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How to get playdough out of carpet (3 easy methods)

Playdough is one of those things that always manages to find its way onto carpets. And while it’s not the end of the world, it can be a bit of a pain to get out. If you’ve ever tried to remove playdough from carpet before, you know that it can be tricky. But don’t worry – we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at three easy methods designed to get playdough out of carpet. 

How to get playdough out of carpet with vinegar

It happens to the best of us – our child is playing with playdough, and suddenly, we find a brightly-colored blob on the carpet. Before you reach for the panic button, take a deep breath and know that there are a few easy ways to get playdough out of your carpet. 

The first step is to remove as much of the playdough as possible – a spoon or butter knife can help with this. 

Once you’ve removed the bulk of the playdough, it’s time to focus on the stains. A mixture of vinegar and water can be used to treat light stains, while a stronger solution of Oxyclean or laundry detergent may be necessary for tougher spots. 

Once you have the mixture created, apply the solution to the stain and scrub gently with a brush before blotting dry. 

How to get playdough out of carpet with WD-40

As another option, you can remove playdough from carpet using WD-40. To do this, use a dull knife or spatula to scrape up as much of the playdough as possible. Next, spray a generous amount of WD-40 onto the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Afterwards, use a damp cloth to scrub the WD-40 into the playdough stain until it disappears. With this simple trick, you can easily remove playdough stains from your carpet — no matter how big or small they may be.

How to get playdough out of carpet with ice

If you don’t have WD-40 or vinegar handy, you can also try out some ice. 

To remove playdough using ice, place a bag of ice over the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. This will harden the playdough and make it easier to remove. Once the playdough is hardened, use a blunt object, like a spoon or butter knife, to scrape it off of the carpet. After you’re finished scraping off the playdough, vacuum up any remaining bits of playdough and you’re done! With this simple method, you’ll have your carpet looking good as new in no time.

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