Well, I didn't see that coming...
October 2, 2011 8:47 PM Subscribe
What do I do about spilled paint on the carpet. Well beyond "oops," much more "omgomgomg."
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated to home & garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I spilled paint on the carpet today. We seem to have managed what spilled on tile, and what splashed on the door. And we will have to repaint a section of the wall, which is no problem. But the carpet is a problem: a 4ft x 6ft patch is pretty blue now.
We live in a rental, so we're not terribly interested in re-carpeting the entire apartment. But we'd also like the place to be livable for the next year (and not have to stare at my mistake every day), and would hopefully get some portion of the deposit back.
I'm woefully ignorant here. Is it possible to clean this once the paint dries? We've given up for the night, but I'm going to be devoted to fixing this for a while. Barring that, is it possible to replace this size section of carpet? How do we find a carpet fragment the same make, model, and color of the carpet in our apartment? If I ask the management company, will they tell me the type without giving me a black mark on my deposit?
Please help! I'm happy to pay a professional to fix my mistake, but don't really know if that's necessary, or who to call, or what to ask once I'm on the phone.
If it is helpful, we're in Boston, and it's blue valspar interior matte paint.