aaron • May 23, 2016 • Comments Off on How To Properly Clean Paint Spills
If you are painting around your home, there is always that chance of accidental paint spill. Whenever an accidental paint spill occurs, you need to know the best methods for cleaning it up properly, so that does not cause any permanent damage to the surface that it was spilled on. Here are some tips on how to clean latex paint spills off of different surfaces.
On the interior of most homes today, the most common surface is carpet. If you have an accidental paint spill on carpet, the first thing to do is to clean immediately up all of the excess paint utilizing a perfect, dry cloth. While expelling the excess paint, be mindful so as not to rub the paint into the carpet since this will just push it further into the carpet filaments. Rather spot the excess paint up so that you will not spread the spill further.
You mighty need to use two or three clean rags to remove all of the excess paint completely. Once you have cleaned up all of the excess paint, now use another clean rag and warm water to clean the remaining paint out of the carpet. Use the same method that you did previously and dabbed the wet rag onto the paint spill to keep the paint from spreading any longer.
If you have a paint spill on a wood floor, you should use a clean, dry cloth or paper towels and spot up the greater part of the excess paint as quickly as time permits. At that point, quickly get a can of warm water and consolidate it with a fluid cleanser and a mop up the remaining spill, being certain to attempt and contain the spilled paint to one zone.
If you are painting your home’s outside, the most well-known spot for a paint spill is on concrete, for example, a walkway or carport. On the off chance that this kind of spill happens, the main thing to do is attempt and contain the spill. To do this, you may a newspaper and place it around the perimeter of the spilled paint. Next, if you have any kitty litter available, put kitty litter over the spilled paint which will aid in soaking up the excess paint and also help in preventing the spilled paint from spreading any further.
Once allowing the kitty litter to sit on the paint spill for 10-15 minutes, clean up the feline litter in a holder and discard legitimately. Next, using a cloth, a basin of warm water soaked with a cleaning cleanser start to clean up the spill, working in little segments.
In the wake of doing this, you will presumably need to use a steel wire brush and a container of warm water and cleanser to evacuate the remaining paint stains.Once you have completely cleaned up all of the paint, you can now use your garden hose to clean off any remaining paint residue. If the spill is confirmed as water based paint, isn’t excessive, and looks manageable here are some tips on how to try and clean up the mess:
What you’ll need: a lot of paper towels and rags, water, a bucket, a trash bag, a few drops of dish detergent and a lot of patience.
1. Working from the outside in remove any excess paint through blotting with a moist rag or towel. Moving inward prevents spreading the paint further. IMPORTANT: Do not rub; blot. Change the towel or rag often.
2. Try and remove paint form carpet fibers by gently pulling up on the carpet. If necessary add a few drops of dish detergent.
3. When it seems the paint is removed, use warm water and a bit of mild detergent on the area.
4. NOTE: Carefully disposes of rags or towels used to clean up the paint in an easily accessible trash bag.
5. When you are sure almost all the paint has been removed you can use a carpet cleaner.
7. You can blow dry and see how it looks. It a stain remains you may need to call a professional carpet cleaner.
To prevent such spills always cover carpets when working no matter how careful you may think you are.