Urgent help to clean or replace carpet

Posted by Susan W.


Artarmon, New South Wales, Australia

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Tuesday, 5th Sep 2017
I accidentally spilt a lot of water based paint down a carpeted stairwell yesterday and now need to decide the best option forward - if it's cleanable then clean, else replace it.

Please refer to the picture. Let me know if you think it's cleanable and your quote for cleaning. Or if you're a licensed carpet installer and available to help me source the carpet and start work straight away, please provide your quote too. I will provide the measurements soon.

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Hi Susan looks like it can be steam cleaned
You can then decide if you want to replace it after that's done

I can come over asap to assess this
Susan W.poster
Thanks Fan, i only saw this now. Are you still able to come and have a look? Any idea how much it might cost?
Yes the best thing is to come and assess it before a quote or doing the task
Hi Susan, I did the same last night with semi gloss water based. Pour loads of water on it to thin it down and then I used my pet carpet cleaner to get the rest up. It was a full tin. This is the result so far. Not offering to do it as I lie this week but was just to give you peace of mind that it is salvagable when water based. Good luck
Move not lie haha!
It took me two hours though so may be cheaper to replace
Susan W.poster
Thank you Karen... it happened yesterday so it might be somewhat dried already. I put some metho spirit this morning but looks like a lot of work is required to get it out
Nothing will clean that. Removal straight away no other option
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