How to get hardened noise putty out of carpet
The makers of Noise Putty took the concept of silly putty and put a whole new spin on it. Flarp Noise Putty actually makes noises when manipulated the right way as air pockets become trapped and released. Good for kids and office gag gifts, Noise Putty isn't good for carpets.
If you find yourself with hardened Noise Putty clinging to your carpet, it's time to take action. With a few household items and a few minutes to spare, hardened Noise Putty can effectively be removed.
- The makers of Noise Putty took the concept of silly putty and put a whole new spin on it.
- If you find yourself with hardened Noise Putty clinging to your carpet, it's time to take action.
Scrape and chisel away hardened bits of putty with a butter knife or screwdriver until you have loosened as much as possible.
Vacuum up the bits of putty to remove them from the carpet.
Spray WD-40 onto the remaining putty. Only use enough to cover it and avoid over saturating the carpet as the residue could leave a stain behind.
Allow the WD-40 to remain on the stain for 10 minutes to soften the putty and loosen its grip on the carpet.
Scrape away more of the putty with a butter knife or screwdriver. Continue soaking and scraping until all of the bits of putty have been removed.
Dampen a clean cloth with rubbing alcohol and wipe the area with it to remove any residual stain.
- Spray WD-40 onto the remaining putty.
- Dampen a clean cloth with rubbing alcohol and wipe the area with it to remove any residual stain.
Rinse the area with a clean cloth dampened with warm water.
Place a fan nearby to help circulate air over the area so it will dry quickly.
- White vinegar is an effective substitute for rubbing alcohol.
Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.