How to Remove Blu-Tack From Carpets

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Blu-tack is a brand of adhesive putty that allows you to temporarily attach light items to your walls and other surfaces. Blu-tack will not stain your walls or other nonporous surfaces, but it can get pressed into carpets where it might be difficult to remove. Prevent this by keeping track of your Blu-tack and keeping it out of reach of children, who might mash it into the carpet.

Things You'll Need

  • Masking tape
  • Comb
  • Citrus-based cleaner
  • Cloths

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Remove as much of the Blu-tack as possible with your fingers. You may be able to remove most of it this way, but it is likely that some of it will still be stuck to the carpet fibers.

Press another piece of Blu-tack against the Blu-tack on the carpet, and immediately pull it away. Some of the Blu-tack will attach and pull away from the carpet.

Press masking tape against the Blu-tack. Rub the masking tape into the carpet with your fingers. This will warm the adhesive and help it stick to the Blu-tack.

Pull the tape up to remove more of the Blu-tack.

Run an old comb through the carpet to remove more of the Blu-tack.

Apply citrus-based cleaner to a clean cloth. Dab the remaining Blu-tack with the citrus cleaner, which will soften the Blu-tack so you can remove the rest of it.

Press a cloth into the carpet to soak up the rest of the cleaning solution.

Spray the solution with clear water from a spray bottle. This will help rinse away the cleaning solution.

Press a cloth into the area to dry it completely.

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