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For those who have been living under a rock for the past few decades, Silly String is the proper name for the canned aerosol streamer that you spray at people when you’re feeling a bit cheeky. While it remains in liquid form inside of the can, it turns into a solid once it hits the air. It’s a lot of fun to spray at people, but as anyone who has had a Silly String fight can tell you, it’s a nightmare to clean up.

In most instances, it is your best bet to avoid spraying it indoors. The more that you spray in certain areas, the harder it is going to be to clean up. If you must spray this nuisance, you’ll want to make sure that you are doing so outdoors, as this limits the amount of mess that is made. But what if we told you that there was a better way to clean up the string?

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Before you get started, be sure to protect any vehicles, carpets, or furniture that you are trying to preserve from the Silly String. Don’t make the mistake of trying to clean any of these items after the fact.

All you need to dissolve Silly String and make cleaning it up that much easier is water, mineral spirits, and a spray bottle to mix them up in.

Make sure the bottle is filled with equal parts water and mineral spirits. Spray the solution on the messy areas and allow it to sit for a few minutes.

Repeat the steps as needed until the problem has been fully eradicated.

It’s really that easy!

Once you have seen the awesome results that this method has to offer, you are definitely going to want to pass this one along to your friends and loved ones. Everyone’s kids seem to love playing with this stuff. At least now they can do it without causing any lasting damages!