Disastrous Silly Putty debacle

My son fell asleep with Silly Putty in his bed. What a disaster. Does anyone have any thoughts about how to remove it from his quilt and sheets?
Tried to scrape of excess but not having much luck.
I have no idea how to proceed, or how to wash this.
  15 answers
  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Dec 19, 2015
    @Elizabeth Ring Smith Oooohhhhhhh.... goodness, kids ya just gotta Love Them! =D I would first freeze them, & scrape as much off as possible without damaging the fabric, & then soak whatever is left on there with WD-40, baby oil, cooking oil, or the like to break up any left over residue & scrub,then pre-spot & wash it. Good Luck!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 19, 2015
    put alot of ice cubes. leave on until it hardens then peel off
  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Dec 20, 2015
    After freezing try rubbing Crisco into the leftover spots, rub with hand dish detergent, then wash. Before you toss in dryer test to see if it worked.
  • Patricia Patricia on Dec 20, 2015
    I feel your pain! My daughter did the same thing except she had crawled into my bed with the silly putty and it melted all over my new bed spread. I applied lots of ice packs and scraped it off. I eventually got it off, but there was some staining left behind. This was over 20 years ago and I'll be honest and say it felt like a disaster then, but we laugh about it now. :-)
  • Jennifer Selkis Jennifer Selkis on Dec 20, 2015
    I agree with the freezing part. I had silly putty left on my couch. I used ice in bags and picked away at it. It took a while, but it did work. After the putty was off, I used blue Dawn dish soap. You would never know it happened.
  • Pam l Pam l on Dec 20, 2015
    I'd go with GooGone.uh
  • Norma Norma on Dec 20, 2015
    soak in rubbing alcohol and rub as it dissolves and breaks it down. Good video on youtube.
  • Gail Gail on Dec 20, 2015
    Put the sheet and quilt in the freezer and leave them there for a few hours. The silly putty should crack right off and then you can wash them with "RESOLVE" to get the oily stain out. It worked for me. Mind you, I only had to put a T-Shirt in the freezer.
  • Barb Barb on Dec 20, 2015
    If it leaves a stain, try using this solution. Mix two parts hydrogen peroxide to one part Dawn dish washing liquid (Blue). Try this on someplace you can't see just in case.
  • Lisa Mullins Lisa Mullins on Dec 20, 2015
    Goo Gone works, might have to do it a second time, but don't put in dryer until it's all out!
  • Becca Hill Becca Hill on Dec 20, 2015
    Rubbing alcohol dissolves it. One of my daughters got it in her hair one time. Another daughter forgot she had it in her lap and it melted to her pants. I forgot about it,xwashed them with the rest of the clothes ( with laundry detergent and Downey) and when I opened my washer everything smelled like silly putty. Nothing was ruined, no residue or anything left. I don't know how or why other than thank you JESUS! I'd try the rubbing alcohol first though lol.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 20, 2015
    I found this article online: http://www.ehow.com/how_2304062_remove-silly-putty-clothing.html Hope it helps! I remember playing with silly putty as a kid, and how oily and slimy it was.
  • Sue Murphy Sue Murphy on Dec 21, 2015
    WD-l40 will get it off the gunk, then wash the greasy residue with Dawn dish detergent. Wash in machine.
  • Diana R Diana R on Dec 21, 2015
    Can you freeze then scrape? Adress the stain after the removal.
  • Cindy Thomas Cindy Thomas on Dec 22, 2015
    Oh I wished I'd seen these answers earlier. My son ruined my moms sheets a few years ago.