How to Remove Oil Paint from Carpets and Upholstery
Published on Saturday, 19 September 2009
At first, oil paint stains may seem impossible to remove. However, there is a way to actually get it out of your carpets and upholstery.
One thing you should know though is that oil paint and water do not go well together so this rules out the use of water in this task. Like removing other stains, you cannot rub oil paint either. This would only worsen the stain as this would push the stain down to the carpet fabric. It's also best to try to remove oil paint immediately.
Get a couple of absorbent paper towels. Blot as much oil paint as you can. Do it gently in order not to make the stain seep into the carpet well. If this happens it would be so much more difficult to remove it then.
After absorbing as much oil paint, get several white rags. Apply a little paint thinner or turpentine and start blotting the area again. Repeat the same process until the stain is completely gone. After this, you can now clean the carpet or the upholstery using a quality commercial cleaner. Just let it dry and vacuum it afterwards.
Odor would remain though. So you would need to neutralize this using a small amount of baking soda. Just let it sit there for about an hour and vacuum it thoroughly afterwards. Spray some odor neutralizer on the area as well until the odor is completely off. More news