How to Remove Silly Putty From a Fleece Blanket

When Silly Putty appeared during World War II, people used it to help with caulking and to mold machinery. After the war, Americans found a new use for stuff–as a pliable toy for children. Unfortunately, children put the putty in some strange places, including electronic equipment and even the refrigerator. And if you find Silly Putty on your fleece blanket, you might not know how to get it off. With the right materials, this is a much easier task than you think.

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Step 1

Place the blanket on a flat surface with the Silly Putty stain facing up.

Step 2

Scrape away as much of the Silly Putty as you can with a butter knife.

Step 3

Saturate the area with a lubricant, such as WD-40.

Step 4

Allow the area to soak for three to five minutes.

Step 5

Spray the area again with the lubricant, and wipe up as much of the stain as possible with cotton balls or a clean cloth.

Step 6

Dampen a clean cloth or cotton ball with isopropyl alcohol, and rub the area until the stain is gone.

Step 7

Apply dish soap to the stain and work it in with a clean cloth to help remove any residue.

Step 8

Rinse the area with a clean, damp cloth.

Step 9

Launder the blanket following the manufacturer's instructions.