Do-It-Yourself Procedure for Removing Oil-Based Paint, Varnish from Carpet:

  1. If wet, blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
  2. If dry, scrape up residue.
  3. Blot with an Acetone-based nail polish remover.
  4. Blot with odorless mineral spirits or alcohol on a white towel.
  5. Do not pour solvents directly on the carpet or you will destroy the latex glue holding the primary and secondary backing together.
  6. Blot with a solution of 1/4 of a cup of liquid HAND dish washing detergent per cup of lukewarm water.
  7. Blot with a solution of 2 tablespoons of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of water.
  8. Blot with lukewarm water with a white towel.
  9. Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
  10. Apply a one-half inch layer of WHITE (no printing) paper towels to the affected area and weight down with a flat heavy object and remove the next day.
  11. If unsuccessful:
    • Call the Bane-Clene locator service at 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!) for a professional in your zip code area.
    • Or use our Find a Cleaner function to locate a cleaner in your area.

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