Kids love playing with playdough. It’s a great way for them to express their creativity and also develop their motor skills. However, all this playtime can result in some unexpected consequences. If your child splashes it on their clothes or gets it on the carpet, you’ll need to know how to get it out again. Thankfully, removing playdough from clothes is easier than you might think. If your child has managed to get playdough on their clothes, the first thing you should do is check the care label to see if it can be washed in the machine. If so, that’s your easiest option. Alternatively, you may also be able to remove playdough simply by soaking the garment in warm water for a few minutes and then scrubbing it clean with an old toothbrush or wet cloth before hanging it up to dry again.
How To Remove Playdough From Clothes?
- Check the care label to see if it can be washed in the machine. If so, that’s your easiest option.
- Alternatively, you may also be able to remove playdough simply by soaking the garment in warm water for a few minutes and then scrubbing it clean with an old toothbrush or wet cloth before hanging it up to dry again.
- If you’re not sure whether the playdough can be washed in the machine, use a damp cloth to wipe it off. Alternatively, make a paste of baking soda and water and rub it into the playdough stain before rinsing with warm water.
- For stubborn stains, try using an old toothbrush or wet cloth to scrub them clean.
- To make sure you get all of the playdough out, soak the garment in cold water for at least 30 minutes before washing it in the machine on a delicate cycle with regular detergent. If the garment is colored, add 1/8 teaspoon of bleach to each wash cycle for extra protection against stains and fading.
- When you’re ready to dry the garment, hang it on a clothesline or use a clothes dryer in a cool setting.
- If you’re still having trouble getting playdough out of your child’s clothes, buy a stain remover from your local grocery store or pharmacy. You can also mix together 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and apply to the stain with a paper towel before letting it sit for 10 minutes and then wiping it off with another paper towel.
Things You Should Know Before You Start
- There are many types of playdough. Some are designed for children and some for adults. If your child has gotten playdough on their clothes, you’ll need to know which kind of playdough it is to help you remove it.
- You may be tempted to just wash the item of clothing that has been splattered with the play dough, but this can result in a lot of damage to the clothes and damage to the fabric itself. This is because if it gets into the fabric, it will be very hard to get out and if your child spills more on their clothes after washing them, there’s a good chance that this will happen again.
- If you want to remove all traces of playdough from an item of clothing, then all you need to do is run it through a washing machine in a delicate setting with a small amount of soap. However, if you want to remove only some marks or stains left by your child’s messy playtime, then using an old toothbrush or wet cloth will also do the trick – just don’t use any bleach or detergent as these can affect the color and texture of your child’s favorite outfit!
- Don’t forget that if your child has gotten playdough in their hair or on their skin, any attempts at removing it from their clothes may only make things worse so be sure that they wash their hands thoroughly before trying to clean the playdough off their clothes.
- If you need to remove playdough from an item of clothing, try not to touch it with your bare hands as this may spread it around even more. Instead, use a paper towel or a clean cloth or paper napkin that you can easily rinse in warm water after you’re finished cleaning the playdough off your child’s clothes.
How To Remove Playdough From Dark Clothing?
1. Spot Clean
If you can’t wash a stain out of the garment, then you may be able to remove it by spot cleaning. You can use a damp cloth and some white vinegar to clean the playdough off your child’s clothes. The vinegar will remove the color of the playdough while leaving the stains behind.
2. Make an Old-Fashioned Washing Machine Solution
If you have a washing machine, then try adding 1/2 cup of vinegar and enough water to fill up the machine. Turn on your machine and let it run for 15 minutes with no clothes in it. Then, add your child’s stained clothing and run it again for another 15 minutes. If that doesn’t work for removing playdough from children’s clothes, then try adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda to a large bowl of hot water and letting the clothing soak in it for 30 minutes before washing as normal.
3. Use White Vinegar Remover Spray
If you don’t have access to a washing machine or don’t want to use one at all, you can also try using white vinegar spray instead of as an alternative option for removing playdough from clothing. Simply mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar into about 4 cups of warm water in a plastic spray bottle before spraying it onto your kid’s stained clothing or carpeting until all traces are gone. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with warm water and drying as normal with an old towel or paper towel.
How To Remove Playdough From Light-Colored Clothing?
- If the playdough is not washable, you can try soaking the garment in warm water for a few minutes and then scrub it clean with an old toothbrush or wet cloth.
- If neither of these options works, you can try using a stain remover to get the playdough out.
- If that doesn’t work, you may be able to remove playdough from light-colored clothing by giving it a good soak in cold water.
- After soaking for about ten minutes, gently wring out the garment and then hanging it up to dry in the sun or over a radiator or fire as soon as possible to help set the stain free.
- Finally, if none of these options work, you may need to replace your clothing item or have it professionally cleaned by a professional cleaner who has experience treating playdough stains on light-colored fabrics.
Kids are messy and it’s impossible to keep them clean all the time. Thankfully, most stains are easy to remove and a few simple cleaning methods can lift the mess from fabrics before it has a chance to set in. If your child has managed to get playdough on their clothes, the best thing you can do is take action as soon as possible. With the right cleaning methods, you should be able to remove the stain and have your garment looking as good as new in no time at all.