...you could paint your carpet? Neither did I!!! However, while I was painting the wall I happened to tip the HUGE pail of paint and lost, oh, let's say a few cups worth of paint on the drop cloth and, of course, the carpet. Totally freaked me out. I mean, the carpet is a mess, and the color was good, but Dh would no doubt notice... So I grabbed a couple of towels and got them soaking wet, then tried my best to mop it up. The goal was at least to keep it from getting stiff, which I managed to do. Now I'm thinking the spot looks better than the rest of the carpet. I'm starting to think I ought to paint the entire thing. But the technique of wetting the towels and mopping it up is daunting, so maybe I'll just leave the spot Still, good to know that if I ever have the energy, it can be done!