Removing Silly Putty from Upholstered Furniture

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Many kids enjoy playing with Silly Putty, but most parents do not enjoy removing it from their furniture. This is a page about removing Silly Putty from upholstered furniture.


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Someone got Silly Putty on the family couch and it won't come off. Everybody says to use some type of grease thing or rubbing alcohol, which I can't go to the store today to buy. Any other ways?


August 7, 20170 found this helpful

I would scrape off as much as possible with a butter knife and use an ice cube to freeze the rest and keep scraping it off.

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August 7, 20170 found this helpful

This information is from the Crayola web site. Be VERY sure to test any solution in an inconspicuous place before using on a spot.


Scrape off as much putty as possible. Use ice cubes to chill the putty making it easier to scrape away. Saturate a cotton ball with nail polish remover and blot the stained area. Repeat as needed. Rubbing alcohol is a good substitute for nail polish remover.

Most of recommendations will be to use WD-40 or Goo Gone and clean it up with rubbing alcohol and white vinegar so it would be best to have everything you need before you begin.
Some say you can take the silly putty and rub it against the silly putty on the couch and it will take some of it away. Try an ice cube and then scrape it away. Wipe with clean water.
Be careful to test on unseen places first.

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August 7, 20170 found this helpful

You can try icing the area, using a blunt knife or some sort of scraper slowly scrape the putty, and use rubbing alcohol - repeat until its gone.



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August 7, 20170 found this helpful

I have gotten something similar out of mine with goo gone, let it dry, then cleaned it with upholstery cleaner

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August 7, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you so much, this is working quite a lot!

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August 14, 20170 found this helpful

Ice cube will turn it hard and should allow it to be peeled off

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August 18, 20170 found this helpful

Peanut butter removes goop from lots of things. Just spread a bit of peanut butter on the area. Let sit for a bit before scrubbing off.

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February 2, 2010

How do I remove Silly Putty from upholstered furniture? Thank you for the information.

A Nobell

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February 2, 2010

How do you get Silly Putty out of couch fabric?

By jackie

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December 21, 2009

Does anyone know what works to remove Silly Putty from fabric chairs? One chair is covered with corded fabric (similar to corduroy), and the other is a woven blend sort of resembling velour.


By Lynn from Central WA


Silly Putty on Upholstered Chairs

I haven't had this experience, but I was thinking that maybe you could put ice on it and wait till it freezes and then pick it off. Otherwise, I'd email Silly Putty company and ask them. I'm sure they get all kinds of problems like yours. Google Silly Putty and you'll come up with the manufacturer. Good luck. (03/26/2009)

By metroplex

Silly Putty on Upholstered Chairs

This sounds like it may be a job for Goo Gone. Just follow the directions on the bottle. You can get it at some dollar stores and a lot of other places. (03/27/2009)

By Paulette Gulakowski

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