DIY Cleaning Putty

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May 3, 2018

DIY Cleaning Putty - homemade cleaning puttyThis is an awesome homemade putty that will help you clean hard-to-clean areas just by rolling it around in them. Try it on things like mini vents, small ridges in furniture, and many other tight spots. It just takes a handful of items you might already have at home. I couldn't believe how many little crumbs and bits of nastiness I was able to remove by rubbing this putty around the house!


This stuff can also just be used to play with as it doesn't break apart or disintegrate. Its consistency is a cross between putty and slime.

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 ounces white glue (like Elmer's)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • contact lens solution
DIY Cleaning Putty - supplies


  1. In a bowl, add glue, water, and baking soda. Stir well.
  2. DIY Cleaning Putty - combine ingredients in a bowl, except contact solution
  3. Add a small amount of contact solution and mix.
  4. DIY Cleaning Putty - add contact solution and mix
  5. Keep adding contact lens solution, while stirring, until putty comes together.
  6. DIY Cleaning Putty - keep adding a little contact solution and mixing to attain a putty consistency

  7. When you can lift up all the bits from the bowl and it's one piece, it's almost ready.
  8. DIY Cleaning Putty - when it can be lifted out in one piece it is almost ready
  9. Knead it a bit, then it's ready to use in hard-to-clean spaces.
  10. DIY Cleaning Putty - knead a bit
  11. I use it in little ridges behind my keyboards, mini vents, and deep edges in furniture.
  12. DIY Cleaning Putty - it is ready to use on a keyboard....
    DIY Cleaning Putty - a fan grill or whatever
  13. You can see what it was able to pick up. Ew! :)
  14. DIY Cleaning Putty - putty with bits of gunk that it picked up

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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

Any particular kind of contact lens solution? Is it just needed for the preservative?

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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

As long as it has boric acid, which most of them do, it will work. It keeps the bond in this putty's chemistry. Renu brand is a good one as it's got it in there, and it's cheap!

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May 17, 20181 found this helpful

We used your direction to make some and it's great! Used on our exercise machine pedals. Thank you.

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