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How to Remove Paint from Carpet and 6 Painting Ideas for Kids

Paint clean up will be a snap after reading these easy tips!

By: Moriah Meeks, Editor,
How to Remove Paint from Carpet and Painting Ideas for Kids
How to Remove Paint from Carpet and Painting Ideas for Kids
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While you cherish your little ones and their artistic abilities, their messy art projects can wreck havoc on the carpet in your home. You're in luck though because we've gathered these tips on How to Remove Paint from Carpet and 6 Painting Ideas for Kids. Everyone can win with these easy cleaning tips. The kids can still enjoy their painting crafts, and you won't have to spend an afternoon scrubbing the carpets clean. There are even painting crafts included below so that the kids can continue creating art while you won't be worried about a permanent stain on your living room floor.

It can be challenging to let the kids do art projects indoors, but when it's raining outside and the kids are bored, indoor crafts are a way to keep them occupied. With these easy tips to effortless paint clean up, you won't be so hesitant to let the kids do their paint projects. Besides, you won't want to miss out on their decorative crafts to hang on the fridge or in your office at work. We've compiled these tips for you to keep the kids' creativity alive but also keep your home looking spick-and-span.

Cleaning Paint and Painting Ideas

Paint Cleaning Tips

Don't fret over that blue paint spattered across your oriental living room rug. With these helpful tips for cleaning paint from carpet, you won't be able to notice there ever was a stain to begin with. The kids can still continue painting, and you won't have to worry about a big mess to clean afterward.

  1. Blot. Don't Scrub! Can you hear your mother's voice echoing at you from the past? Well, as always, mothers know best, and scrubbing at the paint stain will only drive the paint deeper into the rug or carpeting, which is exactly the opposite of what you want. Blot the stain gently like how you would apply make up to your face in the morning.

  2. Use a sponge instead of a rag. Sponges are easier to use when blotting because of their soft texture. You’re more likely to start scrubbing with a rag than with a sponge. Sponges are blotting-friendly.

  3. Keep hot water on hand. The hot water will soften dried paints and make it easier to lift the paint from the carpet fibers. 

  4. Let the solution set on the stain. By mixing detergent and hot water, you'll create a magical carpet removing solution that you won't believe you'd never thought of. Soak a sponge in the hot water/detergent solution and place the sponge over the carpet stain. The warm water and soap will soften the paint as well as clean the fibers of the carpet.

  5. Use a chisel or putty knife to lift paint from carpet. Once the hot water and soap has thoroughly soaked into the stained area, Take a flat metal tool like a chisel or putty knife to gently lift the paint from the carpet. Keep a paper towel nearby to wipe the paint you've collected on to.

Painting Ideas for Kids

Now that you're prepared for any messes, have the kids make these fun painting crafts. You may even be excited to try out those paint cleaing tips. We've selected for your children only a few of our large and growing list of painting craft ideas. You and the kids are both going to enjoy craft time from now on.

What are your secret cleaning tips for the home?

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