Removing Any Remaining Silly Putty Using a Solvent
If the Silly Putty is not easily removing using dishwashing liquid, you may need to apply a solvent-based stain remover, such as Shout or Spray-N-Wash, to the stained carpet. The solvent in the stain remover helps to break down the polymers in the Silly Putty, making it easier to remove from the carpet.
- Spray the stain remover directly onto the Silly Putty.
- Allow to penetrate the Silly Putty and carpet for 15 minutes.
- Blot using a clean, white towel to lift the putty from the carpet. You may need to use your fingertips to pick the putty off the fibers.
- Repeat the process until the putty is removed.
Once the carpet is putty-free, rinse using the spray bottle of water and a clean, white towel to lot. Apply a thick layer of heavy towels over the damp carpet and weigh down using a plastic bag filled with books. Allow the towel and books to remain on the carpet until it is dry.
Getting Silly Putty out of carpet often takes a little bit of time and effort. The cleaning solutions may need to be applied repeatedly as the small pieces of putty work loose from the carpet fibers. The good news is that Silly Putty contains no dyes and will not affect the color of the carpet. Once the putty is removed, no stain will remain.