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How To Remove Silly Putty From Clothing

By Edited Dec 11, 2013 0 0

Remember when you were a kid and loved Silly Putty? You could never figure out why your Mom hated it so much, neither could I until I had kids of my own. Kids love Silly Putty, they loved it years ago and they love it today. Have your kids ever left Silly Putty on a chair and you sat in it? Or maybe your kids left their Silly Putty in their pocket all day and now the Silly Putty has sealed the pocket shut? Don't worry it's not permanent. Silly Putty can be removed from clothing with a surprising product, it was surprising to me anyway.

Remove as much of the Silly Putty as possible from the garment. Use your fingers to pick it off.

Stretch your clothing item over a flat surface and use a plastic spatula, butter knife or the edge of a credit card to scrape the Silly Putty off.

Spray remainder of the stuck Silly Putty with WD-40 (Yes! WD-40, you heard me!)

Allow the WD-40 to soak in for about 15 minutes or so.

Use your plastic spatula, butter knife or credit card to remove as much of the silly putty as you can.

Spray the remaining Silly Putty with WD-40 again.

Allow the WD-40 to soak in for another 10 to 15 minutes.

Place the garment over a sink and pour isopropyl alcohol over the lingering stain.

Use a clean, dry, white cloth to blot the area. Repeat if the stain remains. Use only a white cloth because any cloth that has dyes can transfer onto your clothing. Never rub stains, only blot. Rubbing can cause the stain to spread and you can push the stain deeper into the fibers of the fabric.

Flush well with plain water.

Apply a little hand soap to the area. Use a damp, white cloth to gently work it in. Begin at the outer edge and work towards the center of where the stain was. Use a hand soap that is free of dyes.

Rinse with plenty of cold water and wash as usual.


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