No matter how well you've secured the area, it is still possible a paint stain to occur on your carpet when tackling a paint project. Fortunately, unlike other high-pile carpets, Berber carpets are easier to clean because of their dense fibers that can prevent the thick paint from soaking deep into the carpet. It is advisable to take care of the paint stain as soon as possible, as wet paint is much easier to remove than dry paint.
- Skip this step if the paint is dry; otherwise, use a clean cloth to blot up as much of the paint as you can. Carpet cleaning Holborn doesn't recommend rubbing the stain as this can cause further spreading of the paint onto the carpet.
- Blot a mixture of 1 cup warm water and ¼ teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap onto the paint stain using a clean cloth. Use a dish soap that doesn't contain bleach. Blot the stain starting from the outside of the stained area towards its centre. Work in the same direction as the carpet fibers.
- If the stain is still visible, blot the stain with a solution of 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of ammonia.
- Soak up all of the cleaning solution from the carpet by pressing a clean cloth against the treated area.
- Pour some plain water onto the area to help rinse out the cleaning solution, then continue blotting until the carpet is almost completely dry.
Carpet cleaning Holborn advises always to test your cleaning solution on a small, hidden area of the carpet to make sure it won't damage the texture of your Berber carpet.