How to Remove Acrylic Paint from Carpet & Upholstery. NOTE: If you have oil paint, the alcohol will not work but the brush cleaner and restorer will dissolve it. Most likely mineral spirits will as well but it has more of an odor to it and is flammable, so you will need to wash the area thoroughly with soap and water several times to remove all traces.
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rubbing alcohol (I used 70% isopropyl alcohol here)
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1. First, test your cleaning solvent on an area that cannot be seen to make sure the fibers and dyes of your carpet will not be harmed.
2. Saturate the stain with your solvent of choice (Alcohol or Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner)
3. Allow to soak in for about 5 minutes.
4. Using butter knife or palette knife scrape dried paint off the dried paint.
5. Rub and pat with your cleaning rag to remove loosened paint.
6. Keep repeating steps 2 - 5 until all paint is moved.
7. Mop up excess solvent with clean rag.
You may need to shampoo the carpet afterwards. I have not found this to be necessary as I have never had a residue remain.
Beware of staining colors! Some pigments absorb more readily into fibers rather than sitting on top of them. Trying to clean them MAY make a bigger stain. Some common staining colors are:
All the phthalocyanine pigments (phthalo blue, phthalo green, etc.)
Blacks (Mars Black, Ivory Black, Carbon black, etc.)
Quinacridone colors (my vintage western shirt STILL has some quinacridone crimson on it from years ago!)
How to remove dried acrylic paint from carpet & upholstery fabric.
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