Saturday, May 02, 2009

How to Remove Silly Putty from the Carpet

I found silly putty in the carpet in Becca's room. Not just this one spot either but several. Damn that Easter Bunny for bringing them Silly Putty! I went online hoping for some magical way to get it out and I found one!

So here is one of the dreaded spots, and yes, it bears a striking resemblance to cat vomit:



Now you simply take some hand sanitizer and rub it into the spot and it magically dissolves the silly putty and leaves no stain! Now I imagine it was the alcohol in the hand sanitizer that removed it, so I think that straight alcohol would work too, though I do not know if it would damage the coloring of the rug so test a spot first. I guess I should have even done a test spot with the hand sanitizer but I was thinking, what the hell, it really couldn't look worse.


It's disappearing.....



And gone!



SSSHHH... Don't tell the kids but this was actually kinda fun and I didn't mind that there were three spots to clean up!

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Mom/gram said...

I wonder if it will work on cat vomit.You know Tammy's fur balls.Think I will try it next time.

Anonymous said...

WOW thanks for the tip I will have to try it, I have some glitter lava ( slime) that is on Kailtyns carpet and I always end up with cat vomit on my bedroom carpet! UGH!
TS

Peggy said...

Hand sanitizer didn't work for me... but I only had "moisturizing" kind on hand... maybe the aloe got in the way :[ I'll try rubbing alcohol next.

jennik7 said...

I tried it on glitter lava and it worked!!! Thank you thank you.

Joe Walston said...

My wife had the same problem before in our daughter's room. We didn't know that hand sanitizers can remove it before, so we actually called up a carpet cleaning (Hiram, GA) company to clean the carpet.

Thanks for sharing this tip. This will be sort of a first aid if anything like this will happen again.