Painting my walls sounded like a great idea, until I spilled all over the carpet. I was freaking out!!! I knew you couldn't take paint off carpet. Or so I thought. I couldn't afford a new carpet. so I decided to call a carpet cleaning company. I found this one and called right away I had told them what happened and they asked me one question which saved me. "is it water based" I checked and it was. good news they were able to clean it all up. thanks a lot for your experience.