This video shows you some good and bad things about removing latex paint from carpet. Let start by saying unless you are a professional carpet cleaner or installer you should not be using plyers or scissors on your carpet. As a professional carpet cleaner in Tampa FL I would never recommend cutting or using plyers on your carpet. Please hire a professional carpet cleaner before it gets to that point. Removing latex paint from carpet is completely within your grasp. Time is of the essence. Remove as much paint as possible while it’s wet. Don’t push down on the paint or it will get in the carpet backing and your carpet will be irreparably damaged. Tamp lightly with a white dry towel. The video is correct, don’t rub it will smear the paint and make it worse. Next apply warm water and some dish soap to remove as much paint as possible. Next rinse the spot with cold water and tamp dry with another towel. Repeat these steps several times if necessary.
I would recommend that you stay away from paint thinner or glycerin as carpet cleaners as they will most likely damage your carpet. If your stain is still there call a professional carpet cleaner for help. Chem-Dry of Tampa specializes in removing latex paint from carpet without damaging it in the process.