thread: Removing playdoh from carpet!

  1. #1
    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    Removing playdoh from carpet!

    DS has decided that playdoh belongs in carpet. Mucky driedup playdoh scrunched in really hard.

    Has anyone got any ideas, tried or not, about how to remove it?

  2. #2
    Add Rouge on Facebook

    Jun 2003

    I would say vaccum with the thin nozzle it should lift...well it has in the past for me, if it doesn't it must be in pretty good LOL maybe even use a hair dryer first to make sure its completely dry then comb it, otherwise you may need to steam clean!


  3. #3
    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    Cailin, we did vacuum, made NO difference even with a Kirby 2500watt vacuum which lifts the carpet up... it's REALLY scrunched in... I think he put it under his chair leg and then sat on the chair leg and wiggled...

    I'll definitely give the hairdryer a go... *wonders where she left hers...*

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Apr 2003
    Western Australia

    What about if you try something like a carpet cleaner (one that dries to a powder) or even try calling a carpet cleaning company?

    They might have some advice.

    Hope you get it out - what a bugger hey! ](*,)

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Outer Eastern Subs - Melb

    I would ice it to see if it firms up rather than use the hair dryer. Using the hair dryer I'd fear it would go all soft rather than dry out, and if it goes all soft it will be even harder to get out.

    Just googled it and got this...

    Remove as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.

    Apply isopropyl rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never us a circular motion to remove spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, go to the next step.

    Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dish washing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water; examples of safe detergents are Dawn? and Joy?.) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.

    Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.

    Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.

    If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no rinsing is necessary. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.
    Good luck Div.

  6. #6
    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    Blimey, looks like I've gotta get down on hands and knees and scrub! Thanks everyone!

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean

    Divvy don't wet it! Let it dry out and then use a table knife to scrape it off.
    We had fluro pink play doh on green carpet and after doing this you couldn't see a mark.