper "kids" type? If it is cobalt blue with real cobalt and you've got a light colored carpet, you may be screwed.

Here's what you do - get a bunch of old rags, get warm water with dawn dish soap in it, pour the soapy water on the spot and soak up with the rags. Keep doing it until you have as much stain up as possible. Then use one of the store bought carpet spot stain removers. Good luck - if it's a light colored carpet, well, I've never gotten any acrylic color completely out. If it's darker, you could camoflauge it once most of it is out ;)

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:57 am
by forgotten oceans
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Stormy to the resuce!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:49 am
by Kystar
Well, you might not be completely screwed.

If that doesn't work...you can try one of two things...Put some baking soda paste over the stain than once that's rubbed in well, dash some vinegar over it.

Or, you can dash out to a craft store and grab a small bottle of Delta Ceramcoat Brush Cleaner. It's designed to pull dried acrylic paint out of brushes (used for ceramics painting)...and soak the stain in that, followed by a rinsing and cleaning.

Good luck!

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:05 am
by Brown Eyed Girl
your never screwed (i paint models... i knock things over... A LOT)

Nail Varnish Remover!

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:09 pm
by Kystar
Brown Eyed Girl wrote:Nail Varnish Remover!
Can melt certain carpets if they are make out of the wrong fibers.

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:45 am
by forgotten oceans
Thanks guys!!!!! I managed to get it up with warm water and a little soap. Wow, Stormy you must be psychic, first you knew it was a mix shade of cobalt and then that I use 50 cent Apple Barrel paint, your good. =D> Reo came home a little after 12 and never even noticed till I said something. He wasn't even mad, he was happy that I hadn't burnt the apt. down, I'm prone to fire accidents. :-( And what's even better is that I finished Sophia before he got home!!!!yay!!!
Kystar, I've just copy and pasted the part about soda and vinegar and that is now in my cleaning folder, thanks!
B.E.G. , model paints lacquer, the same as nail polish. I know here they won't let anyone under 18 buy model paint but 8 yr olds can buy nail polish and they're both the same. It's the same thing for lacquer thinner and nail polish remover too! heheh, stupid Wal Mart heheh Yay! Thank you all sooooo much!!!!! :-D

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:17 am
by Stormy
Glad it all came out in the wash <(^o^)>

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:27 am
by Kystar
You're welcome for the cleaning tips.

I've gotten some stains out w/BS & V...but it's better for stinky things...for some reason.


Glad it all worked out!

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:57 am
by Crazy Healer Lady
Glad you got it out!

Fire accidents, eh? Curiouser and curiouser ;)

(I knew a girl who burnt her house down... twice... and we had the smarts to let her handle a gas can near a fire... yes... that was an interesting night...)

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:02 pm
by Brown Eyed Girl
eerk i didn't know about the melting bit...

Its games work shop - its just acrylic paint lmao!

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:55 pm
by Kystar
Acetone and acetate can melt some acrylic poly fibers. The same compound that pulls the acrylic paint out can hurt the carpet b/c some carpets are made out of various version of acrylic plastic. Weird, huh?

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:29 am
by Brown Eyed Girl
ah well i used it on the carpet of a flat we were renting from an idiot :D

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:47 pm
by FyreGarnet
It is also why polish remover can disfigure acrylic nails. It is the acetone in the polish remover, so non-acetone is better with the acrylic nails.

FyreGarnet

Re: Help, paint in carpet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 11:18 pm
by wifeephery1982
forgotten oceans wrote:HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! How do I get acrylic paint out of the carpet?


ok, I've tried using water and there's still blue tint. oh crap oh crap!!!!!Reo's gonna be so mad when he gets back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He left for the week and he's coming home today at lunch!!!!!! I promised I'd behave and I was joking about something like this happening before he left.....There's paint on the carpet!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ok, calming down now..... thanks for your help in advance.
1. If the paint stain is still wet, simply blot the spot with a wet paper towel - don’t scrub, just blot.
2. If the paint stain is dry, use hot water and a little bit of dish detergent. Let the solution sit for a few minutes to soften the paint.
3. Once the paint is softened, use a knife or pin to scrape the paint stain. Continue to add more solution as you scrape.
4. If the paint is still not softening, consider using a handheld steamer while you scrape to eventually remove the paint stain from the carpet.