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How to Remove Silly Putty from Blankets

The best way to remove Silly Putty from fabrics and blankets is to freeze the stuff. The putty is noted for its many forms and unusual characteristics. It can flow like liquid syrup and will puddle over time. It can also bounce, but it will crack if cooled sufficiently or given a sharp blow. That's why the best way to remove Silly Putty from fabric is to freeze it. Here's how:

  • Place the blanket into your deep freezer (or whatever type of freezer you have).
  • Allow it to sit inside overnight.
  • The next morning, remove the blanket to your kitchen table or floor and immediately crack the putty with a hammer. You'll then be able to peel the putty away from the fabric.
  • You may need to refreeze the fabric if there is a large amount of putty to remove.

If you're still having trouble removing the putty from the blanket or fabric, try dissolving it with Goo Gone or WD-40. Since Silly Putty will dissolve in a petroleum-based product, you can also use brake fluid.

Rubbing alcohol will also dissolve the putty. Hot water is not recommended for dissolving Silly Putty, however, since the hot water will simply melt the putty, forcing it to spread to other areas. When it cools, it will be more difficult to remove the putty, since it now encompasses a larger area.

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Comments for this tip:

Riley S.    29 Jul 2015, 11:01
Omg! i fell asleep with it to!And thanks for your help.
JJ    22 Jul 2015, 09:12
Jane Evaclear, I can relate! I did that with a big piece of chocolate, ages ago! It got a huge smear on the leg of my pants. I hope the Silly Putty comes out better for you than the chocolate did for me!
Ann W.    21 Jul 2015, 19:37
Never underestimate the power of cheap hairspray. The freezer thing did not work for me. But I sprayed the silly putty areawith the hairspray and gently rubbed it. The hairspray dissolved the silly putty. Is still left a stain but soaking it in Shout is helping to get the stain out.
Sarah Sehee    01 Jul 2015, 13:11
You can also use nail polish remover too.
jaden ogaz    10 Oct 2014, 22:30
I have the same problem I don't whant my mom seeing a blanket in the freezer
Madison Jennings    09 Sep 2014, 20:05
omg how do I secretly put a blanket in the freezer without my mother finding out?
lol I hav a problem on my hands
Jane Evaclear    13 Aug 2014, 12:04
Thank you so much i fell asleep with some silly putty and its all over my blanket hope this works

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