Follow these steps to remove latex paint stains from fibers like acetate, burlap, carpet (synthetic or wool), fiberglass, rayon, silk, triacetate and wool:
- Once latex paint starts to dry, it begins to adhere to the fibers and may become permanent. Treat stain as soon after spill as possible.
- First, use a dull tool to gently lift off excess solid or caked-on stains. Next, use a dampened pad to sponge away the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent; apply light strokes, moving outward from the center of the stain.
- Apply a dry spotter to the area and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with dry spotter. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed.
- Change the pad as it picks up any stain. Keep both the pad and stain moist with dry spotter.
- Flush by applying stain remover to loosen staining material and residue from stain removers. Allow to dry.
- If any stain remains, sponge the area with water and apply a wet spotter and a few drops of ammonia. Do not use ammonia on silk or wool.
- Cover with an absorbent pad dampened with wet spotter. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed.
- Change the pad as it picks up the stain. Keep stain and pad moist with wet spotter and ammonia.
- Flush with water and repeat if necessary.
- Allow it to thoroughly dry. When treating carpets, be sure to blot excess liquid with a clean absorbent pad.