How to Remove Spilled Paint When Cleaning the House

2467 101413 gs2467Removing spilled or sprayed paint while cleaning the house is one of the most frustrating experiences ever! If the paint is still fresh, it is marginally easy to clean off. However, if it has dried, then you have to go through a lot of trouble to clean it. There are multiple ways to go about cleaning paint off different surfaces. The cleaning method depends on the type of surface from which the paint has to be removed.

Below are a few suggestions to remove spilled or sprayed paint from tiles, concrete and carpets.

Removing Paint from Tiled Surfaces

Removing paint from tiles is an easy affair since the surface is pretty smooth. All you need is a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a few dry paper towels. Let the rubbing alcohol sit on the painted area for a few seconds, and then scrub it off with a paper towel. Repeat the process a couple of time to get a shiny tile that's as good as new.

Removing Paint from Concrete

Concrete’s surface is a bit rough. Hence, removing paint from it requires some effort. You need paper towels (or old towels), hot steaming water in a bucket, dish soap, a garden hose and rubber gloves. Pour the hot steaming water over the paint and scrub it off with a towel which has been soaked in dish soap. You should see the paint coming off the surface. Use the garden hose to force the paint completely off the concrete. You might have to repeat the process a couple of times to get the concrete clean.

Removing Paint From Carpet

Removing paint from carpet is similar to removing it from concrete, except here you use a fine brush (or toothbrush) to scrub the paint off the carpet. Also, it’s recommended to use warm water instead of hot water. It might take some time to get the paint completely off the carpet’s surface. You'll have to be a bit patient.

If you aren’t able to remove the paint, despite trying all the methods listed above, then you need to call in professionals, like The Maids of North Andover, to do the cleaning.