How do you get silly putty out of clothes?
Tammie from Edmonton Alberta Canada
----> To remove silly putty, use a bag of ice to freeze area (or put it in the freezer if item fits) Scrape with a credit card (or use a hammer)... Squirt on WD-40 to remove the rest, work it into putty, let sit then scrape the rest off with an old credit card. Now you have to remove the WD-40. Pour on shampoo (shampoo is made to remove grease from you hair, and that's what's in WD-40) Or use liquid laundry soap. Work it in with a tooth brush or rub it in & let sit about an hour, then laundry as usual.
----> IMPORTANT ... before putting clothes in dryer, first check to make sure any stains are gone, because the heat will set the stain!
----> The best all around stain remover (including mustard) is any brand of waterless cream hand cleaner (the kind mechanics use, like Goop brand) This is available at most Dollar Stores.
----> Another cool tip. To remove blood (even dried blood that's sat for weeks! and blood that's on colors) I use straight Ammonia (not the sudsy kind, just the least expensive brand you can buy) Hold your breath & open a window... then pour ammonia on stain, you can work it in with a toothbrush, but I just throw it in the washer, let sit for a bit then wash as usual. (do not add bleach to any load with ammonia!) You may need to do this several times if the blood has sat for many days. But you can usually see the blood disappearing right before your eyes, it's pretty cool! Ammonia also gets rid of blood on carpet and furniture too, but spot check first to test fabric & make sure you rinse well.
----> My favorite tip is this amazing little tid-bit: Peroxide will remove nearly anything organic from carpet (and clothing) including blood, It removes coffee & tea stains, food of most kinds, etc. Simply amazing stuff! (spot check carpet & furniture first) then pour a bit into the bottle cap, and pour this onto the stain (or put peroxide in a well marked spray bottle) and spray directly on spots, watch it fizz, leave set for a few minutes, especially if the food or drink has hardened. Blot with a WHITE towel or white rag, then if needed, spray peroxide again, wait, blot and do this repeatedly until the spot is gone. When I say peroxide works on organics, I mean it won't work for pen or kool-aid stains or other non-natural stains, but it should work for juice, coffee, blood and other natural biologic types. I just cleaned up an extremely badly stained carpet, and made it look just like new, using nothing but the Peroxide you buy in the first-aid isle at the grocery store. The spilled latte and other food and tea stains just fizzed right off, and no need to rinse either. Also another bonus: The peroxide doesn't leave a film to attract more dirt as soap products do! (08/26/2006)
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