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|11-06-2015, 06:07 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2014
Anyone have tips for getting paint out of carpeting?
So I am moving this weekend and I just discovered at some point a paintball must have fallen down behind my gear box and got squashed.
I have gotten paint on this carpeting before and it has come out but I have removed it immediately. So far I've tried hot water and some Shout and a little has come out but it is still mostly there.
Does anyone have any tips for getting it out? I am required to have the carpets steam cleaned after I move out, do you think that might get it out?
Thanks in advance!
|11-06-2015, 10:17 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Usually at my desk.
See if a local janitorial supply place rents the "Host" carpet cleaner. I used to sell and rent this stuff when I sold janitorial supplies.
It looks like wet sawdust; it's dry cleaning chemicals suspended in ground up corncob hulls. There's a machine you can rent, but if you just buy the smallest bag of Host that they sell you can use it with a stiff brush.
Pull a medium size handfull out, and dump it on the stain- grind in the Host material with your foot. Take your stiff brush ( a nail brush works great for this) and work it in. Let the materiel dry- takes about 15 minutes- and vacuum up.
A friend of mine dropped and broke a full 1/2 gallon of Jim Beam on my carpet, and I jammed down to work, brought the Host machine home, used generous amounts of the material- and you couldn't smell any booze the next day.
You can also use Brakekleen- since that's dry cleaning chemicals as well. Always test stuff like this in an inconspicuous spot first.
Paintball is not any better for all its "Technology"
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