Get Stubborn Playdough Messes Out Of Your Carpet With A Handy Can Of WD-40

You may know how to give your rugs a deeper clean when they tend to get a little grimy. You might also know what mistakes to avoid when cleaning your carpet so that you don't end up ruining it. However, you might not be aware of how to get rid of certain things that might end up embedded in the shag. That includes getting stubborn playdough out of your carpet when a massive mess occurs. Fortunately, removing the sticky substance from your carpet doesn't have to be that hard if you have a little know-how and a bit of WD-40.

While you may have heard of WD-40, you might not realize exactly what it is and how it can help you. It happens to be a lubricant that can be purchased in a can and comes out in a spray form, which makes it simple to apply to easy and hard-to-reach places alike. It's also something that can be used on fabric to get rid of anything oily or, in this case, sticky. Since playdough fits the bill, you can grab some WD-40 and follow a few simple steps to solve this icky issue.

Follow these steps to get playdough out of your carpet with WD-40

When you stumble across playdough on your carpet, you don't have to get upset. You simply need to gather up some supplies and get to work. First, don't panic! Next, remove as much playdough as you can with your fingers. Gently pull it away and pick it off without mashing it further into the shag. Next, use some of the playdough you removed from the carpet to form a ball. Use that to stick to anything on the carpet and hopefully help you grab at it.

Once you've removed as much of the playdough as possible with the first two steps, it's time to let it dry. If you want to speed things up, you can blow on it or use a blow dryer. When the playdough has hardened, use an old toothbrush or brush to sweep off any pieces that will easily come away. If necessary, you can use a vacuum cleaner to suck up whatever is possible. Now comes the WD-40. Pop on a pair of gloves to protect yourself, and spray some WD-40 onto the playdough on your carpet. Use a dry cloth to scrub the area and get the remaining playdough out. Then, use a wet cloth to wipe away the WD-40. Wait until the spot dries before vacuuming again, and you should be left with a carpet free of playdough.