Stain Buster — Paint, Latex (Acrylic/Water-based)

Paint, latex

Fabric

Scrape off excess paint. Working from the back of the fabric, vigorously flush the stain under warm running water. Mix a solution of one part washing up liquid to one part warm water. Sponge the stain with the detergent solution then rinse. Sponge and rinse until no more paint is removed. If the stain remains, try blotting with nail polish remover (warning: do not use nail polish remover on fabrics containing acetate or triacetate as it will melt these fibres).

 

Upholstery

Scrape off excess paint. Mix a solution of one part washing up liquid to one part cool water. Sponge the stain with the detergent solution and then rinse. Carry on sponging and rinsing until no more paint is removed. If the stain remains, try blotting with nail polish remover

 

Carpet

Scrape off excess paint. Starting at the outer edge of the stain, apply acrylic paint and varnish remover (available at hardware and paint stores). Gently scrape away the paint as it softens. Repeat, using the remover sparingly, until you have removed as much paint as possible.

If any paint remains, work glycerin into the stain and let it soak for several hours. Sponge the stain with a mild solution of washing up liquid and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with a solution of one part white vinegar to 10 parts water and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Contain the stain

When using paint and varnish remover on carpets, avoid spreading the stain by working on individual tufts, carefully applying the remover and working it in so it doesn't spread to the surrounding tufts.

 

Don't let the paint dry

Treat paint stains as promptly as possible. Once the paint dries, the stain may be impossible to remove.

 

 

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