Carpet Cleaning TX

Removing Play-doh from Your Carpet

Children love anything that can be turned into something completely different. They can open a working toy, play with it, open it up, and transform it into something completely new and be left wondering why it doesn’t perform in the future. To make this thinking an affordable pastime parents frequently give their children play-doh. However, the thing they’ll regret afterward is the messy mess that results. Play-doh is able to stick to almost any surface and then not let go. This can be a nightmare for carpets because play-doh can get stuck quite quickly.

Because there aren’t many who can be able to afford wood flooring or substitute carpet after carpet. We turn at cleaning products and chemicals. Sometimes, it’s homemade remedies that can take the stain out. It’s a matter of elbow grease and, instead of creating an even bigger mess than what’s already present, we can utilize these tricks to accomplish the job.

Freeze and then clean

The first thing to keep in mind is not to begin scraping the mess off while it’s still soft, and not to make use of hot water to wash the mess. Allow it to dry and then harden, and it will become easier to clean. The same way you would chew gum.

Use an ice cube to put it on the affected play-doh. As cold as you can, and then begin scraping the ball towards the back. Scraping it away will make the mess spread. Scrape it in, then vacuum the area. Use cold soap and water, and then mop the area and scrape off the pieces and then vacuum it up again. The way to do this is so that the mess will not leave a stain.

Alcohol rubs

Another method to get rid of the mess is using ruby alcohol. Blot the area using a white cloth to track the play-doh. Make sure you apply the alcohol with care or else getting your carpet wet could damage the backing of the latex. The dough should be pushed toward one side, rather than making the cloth move in circles. This allows the dough to slide off to one side, instead of spreading.


This is an old trick. Mix a tiny amount of dishwashing soap in a little water. Blot the area, then scrape the dough with a gentle motion until it falls off. It could take a bit of time but it will do the job. Dab the area by using water from the tap, then spread paper towels over it and place some weights on top of it to let the towels soak up the water. So the water is absorbed and won’t leave a stain on the carpet.