Paint spills on the carpet are easier to remedy than you may realize. If you catch the paint mishap while it’s still wet, you can blot it up with a wet paper towel—don't rub, as you'll end up grinding the liquid further into the fibers. Continue to blot until all the paint comes up. If the paint has dried, pour a small amount of hot water mixed with dish detergent onto the area. Allow the solution to sit until the paint is softened, then gently scrape the chips out of the fibers with a table knife.