How To Clean Acrylic Paint Off Carpet

Everyone is aware that the initial repair of the application is the easiest way to protect a certain type of property. The apartment or house is completely empty and there is nothing to try to prevent damage – furniture, carpets and other things. However, refreshing the home in a few years is inevitable. Applying as few strokes as possible involves a layer or two of paint, moving some items and appliances, or buying new ones. To do this, you need to prepare your valuable home – take out as much stuff as possible from the rooms to be plastered, and close the remaining (more massive) well with what you have on hand. 

How to successfully clean acrylic paint from carpet?

Step 1: Pick as much from the floor


  • Scrape the paint as fast as possible before it dries – grab a knife with a blunt blade, spatula or spoon. Start carefully picking the paint by working from the end to the middle of the stain. Wipe the tool with a clean cloth and continue until the spoon paint stops coming out, for example
  • Try to clean well-dried paint – you can brush a little with a soft toothbrush. An important condition is to move horizontally along the fibers, as otherwise, the paint will enter deep. Dry edges can be trimmed with scissors, but very carefully. You need to apply a good vacuum to remove any removed particles that are on the surface. If you cannot eliminate paint well, spray with WD-40 on the dry stain. In about half an hour, the paint will soften and make it easier to remove.
  • Soak the stain carefully – use clean towels. It is most advisable to have a paper or a napkin (white) or an absorbent cloth. Start gently from the end of the stain and do not rub, but just drink as much as possible


Step 2: Prepare homemade soapy water and vinegar


  • Mix soapy solution – make the amount you need. The dose is for each glass of water (warm) 1 tsp. liquid soap. Place solution in a bucket or in a spray bottle
  • Start with the application of the preparation on the spot –  it is best to spray thoroughly and evenly pollution. However, if you do not have this option, you can soak the sponge in the solution. Squeeze it a little and apply directly on the stain of the paint. You can also use a soft brush for gentle circular motion. In parallel, use an absorbent cloth to soak up the removed dirt.
  • Pass the area with vinegar solution – the recipe includes 1 glass of white vinegar for every ten parts of water, ie. in a ratio of 1:10 vinegar and water. Again moisten a clean sponge (or previous but upright) and spread the solution over the stain. Soak with a clean cloth. Finally, rinse with only sponge and cold water and dry again


Step 3: Soak the stain with alcohol and glycerin


  • Apply hard alcohol – Wipe a clean cloth with the alcohol of your choice. Apply on the stain and rub, but gently, then apply a vacuum.
  • Put glycerin on the stain – the procedure is the same as for alcohol. Use clean, dry cloths to immerse in glycerin. Glycerin is the next step in successfully removing paint stains, so it should be almost imperceptible now. Allow to act on the floor for a few hours.
  • Pass the last with acetone solution and liquid soap – use mild soap. Lubricate the area precisely. then apply a vacuum and, if possible, a steam cleaner


Step 4: Apply acetone and a suitable detergent


  • Test the effect of the detergent on the carpet – you can try it with acetone or with a nail polish remover. After pouring a little over some of the final stretch, let it sit for a few minutes to see what reactions are created. It is not excluded that it can cause serious damage to the treated area of ​​your carpet – some dyes are highly sensitive to chemical agents
  • Remove the acetone paint – Take a clean white cloth and moisten it with acetone. Moisten the stain to loosen dirt and remove it to the surface. Then swab with a clean cloth, swapping at each end. If the whole is dirty but the paint is still coming out, replace it with another clean one. Continue with the same action until you have a satisfactory effect. It is recommended to be equipped with gloves and mask, and there is good air circulation in the room, because acetone has a strong and pungent odor


    • treated area with detergent and a soft toothbrush – first, spray the stain, then start acting with the brush in a circular motion. On the carpet to be formed a foam, which was allowed to act on the pollution around at least 5-10 minutes


  • for final sanitation carpet steam cleaner – if you do not have one, you can rent. The best option is to hire a professional company because they are experts in the field and will do brilliantly. If you decide to do it yourself, then follow the instructions for using the steam cleaner


Tips for cleaning acrylic paint from the carpet


  • Be quick and do not let the stain dry – the later you notice the stain and try to fight it, the more it is more detrimental to the carpet. This is due to the fact that acrylic paint is water-based and in its composition has acrylic copolymers and resins which are rapidly hardened and water-resistant
  • Movement in combat patches of acrylic paints is mainly absorption and circular movements
  • aim at removing paint is not rubbed, but rather soaked
  • Be careful with scraping residues – sharper objects can cause serious damage to the carpet
  • Do not wet the pad excessively – do not pour any cleaners, acetone or any other cleaning agent directly remedy. Use a sponge, rags, etc.
  • Apply different methods and repeat some for perfect results
  • Wear protective goggles, mask and gloves in contact with various chemical elements
  • Always test area of the carpet
  • Wait for carpet to dry before stepping on it