When you are getting some plumbing work done at your house, you are going to be using Plumbers Putty. Plumbers Putty is a pliant substance used on PVC pipes and is considered one of the basic plumbers tools. When all the plumbing work is done you notice that you accidently got some of the putty on your carpet. This can be a real hassle if you do not tend to it on time. But not to worry, with a few household items you can easily remove the putty from your carpet by following these steps.
For this first method, begin by gently scrapping away any excess putty on your carpet. Apply a solvent to the stain, using a brush; gently agitate the stain to dissolve the remaining putty. To emulsify the dissolved putty, apply more of the solvent and gently agitate the affected area. Lastly, rinse area by hot water extraction, and leave as dry as possible by blotting the area with a clean white towel. Avoid using any colored towels, if you use any colored towels the colors can transfer onto your carpet when applying or adding solvents.
For this second method also begin by first using a screwdriver or butter knife to scrape away as much of the putty as possible from carpet, and then run a vacuum through the area to pick up the small pieces that were broken off. Next, spray WD-40 onto the affected area. (Be careful not to soak the carpet, if a lot is used it could leave a stain behind). Allow the wd-40 to sit for about 10 minutes, this will allow the putty to loosen itself from the carpet. Next, repeat the first step again and scrape more of the putty from the carpet and then spray again with WD-40. This step must be repeated until all of the putty has been scraped off. Then, when all of the putty has been removed, use a clean cloth and apply rubbing alcohol to the area. (If you do not have rubbing alcohol around your house, you can always use white vinegar too. This works just as well as the alcohol). This will remove any remaining stains. Lastly, use another clean towel and with warm water rinse the area. Dry the carpet by placing a fan nearby and blotting the carpet with clean towels to soak up all the moisture. Make sure you first test the solutions used in a conspicuous area to avoid any damage to your carpet.
Always remember if you do not feel comfortable dealing with these stains and mixing solutions on your own to remove them, call a professional for any advice. It is always best to know the types of fibers that you are dealing with to prevent any permanent damage to your carpet.
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