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How I can I get paint out of the Carpet?

(15 Posts)
Theknitwitch Fri 30-Jan-15 21:45:36

Thanks to my shabby attempt at decorating, we now have (quite a few) paint spots and one large unsightly mark.
Does anyone know any tricks?

PigletJohn Fri 30-Jan-15 21:55:25

Gloss or emulsion?

When did you drip it?

CremeEggThief Sat 31-Jan-15 13:48:42

I wish I knew! Not even a professional carpet cleaner was able to shift the drops of matt emulsion from my stairs and vestibule. To be fair, I got the carpet cleaner in a year after I'd painted.

PigletJohn Sat 31-Jan-15 14:02:42

meths will soften emulsion paint so you can comb or brush it out. If you mix it with WUL it evaporates slower, but you will need a carpet shampooer to suck away the WUL.

CremeEggThief Sat 31-Jan-15 16:05:04

Thanks piglet, I will give it a try.

Theknitwitch Sat 31-Jan-15 20:46:21

Thanks for the responses. It's gloss paint on the stairs from a couple of days ago.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 31-Jan-15 20:50:19

White spirit will do it (I'm clumsy with a roller...)

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 31-Jan-15 20:50:58

Ah,gloss will be a pain!

gamerchick Sat 31-Jan-15 20:54:40

Normal gloss or water based?

Gloss is hard as nails man.

fiestabelle1 Sat 31-Jan-15 21:01:07

Try a magic eraser, worked on spilt nail polish which is similar to gloss.

Theknitwitch Sat 31-Jan-15 21:25:24

Thanks everyone. Really appreciate the help. smile
Will give these a try.

Muddledupme Sun 01-Feb-15 21:55:39

I had the same problem this week and in desperation sprayed mr muscle kitchen spray. It came off also worked on everything else that was hit by the teenagers attempt at painting. Shame I had spent six hours with a Stanley knife blade carefully scraping it first.

RoganJosh Sun 01-Feb-15 21:57:45

I've found gloss comes out easily with white spirit.

Theknitwitch Sun 01-Feb-15 22:02:43

Thanks Muddledupme and RoganJosh.
Grateful for your replies. Will try almost anything now smile

EauPea Fri 06-Feb-15 13:27:46

Very fine sandpaper, fairly gentle rub is all it takes.

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