You've decided to give your room a makeover with a fresh paint job and new curtains. The carpet looks pretty good and was expensive to buy so you don’t want the cost and hassle of replacing it. But then you spy some Blu Tack® stuck in the carpet and it's pretty bedded in.
Thankfully, you don't need to be an expert to remove Blu Tack® from carpet. With our step-by-step guide it is really simple to clean our adhesive tack from your floor.
What is Blu Tack®?
Blu Tack® is the original reusable adhesive that provides an ideal alternative to drawing pins or sticky tape, with over a thousand uses around the home, office and school. It is available in multiple variations including Blu Tack® original, Blu Tack® Pink, Blu Tack® White, Blu Tack® Grey and a pre-cut version, Blu Tack® Squares.
Although Blu Tack® has an abundance of uses to give you a helping hand in daily life, it can sometimes stick to places you'd prefer it not to. So, let us help you learn how to get Blu Tack® out of carpet.
Everything you need to remove Blu Tack® from carpet
First things first, you will need two essential items, our Bostik Sticky Tape and a fine-tooth comb. You can pick up both at local supermarkets or a variety of other retailers - see where to buy Bostik products.
- Parcel tape or sticky tape
- A fine-tooth comb
Note: The adhesive properties of Bostik Blu Tack® increase with time, so take extra care when removing it after a period of months.
How to remove Blu Tack® from carpet
Step 1: Start by hand
Begin by working on the Blu Tack® by hand, removing as much as possible.
Tip: We recommend pinching the carpet strands with your fingers and trying to slide the Blu Tack® off the fabric. Take care not to squish the tack further into the carpet. Complete this motion several times to remove the bulk of the adhesive tack.
Step 2: Grab some Blu Tack®
Having removed the excess product, 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 this step for as long as required to remove as much Blu Tack® 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. The sticky tape's adhesive properties will work by pulling any stubborn Blu Tack® from the carpet. Repeat this step with fresh parcel tape as needed.
Step 4: Comb time
Finally, to help remove any last bits of adhesive from your carpet, use a fine-tooth comb and simply comb through the affected area.
Tip: The smaller the pieces of Blu Tack®, the finer the comb you'll need.
And you're done! You'll now have a Blu Tack®-free carpet to help make your room makeover complete.
The best surfaces for Blu Tack®
Blu Tack® performs best on non-porous surfaces, e.g. vinyl coated wallpapers, painted surfaces, glass, and metal.
We do not advise using it on absorbent or recently decorated surfaces, including silk-screen printed or hand stencilled wallpapers, or on porous brickwork - as it can leave a slight oily mark if left for a long period of time.
Blu Tack® stains on a wall? We've got you covered.
*Recommendations and suggestions are for guidance only since conditions of use are beyond our control.