Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Remove Latex Paint from a Carpet

A new spill of latex paint is not something to worry about so much that to call in professionals. However, a dry stain of latex paint will be more difficult to remove but still not impossible. You should be able to get rid of latex paint stains quite easily on your own by following a few simple guidelines provided by cleaners Soho.

Start by using a clean, white cloth to gently absorb as much latex paint as you can. Use a cloth that is highly absorbent so you don't have to replace it after a few dabs over the stain. You can also use a sponge instead of a cloth to blot up the paint. After you have removed as much paint as possible with the initial blotting, slightly wet your absorbent material in cold water and continue dabbing at the affected area until no more paint is lifted from the carpet.
After you have finished blotting up the excess latex paint, make a mixture of 1 cup of lukewarm water and 1 teaspoon of dish-washing detergent. Use a mild detergent to avoid causing eventual damage to the carpet. Next, dip your sponge or cloth into the detergent solution and start blotting the stained area vigorously. Make sure to wring the excess moisture out of the sponge before dabbing the stain. Work on the affected area until the latex stain is completely removed.
If the above method proves ineffective, consider hiring professionals, such as carpet cleaning Soho, to get rid of the latex paint stain. You may need to use more comprehensive service, such as end of tenancy cleaning Soho, if you have just moved into a house, and found paint stains all over the house.


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