How to get gloss paint out of carpet: say goodbye to stains

Roller and tray with pink paint spilt on cream carpet
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If you have spilt paint on your carpet you need to know how to get gloss paint out of carpet as quickly as possible. The longer you leave gloss paint the more difficult it will be to get rid of it. The paint will soak into the carpet and eventually penetrate the fibres. 

If you're painting a wall, ceiling or skirting boards, you want to stop and spring into action while any paint drops or spills are still wet. This will give you the best chance of a good clean. But don’t panic if you’ve got dried gloss paint lurking in your carpet. You can still get rid of it. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.