How to remove paint stains from carpet?

How to remove paint stains from carpet

When you’re decorating a room in your home, the last thing you want is a paint stain on your carpet. Even if you’ve protected the carpet with dust sheets, paint stains can always seep through. 

The experts at Carpet Bright UK have collected a step-by-step guide on how to remove the toughest paint stains. Remember to always test the below home remedies on an inconspicuous area before full application.

How to remove water-based paint stains from carpet?

  1. If the paint stain is still wet, simply blot the spot with a wet white towel  – never scrub the stain, just blot.
  2. If the paint stain is dry, use hot water and a little bit of washing up liquid. Let the solution dwell for a few minutes to help soften the paint.
  3. Once the paint is softened, use a butter knife or spoon to scrape the paint stain. Keep adding more solution as you scrape.
  4. If the paint is still not softening, consider using a handheld steamer whilst you scrape to eventually remove the paint stain from the carpet.

How to remove oil based stains from carpet?

  1. If the paint stain is dry, you’ll want to use a steamer to soften the stain.
  2. Apply steam directly to the stain.
  3. Simultaneously pick at the paint stain with a butter knife or spoon to try and break it up.
  4. Continue until the stain is removed, without damaging fibres.


Is that carpet paint stain still visible? For more advanced stain removal treatment call our experts on 0800 310 1900 or get a free quote here.

Always remember to test a stain removal technique on a section of your carpet that is not normally visible. These are suggested DIY treatments only and Carpet Bright UK can’t be held accountable for any damage sustained by this spot removal guide.