When you think of how to get rid of stain on your carpet, you probably imagine mop it up with some sponges or some paper towels. You don’t have to go that route when removing a stain. You can easily apply an almost even coat of paint to any hard surface by spraying paint over it. It can be a little tricky to remove it completely from carpet without causing it to look blotchy or ruining the color of the carpet. That’s why you need to follow these tips carefully.
Use a sponge mop or a wet/dry vacuum to clean the spill. Most fabric softener products contain a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, which is what causes the stain. Stop the bleeding immediately and dab or wipe the area using a damp sponge. Do not rub or scrub the stain as this will only cause it to spread. After dabbing and wiping the area, use a shop-vac to suck up the excess paint and clear away any residue left behind.
Follow step three of this guide carefully. After vacuuming up the excess paint, apply the hydrogen peroxide with a shop-vac and then again with a clean, new sponge. This will help you make sure the entire area is covered. Then take a large towel or wash cloth and dab or wipe the stain from one area to another until you’re satisfied you’ve removed as much of the stain as possible. The final step is to dab or wipe the carpet dry.
In order to get the stain out of a piece of fabric, dab some dish detergent on the affected area and then wring or shake the dish detergent off after a few moments. You can use the same dish detergent you used on the carpet to clean the stained spot. Once you have the stained area clean, apply a mixture of half water and half dish detergent and gently work the solution into the area using a spray bottle or a sponge.
To remove the remaining paint from a carpet without using an aerosol spray bottle or a sponge, pour the paint remover into an open spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients. Next, spray the mixture onto the affected area and allow it to sit for five minutes. Then, using a clean, new sponge, rub the mixture from one side to the other. The abrasive rubbing motion helps remove the paint that is not dissolved by the dish detergent.
Using a white dry towel, dab the affected area with it in circular movements. Do not let the towel get wet. If the towel gets wet, the liquid will seep into the fibers of the towel making the removal process more difficult. Repeat this procedure until no more paint remains. It may take several applications of this process before the stain completely disappears.
If carpet cleaning experts find that chemical cleaners or commercial soaps are ineffective in removing stubborn stains, they may decide to use paper towels. These white paper towels are soft and absorbent and do not leave any residue behind. To get maximum effect, dip the paper towels into the solution for 30 seconds before moving them over the stained area. The paper towels will absorb the majority of the solution used in the spray.
The last option includes the use of a putty knife and warm water. Wet the putty knife with warm water and then apply the putty blade onto the affected area. Once the knife is cool, use it to scrape some of the remaining paint to make the carpet look as good as new. If there is still no change, consider using both chemical cleaners and paper towels. However, if nothing works, do not hesitate to seek professional help from professionals.