Materials Needed


Salt, Vanish carpet cleaner, vacuum




  1. Pour salt on the carpet where the stain is.  The salt will soak up the wine.
  2. Once dry, use Vanish carpet cleaner on the area. 
  3. The salt can be vacuumed up after everything is dry.
Published in Carpet
Monday, 07 April 2008 18:56

How To Remove Paint From Carpet



Removing paint from carpet can be easy or very difficult depending on the amount of time that has elapsed since the paint was spilled. 


Removing Latex Paint From Carpet


  • If you spilled a large amount of paint on the carpet, generously apply water to the carpet and use a Rug Doctor or other steam cleaning machine to suck up the water and paint.  Keep going over the carpet and applying water until the stain is gone. 


  • If there is only a small spot or stain on the carpet, try a commercial remove such as Goof Off.  Always apply the Goof Off to a towel first and try to loosen the paint from the carpet.  Pouring Goof Off or other cleaners directly on the stain may result in bleaching of the carpet.


Removing Oil Based Paint From Carpet


  • If a large amount of oil-based paint has been spilled, contact a carpet cleaning company and find out what the best course of action is.


  • If it is a small amount you can try loosening the stain by using paint thinner.  Apply the paint thinner to a cloth and use your fingers to rub the carpet back and forth with the rag. 
Published in Carpet
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:18

How To Remove Popcorn Ceiling Texture



Ready to remove that old-fashioned textured ceiling?  It is easy if you follow the steps listed below.


Warning: If you did not install the textured ceiling, make sure you test the surface for abestos and lead paint.  Scraping lead paint and abestos is very harmful to your health and could result in brain damage or lead posioning. 


Materials Needed


Drop cloth, garden sprayer, painters hat, safety glasses, scraper or putty knife


Steps To Remove A Textured Ceiling


  1. Mask off walls and flooring with rosin paper or visqueen
  2. Fill a pump-up garden sprayer with water and lightly mist the ceiling with water.  This will loosen the texture and make it easier to remove.
  3. Wait about 10 minutes then start to remove the texture with a scraper or putty knfe.  Becareful not to gouge into the ceiling, as it will result in more repairs later.
  4. Wash down the ceiling with TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) after you have removed all of the texture.  This will prepare the surface to be repaired with spackling or painted. 
Published in Painting