Isn't that craze over yet? Eh no. Slime is still a big hit among elementary school kids. Especially if you make your own slime, of course with nice bright colors and preferably with glitter.
But not everyone is equally charmed by the mess with that snotty stuff.
Much to the dismay of many parents, it often ends up somewhere you don't want it. Such as on the carpet, on your sofa, or on the clothes. Fortunately, it is easy to remove.
How to get homemade slime out of carpet, sofa, or clothes?
Well, now I am an expert in that! So read on to find out.
How to Get Homemade Slime Out of Carpet, Sofa or Clothes
First of all, don't panic. You really can get this clean. And you probably have everything you need to get rid of the homemade slime at home.
There are three different ways to do this.
Remove homemade slime with vinegar
Vinegar works best for getting slime out of carpets, sofas and clothes. That dissolves the slime - and the glue.
How to get homemade slime out of carpet and sofa with vinegar?
- Remove excess blobs of slime from carpet or sofa as much as possible. You can do this with your fingers or scrape it off with a knife.
- Pour a generous amount of vinegar over the area so that the fabric is completely wet. Let the vinegar sit for a few minutes.
- Wipe the stain off gently with a damp towel. If there is still slime on the carpet or sofa, repeat step 2 one more time. The slime then disappears like snow in the sun!
If you have slime in your clothes, vinegar also works magically.
For this, you follow the same step-by-step plan as for carpets and sofas. Only after step 2 do you rinse your garment with warm water. If there is still slime on the fabric, throw it in the washing machine, wash it on a normal cycle and your garment will be back to normal.
Remove homemade slime with dish soap
Another trick that often works is dish soap. How to get homemade slime out of carpet and sofa with dish soap?
- As with vinegar, use your fingers or a knife to remove as much of the loose slime as possible from the stain.
- Put a dash of dish soap on the stain and let it work for a minute.
- Gently wipe off the stain with a damp towel. Repeat until all the stain and the dish soap is removed.
To remove slime from clothes with dish soap, do the following:
- Do the same steps 1 & 2 as for carpets and sofas.
- Turn on the hot tap, let the water flow slowly, and rub the fabric of the clothes together.
- Scrub until all the slime is out.
- Wash the clothes on a normal washing program. Then it is like new again!
Dissolve slime with goo remover
There is one last way to get slime out of carpets, sofas and clothes, namely with Goo Gone goo and adhesive remover. By the way, this tip is not from myself, but from a friend. This is how she saved her child's bedding and cuddly toy.
How to get homemade slime out of carpet and sofa with goo remover?
- Remove as much excess slime from the stain as possible.
- Apply Goo Gone goo remover to clean white cloth.
- Gently blot the stain.
- Clean the area with soap and water.
To remove slime from clothes with goo remover, do the following:
- Remove as much of the loose slime as possible from the stain.
- Pour a generous amount of Goo Gone goo remover on the spot and let it soak for about 5 minutes.
- Blot the slime stain with a clean white cloth.
- Throw the garment in the washing machine and run a normal wash cycle with extra detergent. The stain should have disappeared completely.
Just a word of caution with this method; Although you can use Goo Gone goo remover on fabric, I don't know what the effect is on the color, etc. So you would do well to test this out on an inconspicuous piece.
I hope one of these methods has helped you clean your homemade slime stain. If you have any other tips that work, be sure to leave them in the comments sections!