How to simply Get Silly Putty Out of Fabric
Silly Putty is an extremely annoying greasy material made out of synthetic rubber patented as a Children’s toy by General Electric. Getting Silly Putty out of clothes is extremely challenging as it sticks to cloth like glue and does not let go. Even if it does, there is a high chance that Silly Putty Stains will remain.
This article will talk about simple ways you can remove Silly Putty Stains and the material itself out of any piece of fabric, which is usually shirts and jeans.
Use White Vinegar:White Vinegar is available in most homes. It is used to remove different kinds of stains from cloth and carpet. This time, we will use it to remove Silly Putty Stains from Clothes. The process is quite straightforward. You need to have white vinegar and water mixed in a 2: 1 consistency. You can use a simple cloth and dampen the affected area lightly with the solution. You should be able to scrape the synthetic goo away until all of it goes away. If you are worried about the silly putty odor, you can use perfume or any baking soda to remove the stench.
Use WD-40:WD-40 is generally the best decomposer you can find on a supermarket or hardware store shelf. It is an excellent abrasive and can remove even the toughest stains. It is not so different for Putty Stains on Clothes as well. Remember to use WD-40 in an open area as it has quite a strong smell and is flammable. When you’ve understood the precautions, lightly spray the WD-40 on the affected area and then scrape the goo off with a knife. It should peel off quite easily.
Use Hand-Sanitizer:Hand-Sanitizers are surprisingly the strongest concentrates when it comes to removing Putty Stains on Clothes. They are extremely strong and, thankfully, do not leave an odor. Their strong nature is mainly due to the fact that they have 65% ethanol mixed in them. This gives them the strong abrasive nature that is perfect for removing the goo off. Do remember that hand-sanitizers are not purely ethanol. So, they might end up staining your fabric. You should not let them sit for too long and should always be very vigilant in putting them on fabric as they might leave a permanent stain in some extreme cases.
Use Vodka:Vodka is, of course, pure alcohol, and it does not leave a stain on your fabric no matter how long the silly putty stayed onto the fabric. You might probably face an issue because Vodka is generally more expensive, and you can probably manage to remove the Putty stain from your clothes with the cheaper options mentioned above.
However, whatever method you choose, always scrape the remaining goo off with a knife, or else the stain might become permanent if you do not cater to it properly.