Blu Tack® is the original reusable adhesive with over a thousand uses. It provides an ideal alternative to drawing pins or sticky tape, but isn’t so handy if it gets dropped and pressed into carpet. It might feel like it will never come out, but here’s how to remove it…
Blu Tack® stuck in the carpet? It’s easy to remove with our step-by-step guide
Picture the scene, you’re giving a room a makeover with a fresh paint job and new curtains. The carpet looks pretty good and was expensive to buy – you really don’t want the cost and hassle of replacing it. But then you spy some dirt in the carpet, on closer inspection it turns out to be some old Blu Tack® and it's pretty bedded in.
Will it ever come out? And how should you remove it? Our simple step-by-step guide will show you how.
How to remove Blu Tack® from carpet – a step-by step-guide
Step 1: Start by hand
Begin by working on the Blu Tack® by hand, removing as much as possible.
Step 2: Grab some Blu Tack®
Warm a good-sized piece of Blu Tack® in your hands, dab it against the Blu Tack® in the carpet, then pull it away, repeating to remove as much as possible.
Step 3: Try parcel tape
If there are any small pieces remaining, wrap some parcel tape – sticky side outwards – around your knuckles. Then knead your knuckle into the affected area. Repeat with fresh parcel tape as needed.
Step 4: Comb time
Use a fine-tooth comb to remove any remaining Blu Tack®, and you’re done!
Everything you need to remove Blu Tack® from a carpet
- Bostik Blu Tack®
- Parcel tape or sticky tape
- A fine-tooth comb
The best surfaces for Blu Tack®
Blu Tack® performs best on non-porous surfaces, e.g. vinyl coated wallpapers, painted surfaces, glass, and metal. Before using Bostik Blu Tack®, refer to the relevant Technical Data Sheet, available here.
#BluHacks from Blu Tack®
Blu Tack®'s multitude of uses, or ‘hacks’, make everyday life that little bit easier. With over a thousand uses*, or #BluHacks, it’s no wonder Blu Tack® is everyone’s favourite reusable adhesive. These #BluHacks make Blu Tack® a must-have in any home, office or school.
Whether you’re removing fluff from clothing, straightening a picture frame or fixing that wobbly chair, you can bet there’s a #BluHack for that! CE approved, it is available in blue, white and pink.
But what do you do with your Blu Tack®? Share your #BluHacks on social media, or find more inspiration here.
#BluHacks – What do you do with yours?
*Recommendations and suggestions are for guidance only since conditions of use are beyond our control.