Quick & easy: how to get slime off carpet and clothes

Don’t let the slime stains cause the fun to stop! Follow our tips and learn how to remove slime from clothes and carpet with ease!

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Key Steps

Here are the top tips to remove slime from clothes and carpets efficiently:

  1. Make a homemade cleaner with two-parts white vinegar and one-part warm water.
  2. Use a detergent like Omo to remove stubborn slime stains from clothes.
  3. Wash clothes as normal after removing slime from fabrics.

Slime is a colourful, fun activity for kids: it's easy to make, sticky and easily manipulated. It's a popular rainy-day activity until you find it in your carpet or rubbed in the fibres of your children’s clothes. But, there's no need to panic! With the tips you will find below, we’ll show you how to remove slime from clothes and carpet fibres quickly and easily, so the fun doesn't have to stop! And if you need help with other arts and crafts stains then try our articles on how to remove superglue from clothes and how to remove paint stains on clothes.

A white vinegar and water homemade cleaner is a great way to remove slime from carpet or clothes, just remember to use a soft brush to avoid damaging the fibres.

How to remove slime from carpet: 5 easy steps

With just five easy steps we’ll show you how to get slime off carpet.

What you’ll need: white vinegar, soft-bristled brush, a clean towel and a vacuum cleaner.

Follow these steps to remove slime from carpet for once and all:

  1. Make a homemade cleaner. Use two-parts white vinegar to one-part warm water to create the perfect homemade cleaner to remove slime from carpet.
  2. Apply and (gently) rub. Use your soft-bristled brush to gently rub your homemade cleaner into the slime. This should help to lift the slime away from the carpet fibres.
  3. Soak up the stain. Use your clean, dry towel to blot the stained area. Take care not to rub the fibres: this will push the slime into them, making it harder to remove.
  4. Repeat. Continue to repeat steps 2-3 until all the slime has been removed.
  5. Vacuum clean. Use your vacuum to pick up any smaller slime particles you may not be able to see.

How to get slime out of clothes in 6 steps

There are some simple steps you can follow to remove slime from clothes with ease, using your washing detergent and water!

  1. Remove any excess. Firstly, you need to remove as much of the slime as possible. This can be done by rubbing an ice cube over the slime, freezing it. This will make it easier to scrape off with your nails or a pair of tweezers.
  2. Use a good detergent. Next, massage a good quality detergent like Omo into the area where the slime is. We recommend using rubber gloves to rub the detergent in.
  3. Let the detergent do its work. Leave the detergent to sit for around 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse your clothes off in a bucket of warm water. Swirl your clothes around to rinse thoroughly.
  5. Soak for half an hour. Leave your clothing in the warm water for at least half an hour. For particularly stubborn stains, soak them for longer.
  6. Wash as normal. Remove the clothing from the bucket and wash as normal, following the manufacturer’s instructions on the care label. Avoid high temperatures or tumble drying until you’re certain the slime is fully removed.

With our quick and simple to follow steps, you can be sure to remove slime from clothes and carpets with ease. This will give you peace of mind when allowing your children to enjoy slime on rainy days.

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