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Playdough Removal

I’ve noticed that I’ve actually had people who have come upon my blog looking for ways to get playdough out of their carpet….

So, after a bit of research, the best suggestion I’ve come across is from the professionals, Hasbro, who makes the brand name “Play-Doh”:


“When attempting to remove PLAY-DOH compound do NOT use hot water or cleaning solutions of any kind. To remove PLAY-DOH compound from carpet or fabrics, allow it to dry completely, and then loosen with a stiff brush. It may be necessary to vacuum clean or wash with gentle soap and cold water.  You may need to repeat the process in order to completely remove the PLAY-DOH compound.”


The only thing I would add from other people is that often there is a color stain left in the carpet.  Treat with a stain treater, such as Shout or something similar, let it sit, and then see if it will come out.  Hopefully this will work!




10 Comments leave one →
  1. Jen V. permalink
    November 12, 2010 11:06 pm

    Thank you! I no longer have playdough in my carpet. Now to figure out how to get the dog hair out…

    • Cass permalink
      October 13, 2015 10:17 pm

      I heard a squeegee works well!

  2. Abbington permalink
    January 18, 2011 8:25 pm

    Thankyou! I did find your blog looking for ways to remove playdough from the carpet ;)…

  3. August 8, 2011 7:46 pm

    that’s how I just found your blog too! thanks!

  4. August 17, 2012 11:14 am

    any advise for those living in hot areas and having a play-doh sqished into long fiber carpets?
    should I use ice?

  5. kennady permalink
    February 17, 2014 6:23 pm

    im just now trying to see if it works . im crossing my fingers .

  6. May 22, 2014 1:52 pm

    wish me luck.

  7. June 4, 2014 4:24 pm

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your post seem to be running
    off the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I
    figured I’d post to let you know. The style
    and design look great though! Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Kudos

  8. Brian K Wall permalink
    October 29, 2016 10:56 am

    Thank you for the advice!

  9. February 26, 2017 7:40 pm

    how do you remove never dry play doh? HELP!!

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