How to Clean Spray Paint Out of Carpet

It can be disheartening to realize that your carpet has a paint stain on it. If one of your projects involves spray paint and some of it ends up on the carpet, a method is available to clean it. This technique has proven to be effective in removing the latex and lacquer paints that are usually found in spray paint cans.

Step 1

Remove as much of the paint as possible from a fresh stain by blotting it with a paper towel.

Step 2

Apply some rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth. Blot the stain, continuing until the stain is gone or until no more paint is picked up on the cloth. Do not scrub back and forth; blot and rub in one direction at a time.

Step 3

Place several layers of paper towels over the area just cleaned, set a brick on them, and let it sit for a few minutes. The towel will soak up any paint that may be wicking up from the backing. Repeat this process until the towels are no longer absorbing anything.

Step 4

Remove the brick and paper towels and allow the carpet to air dry.