Play Doh-stained white carpet

How to Remove Play-Doh/Silly Putty Stains

Great for a kid’s creativity, not so good for their clothes, play-doh and silly putty stains can be quite a challenge to remove.

Luckily for you, Tide can help with the hard work with these simple tips to get rid of play-doh and silly putty stains.

Step 1

Remove Excess

Brush off any excess from the garment before rinsing under cold, running water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove.

A person brushing off excess from white garment
Step 2

Pre-treat

Using a bucket, a sink or a bowl, create a soaking solution by adding 1 ounce or 1 ½ tablespoons Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid of per gallon of cold water. Allow the garment to soak for up to 5 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.

Step 3

Dose

You can use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 4

Load

Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

A person loading white clothes into the washing machine drum
Step 5

Wash

Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

Recommended Articles:

How to Read Laundry Symbols

Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
Recommended Articles:

How to Read Laundry Symbols

Step 6

Unload

When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.

A laundry basket full of neatly folded, colored gaments
Eliminate odorsSign Up Now