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How to Remove Paint Stain From Your Rug

There may be times when you’re remodeling your house and accidentally spill paint on your rug. Or maybe your children took it upon themselves to paint a portion of the carpet. Or your freshly painted chairs weren’t dry when you moved them back into your living room. Whatever the situation might be, there are proven ways to remove a paint stain from your rug. One way is WD-40. 

Remember, the best time to remove paint stain from a rug is while it is still wet, but there are times when you may not be able to get to it while it is wet. 

In both cases, These easy steps would guide you to get any paint stain out of your rug.

“Whatever the situation might be, there are ways to remove paint stain from carpet one being WD-40. The best time to remove paint stain from carpet is while it is still wet”

Equipment Needed

WD-40  │  Water  │  Razor blade  │  Terry Cloth  │  Mild dish detergent


  1. Use WD-40

    Before you begin using the WD-40 to remove the paint stain from the rug begin by using a razor blade to clean up any dried paint left over.

    After applying the WD-40 on the area to try and soften it and work the stain with a cloth and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Scrub the stained area

    Use your muscles and your clean cloth to scrub the area where you applied the WD-40.

    Now you have removed most part of the paint from your rug and you can use a little dishwashing liquid on the area to clean up any WD-40 that remains. 

  3. Air drying

    Let your air dry on both sides before setting it back down in its proper place. 

  4. And now you’ve got rid of the paint stain and your rug is all clean again! To prepare yourself for other stain incidents, don’t forget to visit our Stain Removal Guide!

Author: David Khazai
Author: David Khazai

David Khazai is a 5th-generation rug proficient and certified rug appraiser. As an omniscient author, he explores components and symbolism, making him an exceptional expert in the rug cleaning & repair industry

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