Making and playing with slime is an uber-popular pastime for both kids and tweens. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of recipes online for making slime, each with different properties and textures. But what they may not tell you is this stuff is murder to remove. Slime leaves a gooey mess that clings to clothes, carpet and furniture. From how to get slime out of fabric to getting slime out of clothes, we’ve got you covered.

How to Get Slime Out of Clothes

If you have kids, you’d better know how to get slime out of fabric! If you’re dealing with clothes, set up a cleaning station near your kitchen sink by laying old towels or newspapers on the counter. This way you work freely without getting cleaning products (or slime) on other surfaces.

Use some paper towels and a butter knife to remove as much slime as you can. Use ice to freeze the remaining slime to scrape away more. Pretreat the spot with liquid detergent for at least 10 minutes, then soak the garment in hot water for about 30 minutes. Wash as usual and allow the article of clothing to air dry.

You’ll also need to know how to get dry slime out of clothes. Soak the stain in white distilled vinegar for 5 minutes and then rinse off any slime particles with warm water while the vinegar is still wet. Wash as normal. For slime made with glue, acetone might work as a last resort. Try using acetone with cotton wool and gently dabbing the stain. Wash as normal.

How to Get Slime Out of Carpet

How to remove slime from carpet when it’s wet:

  • Remove as much of the slime out of the carpet as you can.
  • For embedded slime, use a spoon to gently scrape it away onto a paper towel.
  • Mix 2/3 cup white vinegar with 1/3 water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the cleaner on the slime and let it soak in.
  • Use a scrub brush to work the cleaner in to soften and break down the slime.
  • Blot with a white cloth to remove excess liquid and repeat as needed.
  • Use a wet/dry vac to vacuum up the rest.
  • Use rubbing alcohol to remove color stains.
  • Get rid of the vinegar smell by sprinkling baking soda on the carpet and vacuuming when it’s dry.

How to get dried slime out of carpet:

  • Begin by removing as much slime as you can by following the first step described above.
  • Apply ice to the slime stain and let it sit for 10 minutes or until the slime is brittle.
  • Once the slime is frozen, pick and gently scrape the slime out of the carpet.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to clean up the remaining slime debris.
  • Use rubbing alcohol to remove any color stain from the carpet.

How to Get Slime Out of a Couch

Knowing how to get slime out of fabric upholstery starts by getting as much slime off the fabric as possible. Work the slime up and away (even pulling the fabric up) to avoid pushing it deeper into the woven threads.

  • Remove as much of the slime as possible, but don’t scrub.
  • Mix 2/3 cup white vinegar with 1/3 water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the white vinegar formula liberally and let it soak in.
  • Use a soft brush to gently work your cleaning solution into the fabric.
  • To get rid of the vinegar odor, use plain water and a clean cloth and scrub the area.
  • Lay a towel over the spot to help it dry faster.

How to Remove Slime from Walls

While it is easy enough to scrape slime from a hard surface, the dyes still may leave a lasting impression. Mixing a paste of baking soda and water with a small amount of vinegar. Dab the paste directly on top of the stain and let dry. Protect your floor with towels and wipe up any drips right away. Once the paste is dry, brush off with a paper towel.

If the slime has dried, mix a little mild detergent and water in a bowl. Skim the suds off the surface onto a cloth and wash the slime off the wall. If you need more cleaning power, use a natural all-purpose cleaner or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Stains, especially from slime, are no joke. If the job is too tough, let The Maids work their magic. We offer special cleaning services just for this reason. No task is too big and no cleaning job is too tough! Contact us with your messiest problems and we’ll provide the cleanest solutions!


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