Paint stains in carpet

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Paint stains in carpet

Normally, water based paint stains in a carpet shouldn't be a problem. The paint in question is Behr Premium. I never had a problem with the regular Behr. My stick broke & the roller fell, to the floor. I only had the furniture covered with plastic. I couldn't remove the stain with soap & water nor turpentine. I have a Sure Klean which is made for masonry but I don't know if I should use it. What should I use to clean the carpet?

Edit: I called Behr technical support. What a waste of time!!! They had no recommendations at all.
 

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High heat and suction would be the only possibility, but I would say within a few hours of the paint getting on the carpet. :\
 
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Various sites are talking about hot water, vinegar, WD40, a steamer, dish liquid, etc....
 
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Denatured alcohol and products like 'goof off' 'oops' will dissolve dried latex paint but you need to make sure it won't harm the carpet so test a small area first.
 
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Ok thanks. Goof Off was also mentioned. Will ammonia help?
 
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Don't know for sure but kind of doubt it.
 
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Ok, thanks again. I post later with the results.

On a paint related note, have you ever used those 'new' gadgets to do the cuts? It's a flat square piece of plastic that holds a pad. The pad holds the paint & you just slide it where the ceiling meets the wall.
 
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2nd vote for denatured alcohol. I have it as a regular item on my truck. It comes in handy for many things, paint touch up is one of them.

Those gadgets will do nothing except take your money. Soon as you over dip in the paint bucket, you get paint all over the surface you don't want it to go on. Invest in a high end paint brush instead. Those cheap brushes are also a waste of money.
 
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IMO the only thing pads are good for is for applying stain/finish on flat wood .... and then lambswool only. Nothing better than a good brush! even with my years of experience I'd be hard put to do a decent job with a cheap brush.
 
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I always buy the best brushes that are tapered & angled. I knew a guy in Florida who would do the cuts with a 4" brush.
 
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Back when I was an apprentice we used 6" block brushes to cut in with. Before rollers became prevalent all the major brush work was done with 8" block brushes Not sure my elbows could withstand using anything bigger than a 4" brush today

While I like a sash brush for painting windows, I don't often use them for anything else .... but then I learned to paint windows using a little 3" brush [straight cut]
 
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Behr Premium is still latex/water-based paint. Solvents are not your best bet, and they tend to have strong odors. Lowe's and even the Depot carry Motsenbocker's Latex Paint Remover. In my experience, that stuff works much better than goof off or other solvents, but you will still have to agitate the carpet.
 
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I was able to remove 99% of the paint with HOT water & dish liquid. I added some vinegar along the way. I'll try Motsenbocker, if the owner isn't satisfied. I'll return the chemicals, if I don't use them.
 
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Moral of story is don't use a wooden broom stick as a paint roller extension. I have 3 different paint roller handles, all are made of metal. Although I feel for you, as I have a wonderful habit of breaking my rake handles every fall during leaf season.
 
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Moral of story is don't use a wooden broom stick as a paint roller extension.
You are 100% correct. I actually have two good poles, long & short.

Although I feel for you, as I have a wonderful habit of breaking my rake handles every fall during leaf season.
Thank God that I don't do landscaping. I despise it.
 
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One more thing. Today I used a 1" tapered & angled brush to correct some of the cuts. At one time, I used a 2 1/2" brush. Then I slowly decreased the size. I was thinking that maybe there should be a chart. For example:
Over 60 years old: Use a 1" brush
Between 50 & 60: 1 1/2"
Between 40 & 50: 2"
Something like that.
 
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