How to Remove Paint Stains From Berber Carpets

Despite your best efforts to prevent it, it's still possible to get some wet paint on your carpets when undertaking a painting project. Luckily, these stains are easier to remove from Berber carpets than other high-pile carpets because Berber carpets are dense and the thick paint is unlikely to soak deep into the carpet. Clean the pain stains as quickly as possible, as wet paint is easier to remove than dry paint, though this process will work to remove dry paint.

...
Use drop cloths to help prevent spilling paint on your Berber carpets.

Step 1

Blot up as much of the paint as possible with clean cloths. Do not rub the paint, as this might spread it further or soak it into the carpet. Skip this step if the paint is dry.

Step 2

Mix ¼ tsp. mild liquid dish soap with 1 cup warm water. Mild dish soap does not contain bleach.

Step 3

Blot the soapy solution onto the stain with a clean cloth. Work from the outside of the paint stain toward the inside of the stain. If your Berber carpets are looped, clean in the same direction as the carpet fibers.

Step 4

Mix 1 tbsp. ammonia with another cup of water if the stain is still visible.

Step 5

Blot the ammonia solution onto the stain until you've removed it.

Step 6

Blot nail polish remover into the stain if it is still visible and if the paint is oil based. While the above process will work on all types of paint, nail polish remover will not work to remove latex or water-based paint.

Step 7

Press a clean cloth over the formerly stained area until you've soaked up all of the cleaning solution.

Step 8

Mist the area with clear water from a spray bottle. This will help rinse out the cleaning solution.

Step 9

Press another clean cloth over the area to soak up the water.