Keep Your Child’s Artwork on Paper, Not Your Carpet

Oct 31, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal


There’s nothing quite like the creativity of a child. Their artwork is special and should be praised and encouraged! But what happens when it makes contact with your carpet? 

First, you don’t have to stress with Chem-Dry carpet stain removal in Olympia. Here are a few tips from our team that can help protect your carpets without limiting your child’s freedom to explore and be creative. 

Treating Wet Paint On Carpet

How to best treat the stain will vary depending on exactly what was spilled. You may be surprised to know that paint is actually easier to remove from carpet than other substances. 

First, remember not to vigorously scrub the stain. This can actually push the stain deeper into the carpet fibers and make it even more difficult to get rid of. Instead, lightly lay a paper towel over the stain and let it absorb as much as possible. Repeat the process until most of the liquid is gone. 

The next step might surprise you too—let the paint dry overnight. Once the paint dries, try the following suggestions: 

Tips To Remove Dry Paint From Carpet


  • Use a rag to deeply scrub the stain. Once the paint is dry, a vigorous scrub should make it break off in pieces instead of forcing it deeper into the fibers. Afterwards, vacuum any remaining paint.


  • Taking care not to damage the carpet fibers, use a sharp razor blade or knife to pick away the chunks of dried paint.


  • Lightly wet a small brush or towel with nail polish remover. Lightly dab the dried paint and repeat the process until the stain fades. Once finished. Go over your carpet with a damp rag, let it dry, then vacuum. 


  • Use WD-40 as a solvent to break down the stain. Spray the area, let it sit for about a half hour, then gently dab it with a soft rag. Lightly rinse the area, then vacuum any remaining pieces of paint. 


  • After any of the above methods, it’s important to have your carpets professionally cleaned to remove the stain entirely and for good.


Carpet Stain Removal In Olympia 

Green Leaf Chem-Dry offers home cleaning solutions that are safe for your household and tough on stains. 

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